By Euro Weekly News Media • 09 September 2014 • 14:52
GIBRALTAR’S festival rocked on Saturday night, as the likes of Rita Ora, James Arthur, closing act The Script and headliner Roger Hodgson took to the stage at The Gibraltar Music Festival 2014.
Despite rip roaring high temperatures, the sold out arena, produced over 12 hours of non-stop music between various stages and had over 10,000 fans from all different ages dancing and singing to their favorite tunes.
The third edition of the festival which is organised by the Gibraltar Government, managed to attract around 30 acts from all over Europe, with Irish band The Script closing the show as they paraded a large Gibraltar flag on stage.
Other major acts who delighted the crowds were Roger Hodgson, the lead singer and founder of Supertramp who changed the chorus of his classic hit ‘Take the long way home’ to ‘I took the long way home to Gibraltar,’ asking the crowd at one point if they would go home with him.
James Arthur described the rock as “Beautiful Gibraltar” and Maxi Priest had everyone chanting ‘Wild World.’
The legendary Spandau Ballet frontman, Tony Hadley, proved what a great performer he is and was pleased to hear the younger crowd members singing along to some of his greatest hits.
There was also major support for Gibraltar’s own acts, who took to the stage like true professionals and got standing ovations from the home crowd.
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