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8th September 2019, 23:14

Thousands enjoy Take That performance as festival organisers learn lessons from first day

The sun shone on Day two of the Gibraltar Calling Music festival after the early afternoon's deluge, and in more ways than one. After some organisational issues on Saturday which saw long queues, the atmosphere was far more relaxed on Sunday as festival goers found the token booths relatively empty and access into the classic stage more fluid.

US breakout band King Callaway took an early slot on the Main Stage with local musician Simon Dumas and his bandmates in superb form. Tom Walker and Rick Astley also proved popular with the crowd, while local bands got the party going over at the Classic stage. 70's stars David Essex and 10cc performed delighted crowds.

But it was Take That headlining the Main Stage that proved to be the night's biggest success. The audience sang along to their greatest hits as the band, celebrating their 30th year, vowed to come back.

The festival had encountered problems in the first day as punters experienced long queues to buy food and drink tokens, and when trying to access the classic stage, which had limited capacity.

But things seemed to run smoother on the second day with fewer festival goers complaining about the logistics.

The organisers said they had redesigned the structure of thie token stand in order to create more lanes and moved some of the acts on the classic stage over to the main stage.

Taking to social media, the Chief Minister said the new location was a brilliant one, but next year's organisers following a tender process would have to ensure the event didn't have the same problems as this year.