Soul Town Festival returned again this year for another successful year.

More than 7,000 revellers took to Croydon Road Recreation Ground to enjoy some of the best USA and British Soul and Motown stars perform.

The line-up included several big named Soul and Motown artists headlined by Jocelyn Brown with fantastic performances from Evelyn “Champagne” King, Aswad, D-Train, Joyce Sims, Baby D, Odyssey, Alison Limerick and more.

Festival organizers and Soul Motown enthusiasts Lucy Bateman and Joe Courtney built on the success of last year’s event and added more big named stars and the Soultown Live Lounge stage to help create awareness for up and coming talent.

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Excellent facilities were available for less able guests. Soul Town is the first UK national festival to introduce the Sunflower Lanyard scheme for people with hidden disabilities.

The event was sponsored by Magic FM and supported Demelza Hospice Care for Children through optional donations at ticket sales and donations from visitors on the day.

Lucy Bateman, director of Soultown Festival said “Soultown Festival has been fantastic this year, we are getting bigger and bigger and have huge aims to host some worldwide artists.

"We are extremely proud to introduce the Sunflower lanyard scheme and use the Mobiloo to enable people with additional needs attend a festival. We already have big plans for 2020!”