Thousands of people keep the Spirit of Tring alive!

Brothers Jim, 4, and Tom Patterson, 2, dancing along to the music with their cousin Paddy Cusack, 10, in the middle.
Brothers Jim, 4, and Tom Patterson, 2, dancing along to the music with their cousin Paddy Cusack, 10, in the middle.

THOUSANDS of revellers old and young turned out for a musical extravaganza that got crowds up and dancing.

Around 5,000 people showed up over two nights of the Spirit of Tring event, organisers reported.

On Friday classical music performances were topped off with a Spitfire flypast and fireworks display.

The following evening, stars from the hit West End musical ABBA took to the stage.

The entertainment was opened on the night by the winning bands of a local youth competition called Play Live. They were The Lights, Coastal Cities, Little Wolf and Social Status.

The event, first held in 2010, is organised by Tring incentives firm Grass Roots.

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