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Glam rock legends Sweet perform to thousands at Dagenham Roundhouse Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:01 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 28 August 2018

Seventies glam rock band Sweet headlined the festival. Picture: J-LEE

Seventies glam rock band Sweet headlined the festival. Picture: J-LEE

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Glam rock band Sweet rocked Central Park when they headlined Dagenham’s Roundhouse Festival.

A Bon Jovi tribute thrilled the audience with a rendition of Livin on a Prayer. Picture: J-LEEA Bon Jovi tribute thrilled the audience with a rendition of Livin on a Prayer. Picture: J-LEE

The 1970s legends performed hits Ballroom Blitz and Love is like Oxygen to fans on Bank Holiday Monday.

They were preceded by tribute acts for Madness, Queen and Bon Jovi, along with the final of the Roundhouse Unsigned competition.

The contest was looking for the best unsigned acts in the borough, with four making it through to the last stage.

After performing to thousands, Josh Gleaves was selected as the winner, receiving a trophy, £500 and the opportunity to perform at the Roundhouse pub.

Tribute acts for Madness, Bon Jovi and Queen performed the bands' biggest anthems. Picture: J-LEETribute acts for Madness, Bon Jovi and Queen performed the bands' biggest anthems. Picture: J-LEE

Councillor Saima Ashraf said: “Roundhouse is always one of our big attractions and this was another memorable event.

“Our community came together once again and made their own carnival atmosphere in Dagenham as they enjoyed great music and sang their hearts out.

“The night was rounded off in style with our headline act Sweet producing a great show.”

Central Park was transformed on Monday into the setting of Dagenham's own rock festival. Picture: J-LEECentral Park was transformed on Monday into the setting of Dagenham's own rock festival. Picture: J-LEE

Guitarist and singer Josh Gleaves was the winner of the Roundhouse Unsigned competition. Picture: J-LEEGuitarist and singer Josh Gleaves was the winner of the Roundhouse Unsigned competition. Picture: J-LEE

Thousands of people turned up to rock out and enjoy the music. Picture: J-LEEThousands of people turned up to rock out and enjoy the music. Picture: J-LEE

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