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