The explosive sound of electric guitars, drum kits and sensational vocals filled Aldershot’s West End Centre at the return of the Summer Westival.

Musical talent was celebrated at the three-day annual event held at the entertainment venue in Queens Road last weekend, which attracted 529 visitors.

Headlined by Nizlopi, of number one hit The JCB Song, plus rock’n’soul gang The Computers and Irish electro-pop group Fight Like Apes, the festival was enjoyed by die-hard fans and new followers.


The event also showcased some of Surrey and Hampshire’s best up-and-coming bands including Aldershot’s TwoThirtyTwo and Farnborough’s Freeze The Atlantic, plus youngsters and parents took part in arts and crafts during a family afternoon on Saturday August 2.

Surrey-born singer-songwriter Luke Barham, Brighton indie-folk trio Peggy Sue, Farnborough trio I Plead Irony and Surrey singer-songwriter Claudia Arnold were some of Saturday’s favourites.

Sunday August 3 saw the like of Origami Heart from Farnborough, Guildford’s Red Kites, post-rock Surrey quintet Our Lost Infantry, Farnham’s The Crosstown Trio and Rushmoor’s Parachute For Gordo.

Not only was there an abundance of live music across three stages, but there was also a beer tent, a pottery wheel, hula hoop workshops and real grass throughout the building.

As the sun went down on Aldershot, festival-goers danced the night away to songs written and performed by the exciting line-up of musicians.

A spokesman for the West End Centre said: “Huge thanks to everybody who made Summer Westival such a success.

“The family fun day was great, so much creativity and brilliant music.”