When:
27th August 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2016-08-27T12:00:00+01:00
2016-08-27T21:30:00+01:00
Where:
Vale Park
Vale Park
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1RJ
UK
Cost:
Free
Live in the Park @ Vale Park | Aylesbury | England | United Kingdom

Vale Park will once again be filled with great live music, all day on the huge outdoor stage, showcasing 13 local bands and acoustic acts including Lost Minute, James & Jack Manders, Evette Judge, Bustin’ Loose and headlined by the fabulous SkaSouls.  Your host and compere for the day is Dez Kay.

This great day out, for all ages, is enhanced with free traditional fun-fair rides, inflatables, family entertainment and the introduction of a Community Involvement Area where you will be able to have a go at a wide range of games, crafts and activities from a number of local businesses, charities and organisations – also all for free.

You can bring a picnic or take your pick from a range of local catering stalls, bars, hot fresh coffee and refreshments (see below for more information).  Please note that for safety reasons glass is not permitted at this event.

Where possible we recommend walking to the park or using one of the many town centre car parks.

Additional facilities will be provided for those with disabilities, including a raised covered viewing platform, track ways across the park, wide access toilet units, large print text and a respite and welfare area.  Blue Badge parking is available at AquaVale swimming pool where additional spaces will be provided on the day.

The Bands

The very popular Skasouls UK will headline the event, after 8 hours of amazing live local music.  For those that haven’t experienced a live performance from these exciting talented musicians, Skasouls UK have established a reputation playing covers of the Ska bands of the 80s including Madness, The Selecter, Bad Manners and The Specials, together with some older Jamaican ska. More recently, the band has embarked upon a program of releasing their own original ska which has been incredibly well received on iTunes (and other major download sites). The success of the band can be measured by recent appearances with major artists such as Razorlight, The Feeling, The Hoosiers, Scouting For Girls, The Happy Mondays and Toploader, they are now frequently being asked to headline festivals in an ever growing area of the South.

Essential Motion will open the show at 12noon, they perform a mix of all-time classic floor-fillers, top Chart material, deep grooves and some overlooked classics, for all ages to enjoy.

Other local bands playing include Aylesbury favourites Zealey & Moore, Lost Minute, The Dung Beatles and Bustin’ Loose.  This will be the 25th anniversary year of Bustin’ Loose; Rob Oakley, lead vocalist says “Having performed over 1,100 gigs and approx. 35,500 songs, playing Live in the Park in our 25th year, to an audience of thousands, on such an impressive outdoor stage will be an amazing highlight, we can’t wait to rock your socks off”.

Acoustic and original music will come from Paul Jackson, Evette Judge, The Ukes of Hazzard, James & Jack Manders, Lucy Mair and the impressive Rock Choir.

Full timings of the line-up will be announced closer to the event.  Performers are subject to change without prior notice.

Family Activities

Enjoy the traditional Fun-Fair rides for FREE, which will include a Helter-Skelter, Swing Boats and Chair-o-Planes, as well as the mega slide and bounce dome. DJ Dan Blaze will also be entertaining the children with dancing games and balloon fun.

Refreshments

On the day you will be able to purchase drinks from a number of local bars – The Bell, The White Hart, Shoot Pool and The Horse & Jockey will all be on site to provide you with a wide range of drinks to purchase.A Hog Roast will be supplied by Cuisine Excellence, or you could try JGM Snack Bar who serves traditional burgers, sausages and bacon rolls and this year we will be joined by a fish and chip van from Howe and Co.Ice-cream to be supplied by The Works and Sammontana – so if you like Mr Whippy or homemade ice-cream there is choice for everyone.We will also have a sweet stall and freshly made crepes from Crepe Heaven.  Hot teas and coffees will also be available from The Coffee Stop.
So either bring a picnic or enjoy some of the great offerings provided by all of these local companies.

Stars in the Park

From 10:15pm until 11:30pm you can join the experts from UK Astronomy to marvel and gaze at the night sky.  They will have equipment and telescopes available for you use, alongside their extensive knowledge and guidance to learn more about the solar system and wider galaxy in which we live.  Numbers will be limited for this event.  Children and vulnerable adults will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and anyone who is intoxicated and could cause harm to themselves, others or the equipment will not be permitted to take part.

General Information

Please remember that there is NO GLASS permitted at the event – should anyone have glass in the park they will be asked to remove it from site – this is purely for safety reasons.

Please remember that this event is FREE to attend.

Fun-Fair rides, inflatables and Community Involvement Areas are also FREE.

Parents / guardians are responsible for the care of their children at all times, children should not be left un-attended at any time.

No glass is permitted in the park at this event.

Toilet and First Aid facilities are available on site.

Please drink responsibly.

Disability Information

Additional facilities will be provided for those with disabilities, including a raised covered viewing platform, track ways across the park, wide access toilet units, signage from town centre car-parks, large print text of all the information sheets and a respite & welfare area. Blue Badge parking is available at AquaVale swimming pool where additional spaces will be provided on the day. These services are provided in conjunction with BuDSBuckinghamshire Disability Services.

Keep checking back here for updates and further information about the day.

 

If you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

T – 01296 425678

E – r.mayhew@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Click here for information and photographs from last years event