MUSIC enthusiasts from across Basingstoke and beyond flocked to War Memorial Park last weekend for a chance to celebrate their legends.

The Legends Festival, attended by nearly 5,000 people, saw tribute acts from across the world, paying homage to the greatest entertainment icons of all time.

The event gave fans a chance to relive the magic of iconic music legends.

The line-up for the two-day festival included tributes to Queen by UK Queen, Abba by Abba Mania, Take That by Rule the World, Robbie Williams by Dan Budd, Madness by Badness, Coldplay by Cloneplay, Ed Sheeran by Jack Shepherd, The Rolling Stones by Not the Rolling Stones, Elton John by Jimmy Love, Tina Turner by Totally Tina and David Bowie by Absolute Bowie.

UK Queen headlined the festival on Saturday night, while ABBA Mania headlined the events on Sunday

Starlight Concerts, the organisers of the event, said they envisage the festival to grow over the next few years, having proved a popular addition to the Basingstoke event’s calendar.

A spokesperson for Starlight Concerts said: “We had the most terrific weekend in War Memorial Park, Basingstoke.

“Thousands attended and enjoyed a sunny afternoon and evening of live music. We would like to thank the council for their support and look forward to returning next year.”

The organisers are now planning to put next year’s tickets for sale this month if they can secure confirmation from the council that the event will return.