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This year's Croxfest in Croxley Green receives 'tremendous' support
Thousands flocked to the "terrific" Croxfest at the weekend, where visitors gathered to hear the free music on offer.
A total of 10 acts performed throughout the day at the event on The Green, in Croxley, which ran from midday until 8pm on Saturday.
Event organiser Stephen Crabtree said Croxfest 2013 has received wonderful comments from those who attended.
He said: "The overwhelming feedback so far is that everyone has had a terrific time. People enjoyed themselves and the support has been tremendous.
"My inbox is already filled with people who want to do stuff for 2014."
While the event was free, there were collection buckets taking donations from visitors throughout the day.
Organisers were collecting money for Croxley Green Parish Council’s charities, which include the local branch of The Stroke Club and The Linda Jackson Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital.
Donations will also be given to the cadets at RAF Northolt, and some of the funds will go towards covering the costs of hosting the event.
Croxfest is in its third year, and Mr Crabtree says support only seems to be growing.
With last year’s event attracting between 5,500 and 6,000 people, Mr Crabtree believes Croxfest 2013 had between 7,000 and 8,000 visitors.
There was a variety of music, which ranged from original material to well-known sing-along covers.
Acts performing throughout the day varied from style to age, with performances from Honour Sunday, Maze and The Specifices.
Other acts included The Odd Eccentric, Reptilehause, Scandal, Chasing Grace, The Tuesday Club, The Spitfires and Delorean.
Mr Crabtree said the family event could not have been put on without the support of volunteers and the local community.
He added: "Another thing which never ceases to amaze me is the generosity of people. That has been brilliant.
"It was a terrific day and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event, after a good rest, that is."
There were a number of stalls available selling food, snacks and beverages, and, while no alcohol was allowed to be sold on the festival site, visitors were allowed to bring their own with a picnic.
Those who really wanted to get into the festival spirit were able to kit themselves out in Croxfest t-shirts and wristbands, with all proceeds going towards the running costs of putting on the event.
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