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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

Newhm's mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz, with Dr Zeus and festivalgoers. Picture: Andrew Baker

Newhm's mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz, with Dr Zeus and festivalgoers. Picture: Andrew Baker

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East Ham banded together for Newham’s annual four-night music festival, Under the Stars.

Soul II Soul owned the stage on Saturday night. Picture: Andrew BakerSoul II Soul owned the stage on Saturday night. Picture: Andrew Baker

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.”

The fireworks finale on Sunday night. Picture: Andrew BakerThe fireworks finale on Sunday night. Picture: Andrew Baker

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Aaron Brown and Jasmine Takacs, who are professional dancers on Swedish TV show Let's Dance - Dancing With The Stars. Picture: Andrew BakerThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Aaron Brown and Jasmine Takacs, who are professional dancers on Swedish TV show Let's Dance - Dancing With The Stars. Picture: Andrew Baker

The Skatalites performing at Under the Stars in East Ham Central Park. Picture: Andrew BakerThe Skatalites performing at Under the Stars in East Ham Central Park. Picture: Andrew Baker

Tribute band, Ultimate Earth, Wind and Fire. Picture: Andrew BakerTribute band, Ultimate Earth, Wind and Fire. Picture: Andrew Baker

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