What a wonderful weekend that was. The 2017 Newark Festival was the best yet, with great music, great weather and a great atmosphere.

The changes made to the layout of Riverside Park really paid off, especially moving the stage to the far end of the site.

 I believe there have been some comments about the music being too loud.

I sympathise with those affected, but the festival has become a significant event that is consistently attracting crowds of more than 5,000 on the Saturday night.

It is one weekend of the year and we should be proud that Newark is on the festival map. — (Mrs) C. LEE, Newark (Full address supplied.)