Summer sun shines on the party

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It was billed as Party in the Park but with a record crowd, blue skies and family entertainment for all ages it became a festival of fun.

The event is one of many in Dunstable Council’s “Summer of Music” programme.

Newlyweds Andrew and Hayley Ratcliff were welcomed by a crowd of thousands when they emerged from their marriage service at the Grove House Registry Office – they joined the party (albeit briefly).

There were performances on the mini-stage of JezO from CBBC’s the Slammer with his unique style of car crash magic. On the main stage area there was live music from local groups, including The Rockabellas, Sons of Late Colonel, a One Direction tribute band, this being followed by the finale highlight of the event from headline act Chico from the X Factor.