Comet backed Street Fest great success

HUNDREDS of people gathered in Letchworth GC town centre to enjoy the music and fun of the wonderfully successful 2010 Street Fest that was backed by your award winning Comet.

HUNDREDS of people gathered in Letchworth GC town centre to enjoy the music and fun of the wonderfully successful 2010 Street Fest that was backed by your award winning Comet.

Over 50 acts and well over 100 artists performed throughout the day on The Comet, Concept and HSBC stages as well as various other venues in the town centre.

Magicians, jugglers, classical music from The Goldman Ensemble, Bang On with their lively drumming and the City Chorus Letchworth Community Choir with angelic singing entertained the crowds that flocked to the area in the warm sunshine.

Other groups that entertained visitors were Hitchin Thespians, local group Cherry Red and The Settlement Players. Buskers performed in the streets, and bands played outside David’s Music and Bookshop.


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Children were kept entertained with face-painting, story-telling, temporary tattoos and drama workshops. The Music Train provided different ways to explore the world of music, and children were also able to decorate their own cupcake.

Local traders supported the event included Aspidistra, Emporium and CJ’s Clothing.

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The crowds were also entertained by Titan the eight foot robot, as featured on C4’s Big Brother, who made a dramatic entrance with his particular style of robotic antics. He sang “Cry me a river” and he cried jets of water that covered the crowd and also cooled them off!

As the sun shone many children cooled down in the Leys Avenue fountains and newly transformed town centre was the perfect setting for the event.

Town Centre Manager, Lee Boswell, said: “It was great to see so many people supporting this festival and having such a great time.”

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