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Supersonic BOOM hailed a huge success

The sunshine and the crowds turned out to enjoy 2017’s Supersonic BOOM youth festival (Wednesday 18 August) in which organisers think could be the busiest one yet.

South Leicestershire's largest youth festival, now in its fourteenth year, included scores of assembled stalls, a range of activities, community groups and of course the live music. All these were warmly welcomed by hundreds of nearby residents, of all ages.

Not far from the main stage, which hosted a fantastic array of local talent, this year saw the inclusion of two giant inflatable Aqua Zorb rides, that proved a popular new addition to this year's event.

Family festival scenes took over the whole of South Wigston’s Blaby Road Park, with the fun kicking off at 1pm and going on strong right through until the close at 5pm.

Mark Smith, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council’s Community Safety & Youth Coordinator and festival organiser said: “Supersonic BOOM has now been and gone for another year, and I like to think that this year’s was a massive success!

“Yesterday was certainly the busiest I have seen Supersonic BOOM and I’ve heard plenty of positive comments from visitors about the day’s entertainment and stall selection.

“From myself, and the Youth Council, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support and hard work yesterday. It is you who make Supersonic BOOM the community event it is!”

Money for this year's nominated charity, Newlife - The Charity for Disabled Children was being raised during the festival and the intital reports are that over £200 was donated on the day - with still more cash to come in. A huge thank you must go out to the generous people of the Borough!

Also we would like to show heart-felt appreciation to all the organisers, live acts, support staff and the residents that supported the festival - we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

To see a gallery of pictures from the festival, please click on our Facebook page.

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