BBC Introducing's Gareth Lloyd takes to the stage
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 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 - Badhead
ROTW 2010 - Frog Stupid
ROTW 2010 - Hertfordshire Music Service
ROTW 2010 - Out of the Trees
ROTW 2010 - Rotating Leslie
ROTW 2010 - Spiked
ROTW 2010 - The Amigos
ROTW 2010 - The Xcerts
ROTW 2010 - Tramp Etiquette
Rhythms of the World 2010 - Saturday
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!