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IT WAS a glorious day and thousands of people basked in the sunshine at the first Portsmouth Summer Show.

People from across the city and beyond packed out the King George V playing fields for a day of entertainment.

Crowds at the Summer Show ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (150627-5529)

Crowds at the Summer Show ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (150627-5529)

Among them was Carol Harmer, 69, from Felix Square in Hilsea.

She said: ‘We usually go out to the bandstand and this is the first year so we thought we would give it a try. It’s very good. The weather makes it good. It’s so cheap too.

‘We saw Kojak’s Revenge and they were very good. I have seen them a lot of times. I like live music.’

Tickets were £7 for adults, and £5 for children.

Belle Wheatcroft, three, on a merry-go-round ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (150627-4117)

Belle Wheatcroft, three, on a merry-go-round ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (150627-4117)

Nicola Thompson, 35, is from Beaconsfield Avenue in Cosham.

She said: ‘I thought that the price of the tickets was really good for what was actually on offer.

‘It’s a cheap day out for the family. The quality of the acts is good.

‘We wanted to see Alesha Dixon and I stayed for the evening to see Professor Green and Blue.

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW     (RS)     MRW   27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Conor Perreira playing on The South Downs College stand ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (150627-4130)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-123753006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW (RS) MRW 27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Conor Perreira playing on The South Downs College stand ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (150627-4130)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-123753006

‘It’s encouraging that they are bringing things up to the north of the city. It’s a bit of a chore to go down to Southsea and having to park the car.

‘If they do this again, it will be great.’

David Freemantle, 42, from Waterlooville, said: ‘We have a young family. It’s really good for them.

‘It gives us a chance to have a beer as well and there’s entertainment for the kids. It’s good.

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW     (RS)     MRW   27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Come and confess ! - 'Vicar' John Flanagan (50) Head of Drama at South Downs College ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (150627-4143)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-123822006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW (RS) MRW 27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Come and confess ! - 'Vicar' John Flanagan (50) Head of Drama at South Downs College ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (150627-4143)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-123822006

‘We went to Victorious last year which was a great success.’

As well as live music from boy band Blue, X Factor winner Matt Cardle and Professor Green, among others, there were also a number of local acts who had the chance to showcase their talents in front of thousands.

And there were a series of tribute acts including The Silver Beatles, It Must be Madness and Fleetingwood Mac, who all proved popular with the crowd.

As well as the main stage, there was an acoustic stage and a tent, called the Big Top Performance Arena.

There were funfair rides and face painting for the children, plus a range of refreshments and a bar for the adults.

Kelly Johnson, 28, is from Waterlooville. She came along with her partner and their two children.

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW     (RS)     MRW   27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Stunning displays of Hawk flying in The Big Top Arena - Dynamic Birds of Prey ! ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (150627-4168)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-123810006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW (RS) MRW 27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Stunning displays of Hawk flying in The Big Top Arena - Dynamic Birds of Prey ! ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (150627-4168)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-123810006

‘We thought it would be a really nice family day out,’ she said.

‘We live in Waterlooville and sometimes things are happening in Southsea which is a bit of a mission to get to.

‘It’s nice that this was close. It’s good to be out enjoying it – and the weather was really nice.’

Mary Hart, 63, from Parr Road in Cosham, said: ‘This should be an annual event. It’s really good and is well organised.’

Friend Jackie Owen, 43, from Allaway Avenue in Paulsgrove, added: ‘It’s a decent price for a whole day out. It’s nice that it happened all through the day so people can come and go.’

Jai Mason, 26, was at the show with his girlfriend Jemma Davies, 27, from Waterlooville.

Jai said: ‘It seemed like a nice day to get out and about.

‘We were there from when it opened until late into the evening. I thought it was brilliant.

‘Everyone was able to get out and the kids were there.’

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW     (RS)     MRW   27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Cassie Rixon (8 months) from Wymering got to the cakes before her mum could stop her ! ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (150627-4190)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-123856006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW (RS) MRW 27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Cassie Rixon (8 months) from Wymering got to the cakes before her mum could stop her ! ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (150627-4190)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-123856006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW     (RS)     MRW   27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''A member of Blue on stage on Saturday night - ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (150627-4534)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-124442006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW (RS) MRW 27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''A member of Blue on stage on Saturday night - ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (150627-4534)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-124442006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW     (RS)     MRW   27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Blue on the Main Stage - ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (150627-4577)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-124631006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW (RS) MRW 27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Blue on the Main Stage - ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (150627-4577)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-124631006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW     (RS)     MRW   27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Alesha Dixon with her backing group after their performance on the Main Stage ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (150627-5364)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-124851006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW (RS) MRW 27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''Alesha Dixon with her backing group after their performance on the Main Stage ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (150627-5364)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-124851006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW     (RS)     MRW   27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''The little girl who sung to thousands ! - Brooke Pearce (8) from West Leigh Havant stunned the crowd when the MC at The Big Top Arena had to fill some time and asked the audience who would like to sing a song ! ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (150627-5423)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-124832006

PORTSMOUTH SUMMER SHOW (RS) MRW 27/6/2015''The Portsmouth Summer Show held on Saturday 27th June 2015 on The King George V Playing Fields at Cosham in Hampshire ''The little girl who sung to thousands ! - Brooke Pearce (8) from West Leigh Havant stunned the crowd when the MC at The Big Top Arena had to fill some time and asked the audience who would like to sing a song ! ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (150627-5423)'Professional Photographer 'Mobile: 07802 217 569'E: malcolmrichardwells@gmail.com PPP-150628-124832006