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SN1 Fest is No 1
9:20am Monday 20th August 2012 in News
MUSIC lovers basked in the sunshine as they turned up the volume at the Town Gardens.
The Bowl was a buzz of dance music over the weekend as the SN1 Fest Summer Ball took place, attracting hundreds of revellers over both days.
Saturday saw a mix of some of the best UK DJs and local talent around, with acts such as Eats Everything and Danny Byrd & Pinch getting people on their feet.
Headliner Eats Everything, who shot to fame last year and became a firm contender for Radio One airplay with debut single Entrance Song, was a favourite with the audience.
The party didn’t stop at the Town Gardens on Saturday, with Suju carrying on the music until the early hours.
On Sunday, there was more of a community and family feel about the day with a range of music for all tastes and ages, with live acts such as Ben Montague, workshops and other entertainment.
Ben broke through in the music industry this year with his debut single, Haunted, which had plenty of airplay on both national and commercial radio.
Graffiti artist Mat Cole was on hand to show people his work, which he was producing especially for the festival, and the youth life project had a range of stalls for children which included nail painting.
SN1 Fest, which saw more than 2,000 people attend over 13 hours last year, began as a pre-event for the 2009 Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Swindon and included dozens of DJs.
Steve Collins, 19, from Old Town , said: “This is a great event, there is nothing like it in Swindon for dance music and I am here supporting one of my friends.
“The weather has been ideal and I think there are going to be a few sore heads come Monday.”
Caley Thomas, 27, from the town centre, said: “There is a great atmosphere here and something for everyone.
“My kids have been enjoying themselves with the entertainment while we have just chilled out and enjoyed the weather and the music.
“This is the second time I have been to the event and it is great for the younger community, and I hope it carries on being supported.”
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