In pictures: First ever Summer Solstice Sundown festival a hit
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The inaugural Summer Solstice Sundown festival in Great Dunmow has been hailed a great success.
Organisers said the sell-out Covid-safe event had seven bands covering a variety of genres. Mick Wilson, formerly of 10cc, also performed for the crowd.
Town councillor Emma Marcus, one of the organisers, said: "We were delighted to see so many people thoroughly enjoying themselves.
"Feedback so far is that everyone who joined the day had a great time.
"We did have a period of light rain, but we were very British, and it didn't spoil a thing! People just put up their brollies and got on with it."
Audience participants were in 'pods' on the Recreation Ground.
The event was a fundraiser for the mayor's charities - the Buffy Playbus, The Rowena Davey Centre and Uttlesford Community Travel.
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Mayor Patrick Lavelle visited each of the pods, and was on stage several times.
He said: "I'm extremely pleased that we were able to host the first Dunmow Summer Solstice Sundown festival very successfully this year.
"It was a fantastic opportunity to bring together the residents of Dunmow and start to heal our fractured community and it is very exciting to know that we have such fantastic local talent.
"We were able to manage the whole event in a safe way and we have successfully raised money for the three mayor's charities which are all local."
Andy Coleman from Bar House Events, who managed the catering, will also donate 20 percent of his proceeds to the funds.
Bands who played at the festival: