Rhythms of the World is more than just a music festival...
More than 130 bands, musicians and entertainers lined up for this year's Rhythms of the World Festival.
Every year, people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds unite at the annual festival of world music, which all takes place in Hitchin in Hertfordshire!
Now in its 18th year, an estimated 30,000 attended the festival, an event which now completely takes over the town's Priory, providing a feast of sound and colour.
An estimated 30,000 people attended the festival
This year's festival took place on the weekend of 24 and 25 July when around 130 acts, involving hundreds of performers, appeared on no less than eight stages!
Run entirely by volunteers, ROTW has always tried to be more than just a musical festival, and this year was no exception.
With a huge selection of world food and craft stalls, a children's area, beer tents, poetry readings, art projects and a family picnic chill out area, the organisers once again made sure that there was something for everyone.
The Festival is not just about music. At the heart of it all, it is a celebration of local and world community - a bridge between different ages, races, cultures, abilities and economic groups.
IN PICTURES: RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD 2010
ROTW 2010 - The Crowd!
ROTW 2010 - BBC Introducing... Friday night
ROTW 2010 - Betaboy
ROTW 2010 - Black Polaris
ROTW 2010 - Blonde Louis
ROTW 2010 - CC Smugglers
ROTW 2010 - Dan Williams Allstars
ROTW 2010 - Danny Spice
ROTW 2010 - East Strike West
ROTW 2010 - Kate is the Decoy
ROTW 2010 - Latitudes
ROTW 2010 - Lecarla
ROTW 2010 - My Passion
ROTW 2010 - Shoes and Socks Off
ROTW 2010 - The Broadcast
ROTW 2010 - Vinyl Junkies
to see the line-up from Sunday!
A huge thank you to
First Sight Images
for their photos from Rhythms of the World 2010.
A massive thank you to all the volunteers from
Rhythms of the World
- you were awesome!