Nottingham’s Riverside Festival expects to see 250,000 visitors over the weekend.
The event began at 5pm yesterday, Friday 5 August and finishes at 6:30 pm on Sunday 7 August.
Sunday’s Big Top stage programme kicks off with the world famous Treorchy Male Voice Choirs, not to be missed, followed by Carlton Brass, Nottingham’s premier brass band, and Nottingham Big Band performing throughout the afternoon.
Sunday will bring the river into focus with the annual Dragon Boat races return with over 20 local businesses represented as crews battle it out over the 200m race course, with crews of ten people each with a drummer at the front beating time. The Rotary Club’s annual Duck Race will be raising money for their charities and will launch at 4.30 pm.
On Saturday and Sunday, in the little ‘Big Top’ area, younger festival goers will be able to brush up their circus skills. The workshops will feature stilt walking, mini tightrope, plate spinning, juggling, novelty bikes and space hoppers. Wolly the clown will also perform a family show each day, with his hilarious, physical comedy and breath-taking stunts.
Cllr Pavlos Kotsonis, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “After a two year absence, we are really looking forward to Riverside Festival and getting the whole city back together, and welcoming thousands of people down to Victoria Embankment.
“With such a varied and packed programme of entertainment and experiences, the free annual festival is one of the highlights of a Nottingham summer that has been enjoyed by generations of Nottingham folk since its inception in 1973.”