BRADFORDIANS brought the party to City Park on Saturday as crowds danced to Bhangra music in the sunshine.

The live performance was part of Bowl Up - a free celebration of family, music, food but most of all cricket.

The event, organised by Kat Minnett and her team, put street food vendors, family-friendly games and the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Trophy in the heart of the city.

Kat, who was visiting Bradford for the first time, told the Telegraph & Argus: "We're here to celebrate the amazing Summer of cricket, England winning the world cup - not so sure about the Ashes right now but we're hopeful!

"We've done this in four cities, Bradford is our final one.

"We have the one and only cricket world cup trophy.

"We're really privileged that it's here, it's in high demand so it's very exciting to have it."

Kat says one aim of Bowl Up is to show that cricket is for everyone, warning that the stereotype of "fancy middle aged men at Lord's" is only one side to the sport.

She referenced how two of England's top players, Adil Rashid and Jonny Bairstow, went from humble beginnings to innings in this very district.

Kat said: "Bradford is amazing.

"We picked Bradford mainly because it's such a hub for cricket fans.

We knew that the Cricket World Cup Fanzones' weren't going to be able to come here.

"We have two amazing England players from Bradford so we just wanted to celebrate Bradford and what they've produced."

The fun-filled day included cricket trampolining, carnival style games, craft competitions, neon face paint and cricket games and simulators.

There was also performances from Jin and Seetal, dancing king Jay Kuma, Elevation Avenue as well as live DJ sessions from BBC Asian Network's Bobby Friction.

Amy Gavin, who was working the event, was taught easy Bhangra dance moves by a group from the Asian community.

Ali, who didn't want to give his last name, had invited his family to Bowl Up after walking past.

The father of three said: "I was just going to the bank and I heard some music so I thought I might as well come and see what's going on.

"I think the kids will enjoy seeing the trophy. It's just good for the city and Bradford."

Thahmina Rahman, who came to Bowl Up with her two young cousins, also said the day was good for kids.

She said: "It feels really nice. It's nice seeing people come together."