Levi Roots, Mumzy Stranger and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra rock East Ham at annual music festival Under the Stars
PUBLISHED: 14:11 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:11 21 August 2018
East Ham banded together for Newham’s annual four-night music festival, Under the Stars.
Almost 32,000 residents went down to East Ham Central Park to watch performances from Levi Roots, Mumzy Stranger and Soul II Soul last weekend.
The festival was also attended by councillors and Newham’s mayor, and money was raised for the Magie Project in Forest Gate, a charity which supports mothers and children under five with housing needs.
Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz said: “All four nights were energetic, eclectic and electric, especially with the spectacular flag-waving and fireworks on Sunday which made everyone go wild. It was a fantastic event with an incredible range of artists, but the biggest stars were our amazing residents who created such a brilliant atmosphere.
“Music is a powerful tool in breaking barriers and promoting stronger ties between people, but also enabling us to understand the world and life. With the Newham Show and Carnival plus all the events we have put on for young people over July and August I hope residents have had fun during my first summer as mayor.”