Inaugural Old Town Live festival in pictures
Crowds flocked to Stevenage's High Street for the first free live music event - Old Town Live - which took place on Sunday.
Entertainment was enjoyed by many at various venues across the Old Town, while our local businesses took to selling their wares in stalls outside their premises.
Punters poured into Old Town Bar, Mulberry Tree, Cinnabar, Marquis of Lorne and many more throughout the day, with festivities continuing through to 10pm.
Stevenage Borough Councillor, Lloyd Briscoe, executive member for economy, enterprise and transport at Stevenage Borough Council, said: “We were delighted to see so many residents and visitors support Stevenage’s Old Town Live event.
"Old Town Live was a great way to celebrate and showcase our historic High Street’s rich leisure and cultural heritage with live music and superb food and drink.
“Lots of people enjoyed listened to our local musicians who performed throughout the day at a number of High Street venues, bringing the wider community of Stevenage together through music and entertainment.
"We were pleased to see so many businesses from the High Street, indoor market and across Stevenage come together to support what was an excellent event.
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“The event showed the council’s ongoing help which we have provided through our COVID-19 Business Support Programme. This has encouraged businesses in the High Street to open again after the lifting of restrictions.
"We do hope that our residents and visitors will continue to shop locally at our small and independent businesses which are the beating heart of our High Street and make a huge contribution to our local economy.”