A FESTIVAL vibe came to the city when music lovers converged at Victoria Park for the Live at the Park event. 

The event drew people of all ages with everyone making the most of the warm weather while being entertained by a strong lineup of bands. 

Salisbury Journal: Live at Victoria Park music eventLive at Victoria Park music event (Image: Annette J Beveridge Newsquest)

Organised by Salisbury Live, it included three tribute bands and some local acts.

There was something for everyone: Salisbury Radio opened the event and the schedule had an eclectic mix of musical acts including Black Iris, Brodie Risby, The Helmets, Corellian, HP & The Reggae Sauce, Little Mix Show, One Step Behind, and finally, Fleetingwood Mac. 

The event started at 1pm and by 3pm, there were approximately 700 people in attendance. Crowds continued to gather throughout the afternoon with more than 2000 tickets being sold. It was well-organised throughout with many staff on hand to help where needed.  

As the music played, children performed handstands or played chase around the area while mixed-generational families looked on. 

A large bar was positioned at one end of the field and people purchased tokens for drinks from the stall next to the bar. Each alcoholic drink required one token which came to £6.

Three street food vendors were located at the far side close to seats where people tucked into a variety of food.

On the same side of the field, an area had been designated for children to play which included bouncy castles although there were additional costs for this. 

Those with VIP tickets had their own area close to the stage and there was easy access to another bar.  

Many people set up camp close to the stage and settled in for the rest of the day having brought chairs or blankets on which to sit. 

Not even the dark clouds overhead which threatened rain several times prevented people from dancing or singing along.