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Thousands pack Cassiobury Park in Watford for first Herts Pride festival
The organisers of Herts Pride have hailed the success of the first gay pride festival in the county, which was held in Cassiobury Park at the weekend.
Thousands of people attended the event on Saturday with live music, market stalls and a Glam Marquee.
Tyson Martin, chairman of the Herts Pride committee said: "It was an amazing day with several thousand people packed into Cassiobury Park for the first ever Herts Pride.
"I am proud of the committee and our amazing Team Herts Pride stewards. All of whom are volunteers and who are the back bone to Herts Pride working behind the scenes throughout the year, organising fundraising events, securing sponsorship and helping out with all the preparations prior to and on the day."
The event was the product of two years of planning and was born out of discussions held by the Hertfordshire LGBT Partnership, which is made up of public authorities and private organisations.
Mr Martin said due to the success of the event there were already plans to hold Herts Pride again next year.
He added: "I too had a little time to enjoy the day and my highlight was seeing the local artists performing. Herts Pride met my expectations of being a family fun day and everyone enjoying themselves celebrating.
"A special thank you goes to our hosts on both stages, the ever so talented Louis Kearton from VIBE, the lovely Petra Page, the delightful, highly pleasing and entertaining Sandra London, and the amazingly awesome Jason Prince."
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