Rio to Rochdale Festival turns town centre into party zone

Rochdale town centre was transformed into a summer party zone on Saturday (6 August) for the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre Rio to Rochdale Festival.

Exotic dancers and drummers put on a lively show and Brazilian ‘mocktails’ were given out with takeaway cupcakes. Children made animals masks to help get into the party mood.

Local Mum Zara Williams, who enjoyed the festival with her two young children, said: “We just came shopping and heard drums so we came over. The kids loved it. It’s nice to see the town centre busy as well. Everyone was just dancing and loving it. It was hard to peel them away.”

Town centre hairdresser Greg Couzens was taking part in the fun. He said: “Rochdale is buzzing today. It’s a fabulous atmosphere, especially in the sunshine. These special events bring the town centre to life.”

Item and photo courtesy of Rochdaleonline

08 Aug 2016