THOUSANDS of people crammed into Wokingham town centre last weekend for the annual International Street Concert.

The huge musical event took over Broad Street on Saturday, June 2, with artists from around the globe taking to the main stage.

Organised by Wokingham Town Council (WTC) and local musician Pauly Zarb, the street concert featured show-stopping performances by Funkline, Trenchtown Experience, and the Marisa Rodriguez Duo. American singer Antsy McClain was due to perform, but a storm meant his plane was grounded and he was unable to travel.

Pauly Zarb said: "There was an awesome turn out and support by the Wokingham community. We had great weather, and all the acts played their hearts out.

"It takes a great team to make this happen and the Town Council, with their hard work all year and on the night, were able to give back to the Wokingham community this incredible concert."

Chairman of WTC's Arts and Culture Committee, Cllr Gwynneth Hewetson said: "The evening was a huge success with crowds packing out Broad Street all night long. The entertainment was superb and enjoyed by everyone from no matter what age. Dancing was not compulsory, but as the night progressed, the crowd was on their feet and singing along. Local restaurants spilled out onto the street, and with fabulous street food vendors, the crowd was definitely well fed. Thank you to everyone who came out for the night, the Town Council were delighted to see so many people come and enjoy themselves. Our thanks go to the local residents and businesses, Creative Director Pauly Zarb, Yes Events, local volunteers for marshalling and our Town Council Officers for bringing this event to life.

"The concert was complimented by yet another successful Artfest which ran from 10am on Saturday. It was lovely to see so many talented artists and the huge variety of art on sale bringing life to the wonderful new space within our town centre."