SCORCHING sunshine and soaring temperatures welcomed 9,000 visitors to Harrow's annual Under One Sky event.
The sixth cultural showcase of music, dance, sport and carnival atmosphere was held at Kodak Sports Ground, Zoom Leisure, in Harrow View, on Sunday afternoon and evening.
The event, organised by Harrow Council , stretched over eight hours, during which time families enjoyed a variety of acts on the main stage, with music from African drumming to hip-hop, finishing with headlining pop trio, Girls Can't Catch.
Schoolchildren and community groups impressed their audiences during an hour-long colourful parade of costumes that finished with a 'flashmob' dance.
Health and nutrition advice was provided in the sports zone, where visitors could try out different physical pursuits, and in the Harrow on the Chill zone, crowds cheered performances by school bands and local singers.
Umesh Raichada, whose daughters Karishma, 12, and Kareena, eight, performed with Bollywood dancers from Honey's Dance Academy on the main stage, said: "The slot was 5.30pm and, despite the fact there were fewer people this year because of the World Cup, all the students did a super dance."
The Big Dance Bus, which is touring the country, stopped off at the festival and was joined by dance troupe, Peridot, semi-finalists in Britain's Got Talent, who wowed the crowd with their hip-hop breakdance moves.
Councillor Rekha Shah (Labour), portfolio holder for community and cultural services, said: "Under One Sky was once again a great success, with glorious sunshine and thousands turning out to watch main stage performances and take part in the many activities.
"Despite the crucial England versus Germany match scheduled for the afternoon of the event, we still saw a massive number of people enjoying Harrow's biggest event of the year and a fun day out for all the family."