Day-long party for town music festival
Families from across Keynsham came together on Sunday to celebrate one of the biggest events in the town's calendar.
The Keynsham Music Festival closed on Sunday with a day-long party in the Memorial Park, featuring local bands, singers and dancers.
Despite the wet weather earlier in the week, the skies were mainly clear and people were able to enjoy the atmosphere, eating and drinking on the grass.
Festival treasurer Andy Wait said the success of the event, which this year had expanded to include various performances across the town over the five days building up to the Sunday, was down to the support of the people of the town.
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He said: "This year they have been amazing. Considering the bad weather we have been having, everyone has been really hardy and come out for everything we have put on.
"Last night (Saturday) the Bath Spa String Quartet were performing and we had everyone out in the rain with their umbrellas up, listening to the music. There was this real blitz spirit."
The build-up to Sunday included a diverse range of events, from opera and jazz, right through to a screening of the hit musical film Grease in the park on Friday night.
Ric Davison, chairman of the festival committee, said they had a team of around half a dozen members who worked extensively on the organisation of the event, as well as more than 40 volunteers who turned out on the day to make sure it ran smoothly.
He said: "We have tried to make sure there is something for everyone here and everything has been so well supported.
"We had about 700 people here in the park on Friday for the Grease screening."
Wendy Simpkins had gone along to the festival with her daughter Tracy and grandchildren, including eight-year-old Jake who was enjoying making a hat in the arts and crafts tent.
She said: "We come along most years because there is quite a lot for the children to do and, particularly when the weather is nice, it is nice to come along and watch the bands."
The Kemp family, including dad Martin, mum Nicola, and three children 15-year-old Tom, 13-year-old Abby and 12-year-old Will, were enjoying a picnic in the sunshine.
Mrs Kemp said they lived in Keynsham so it was an event which was close by and easy to get to.
She said: "There is a bit of everything to do here and the children can go off and do what they want and we know they are safe."