SOUTHSIDERS flocked to Queen’s Park this weekend to mark the 2012 Southside Festival.
The sun was a welcome addition to proceedings, and an estimated 25,000 gathered for Saturday’s events alone, which included a parade through Shawlands and Pollokshields, various performance stages and family activities throughout.
And it wasn’t just southsiders descending on the recreation grounds at Queen’s Park, as a vintage bus service running from George Square — as well as through local neighbourhoods — proved a popular method of transport for festival-goers.
The festival fun didn’t stop on Sunday, as crowds gathered for a Picnic in the Park — another day of local music and attractions.
Southside MSP Nicola Sturgeon attended on Saturday and congratulated organisers, and many politicians and community groups — including MSP James Dornan and councillor Mhairi Hunter — tweeted throughout.
Members of the Pollokshields-based Glasgow Gurdwara were also kept busy throughout the day as volunteers manned the stall, and video footage of their day is available on Twitter (@GlasgowGurdwara)
Organising chair Andrew Montgomery told The Extra that the turnout was “absolutely incredible”, and thanked everyone who came along.
This was the Southside Festival’s fifth year, and organisers — all residents of the southside — launched the event in the hope of boosting community spirit.
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