Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising the popular “Music in the Park” event. Music in the Park has taken place in the Abbey Grounds every year since its inception as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, attracting large crowds with 3,500 wristbands being made available in the spring.This year Music in the Park takes place in the evening of Saturday 3rd June, following on from the popular daytime event, Fun in the Park.
The event includes performances by local bands and the organising committee has already received a number of expressions of interest. The Council is keen that word gets out as widely as possible so any interested bands have a chance to perform at this popular event which is now firmly embedded in Abingdon’s annual calendar.
Any bands who are interested in playing at Music in the Park are asked to contact the Council with a short resume (two sides A4 maximum) to include:
- Name of band and details of members;
- Where the band is based;
- The musical genre of the band;
- Details of performances/ gigs in the last twelve months;
- A sample set list for a 45-minute performance.
Bands are also requested to send in a CD/ DVD of their music or a “You Tube” link or similar.
Applications to be part of this event must be made by 5pm on Wednesday 15th February 2017 and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any enquiries regarding the event should also be directed to that e-mail address.
The Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock encourages all those bands interested to make their interest known. She stated “Music in the Park has gone from strength to strength and provides a unique opportunity for local bands to perform to 3,500 people in the wonderful venue of the Abbey Grounds. This is great chance for local bands to reach a large and wide audience.”
The organising committee will be looking to make a decision on which bands will be performing by mid-March.