Thousand enjoy Breakin' Out Festival in Abergavenny
10:07am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
THOUSANDS gathered at Aberagvenny’s Breakin’ Out Festival at the weekend to soak up the sun and the very best of popular music.
Tinchy Stryder headlined Monmouthshire’s biggest urban music festival, which is in its second year, at a sun-drenched Bailey Park.
It also featured performances from well-known acts such as X Factor finalist Amelia Lilly, the Loveable Rogues, Twist & Pulse and Newport rappers Goldie Lookin’ Chain.
Activities and workshops included a sports zone, stalls, funfair, circus skills taught by NoFitState Circus, bungee run and DJs located in the “creative village”.
Twist and Pulse, the London-based street dance duo who made it to the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2010, were on hand to impart some of their wisdom with dance tips to the gathered crowd.
More than 2,000 people headed to Bailey Park to enjoy the music.
Sharon Lewis, the event organiser, said the festival’s no alcohol policy showed “young people can have a great time without drinking”.
She added: “We’ve been lucky with the weather because it was forecasted to rain this weekend so that’s been great for us.”
Frankie Wesson and Alex Berry, both 19 and from Abergavenny, were volunteers as part of the festival’s promotion team of 15 to 20.
Miss Wesson said: “We had a vote online, a Facebook poll, to see who people wanted to see perform.
“It’s been really good.”
Miss Berry added: “There’s been a really good turnout during the day which is great.
“It’s been really popular and people are coming from further out this year.”
Jon Harries, a 24-year-old shop assistant from Abergavenny, was visiting the event for the first time. He said: “It’s such a friendly atmosphere here. That might be down to the lack of alcohol involved, or the weather.
“But I’ll certainly be coming here again next year. There’s something for everyone here.”
The festival is supported by the Arts Council for Wales and Monmouthshire County Council.
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