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In pictures: 35,000 enjoy live music at Under the Stars in East Ham

PUBLISHED: 13:15 19 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:15 20 August 2013

Revellers danced in front of the  main stage during Eastern Beats

Revellers danced in front of the main stage during Eastern Beats

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Around 35,000 people gathered Under the Stars to watch four nights of live music to reflect the diversity of culture in Newham.

Around 35,000 people gathered Under the Stars to watch four nights of live music to reflect the diversity of culture in Newham.

The annual festival, which ran from Thursday to Sunday, returned to Central Park in High Street South, East Ham to entertain residents and visitors alike.

This is the 14th outing for Newham Council’s musical extravaganza.

Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales proclaimed this year’s Under the Stars “the best one ever.”

He added: “We have had an amazing line-up with something for everyone, including a superb performance from young people on our Every Child a Musician programme.

“Some people have asked why we continue to spend money on events like this. I say it’s important to keep investing in the things residents tell us they like and make a difference to their lives.

“This year 35,000 people have told us they like it. That’s why we will continue to bring the whole of Newham together. And best of all, it’s free.”

For full coverage of this year’s Under the Stars, see the Recorder on Wednesday.

For a picture gallery of the festival, click on the multimedia link on the right hand side.

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