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The City Sound Project in the Westgate Hall

Get ready for Canter-party!

Canterbury will once again confirm its reputation as one of the premier party cities in the UK this summer.

Festivals and concerts are liberally sprinkled across the season and will draw thousands into the city.

And with fine weather arriving, today sees the start of the summer fun. The Dane John Gardens is hosting the City Sound Project in the Park.

Acts to perform include DJ Yoda, High Tide, Coco and the Butterfields, Ben Russell and the Charmers, Jeannine Barry and more today (Saturday).

Sunday will see Old Dirty Brasstards, Richh, Jazz Beams and Crepe City DJs.

High Tide are playing CSP in the Park

Entry to CSP in the Park is free and it takes place from noon to 7pm today and tomorrow.

It is a prelude to the main City Sound Project on the Bank Holiday Sunday of May 27.

Happening at 16 venues across Canterbury, acts include Wretch 32, DJ Guv, The Magic Gang, Royal T and Indoor Pets.

Music fans can buy a wristband and try to see as many of the 24 acts as possible. Click here for more information.

Then on Saturday, June 9 again at the Dane John Gardens will be the third annual Canterbury Pride.

Swedish pop group A-ha will perform in June

It is growing year on year and as many as 15,000 people are expected to attend to see acts such as S Club and Abba tribute act Abbalicious.

Canterbury’s St Lawrence Ground, the home of Kent cricket, will once again host summer concerts

Thursday June 7, will see performances from 80s pop sensations A-Ha and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

Saturday June 9 will see Steps, Blue and Saara Aalto take to the stage at the famous old ground.

Click here for more information.

If you fancy something a little gentler, then why not while away the long hot summer days in one of Canterbury’s superb pub beer gardens.

The Canterbury Journal’s definitive list of the top 10 as voted by you can be found here.

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