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Canterbury festival ‘brings life back’ into city

Festival organisers in Canterbury say their recent event brought life back into the city.

This bank holiday weekend saw City Sound Project (CSP) in the Park make its grand return after a 5 year hiatus.

The free-to-enter festival saw hundreds of people flock to Dane John Gardens for a weekend of music, food and family friendly entertainment.

Dennis Archer, a member of the CSP team says it was a successful bank holiday weekend event.

“CSP in the Park was crazy as it was great to see so many people come together and bring some life back into Canterbury, and a perfect way for the community to come together and enjoy the music.

“It was a lot of fun to be involved and help out along the way and it was good to see the event run so smoothly

Mr Archer says this was just a taster of what is to come in the future.

He said: “I look forward to what’s to come and bring on the main event.

“CSP 2024 is going to be huge, with over 120 artists, 16 venues spread across the bank holiday weekend of 25th and 26th May.”

The event had security at each entrance, with thorough bag searches to ensure everyone’s safety.

Chloe O’shea, a local resident attended CSP in the Park for the first time on Sunday.

“I brought my friends with me and it was an amazing day out, the vibes were immaculate and thanks to the security, I felt safe.

” With lots of music and food from Canterbury’s top food traders, it has given me hope for future projects that CSP bring to the city.”


Josh Simcock was working behind the bar across the 2 days and said it was a positive experience.

“There was never any trouble, everyone was there to have a good time.

Seeing everyone happy and enjoying themselves, it was really good to see and be a part of that experience.”

CSP in the Park certainly brought the noise, with many looking forward to what is next in store for City Sound Project.