Jul 4 2011 By Chronicle reporter
ABOUT 20,000 people descended on Chester Racecourse for the eagerly-anticipated Chester Rocks festival at the weekend,
Adults, youngsters and families alike gathered at the Roodee for the two-day open air event which saw some of the biggest names in music strut their stuff in the glorious sunshine.
McFly, Taio Cruz, Sugababes and The Saturdays were just some of the pop acts that thousands of adoring fans flocked to see on Saturday, while artists including Feeder, Iggy and The Stooges and The Lightning Seeds pleased the rock groupies on Sunday.
Luckily for the crowds, both days were blessed with glorious sunshine, and families were kept entertained between acts with a funfair, facepainting and a variety of trade stands.
He said: "It turned out to be amazing, such a success and such a great local event for the city of Chester.
Rob March, Chester Racecourse’s head of marketing and communications said that the 'amazing' weekend went better than he could have hoped.
"This was a brand new event so there is lots of learning to take forward. Nothing on this scale has ever happened in Chester before but both days went amazingly smoothly.
"This is definitely something we would look to make an annual event. We’ll be going through the review process very carefully and looking at ways we can improve for following years.
"We were really lucky to hold the festival at such a great venue and I’m really pleased that lots of the feedback on sites like Twitter and Facebook has been so positive."