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Liz Allison enjoys City Sound Project in the Park in the Dane John

Thousands bask in sunshine for City Sound Project in the Park

Summer arrived with a huge party in the city yesterday.

Thousands gathered in glorious sunshine in the Dane John Gardens for the City Sound Project in the Park which featured a host of local acts including Coco and the Butterfields and High Tide.

The festival was the first in a series of major musical events over the course of the summer in Canterbury.

Philip Creight0n, 23, from Dover was among those who attended.

“It’s brilliant that stuff like this goes on where we live,” he said.

Dane John Gardens was busy for CSP in the Park

“A few beers, hanging out with your friends and listening to some great music is what it’s all about.

“The only annoying thing is how long it took to get a drink at the bar.

“But I supposed that’s what happens when there are so many people coming together in one place.”

Despite the large turnout, there were only a couple of flash points of trouble.

At around 2.30pm a woman who was refused entry to the Dane John because security officials thought she was drunk went berserk close to the Watling Street entrance.

She could be heard repeatedly screaming “get your hands off me!”. Police also later confirmed that they had arrested two people on suspicion of criminal damage.

CSP in the Park is a prelude to the City Sound Project which takes place 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, MS Banks, Cadet 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.

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