CRAIG DAVID closed the MTV Gibraltar Calling Festival which was the prelude to a week of celebrations leading to the National Day party next Sunday.
The festival was a combination of the old and the new, local and worldwide with amongst others the Village People, Ricky Martin, Kaiser Chiefs and Clean Bandit all of whom gave memorable performances.
Highlights of the weekend are due to be shown on MTV in the near future and will help to promote the Rock around the world.
Local politicians joined in the fun alongside a large audience from Gibraltar and Spain and the event was conducted with plenty of good humour even though, security forces had to be alert to potential terrorist threats.
This was particularly important after the Royal Gibraltar Police were forced to deny widespread rumours that three machetes had been discovered in Victoria Stadium where the festival was held.
The hearts of many needed to be lifted by the music after the Gibraltar Football team lost 9-0 to Belgium and then 4-0 to Bosnia and Herzegovina in World Cup qualifying rounds.