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Crowds flock to Muscliff Festival
Muscliff put on its party face at the weekend as Bournemouth residents flocked to a family music festival and funday.
Postponed from July due to the atrocious weather, the weekend of fun in the sun took full advantage of the warm sunshine with the music festival on Saturday and continued with a Sunday Funday.
“A lot of young people brought their own picnics and enjoyed the music,” said Cllr Anne Rey, chairman of the Muscliff Funday Committee, which includes representatives of the local community.
With a jazz band getting the party off with a swing, there was music for everyone ranging from Peace, Love and Gloves to Swing Unlimited, Disco’s Out, Murder’s In and Martin Mation.
This was the first music festival organised by the committee but Sunday saw the fifth year of the popular Funday held at the park behind the youth centre in Shillingstone Drive.
Unfortunately the fun fair could not make the re-organised event. However, there were plenty other activities to keep youngsters amused.
There were pony rides to try, bouncy castles to play upon, stalls, dance groups and a choir to listen too and there was free entry on both days.
“Next year we’ll have the fun fair,” said Cllr Rey, adding that they would probably be holding the music festival again.
And the money they made over the weekend went straight back to the committee to fund future events.