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The beat goes on at Southampton's Music in the City festival
SOUTHAMPTON came to life with the sound of music over the weekend.
From rock to reggae, to hip-hop and flamenco, musical performers popped up in some of the more unusual musical venues in the city to showcase their talents.
This year’s Music in the City, backed by the Daily Echo, promised to be a bigger and better festival of free entertainment and it certainly was with nearly 100 performers taking to a variety of temporary stages.
Crowds gathered at all 14 venues, including Guildhall Square and the ruins of Holyrood Church, to make the most of the free entertainment on offer. There was standing room only in many places due to the event’s popularity.
Not content with just one venue many music fans made themost of the festival following the trail of tunes across the city.
From open-air venues to intimate spaces, each performance created a different sound, giving audiences a real taste of the variety of talent on offer in the city.
Giving people a taste of the blues was band Doghouse Boat Boys at the Weigh House, while Ken Wood and the Mixers offered up their unique style of bold and brassy soul at the Castle Vault.
Fans of more commercial music did not miss out either with talent scout Rosalind Fountain’s pick of the local stars performing in a musical showcase at the Marlands shopping centre.
Wilson Massie, one of the organisers, said: “Every venue I went to had a good crowd and when we asked people if they had been to other locations, more than half said that they had, which is great.”
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