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Live In The Park Kicks Off Weekend Of Free Events In Aylesbury

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Published by the Mix96 News Team at 7:30am 29th August 2015.

A weekend of free outdoor entertainment in Aylesbury starts today with Live in the Park.

The gig in Vale Park replaces Hobble on the Cobbles this year.

It starts at midday with local acts and a funfair and is headlined by 80s superstar Toyah.

We gave Toyah a call and asked her if her audience had changed over the years:

"We still have people with us who've been with me for 37 years, now they tend to have children and grandchildren and they tend to come along as well.

"We do though have a new audience increasingly under the age of 25 and I think that's because 80s music is so popular and it's popular with all generations."

You can hear Chris Maskery have a chat with Toyah here:

There will be a number of fantastic local bands playing an array of musical styles and genres from rockabilly, punk and new wave to well-known pop and rock covers, beside original local singers and songwriters. 

During over nine and half hours of live music you will be entertained by TOYAH, Platform Soul, El Bronson, Whirlwind, The Synthetix, Old Country Union and Bustin’ Loose.  Katie Buckhaven, Kitty Roisin, Raving Wild, Georgie Bird, James Manders and Paul Adams are our local singers and songwriters.

In addition to the line up of live bands the entire family can enjoy traditional fun fair rides such as Helter Skelter, Chair-o-planes, Mega Slide, children’s Swing Boats, Teacup Ride and Bouncy Castle, all for free. 

Local bars and food suppliers will also be in the park, for you to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat whilst soaking up the summer sun, listening to live music and having fun with your friends and family.

It's not just today though, Parklife runs all weekend with a programme of free entertainment and live music throughout the bank holiday weekend in Vale Park. 

Church in the Park Sunday 10.30am-12.00pm

A morning open to all, when the community of Aylesbury come together for contemporary worship, giving the message to encourage and inspire. Aylesbury Church Network host an open air church service on a fantastic outdoor stage with a large community choir drawn from across the town to lead the worship, with bands and a guest speaker.

Fun in the Park  Sunday 12.00pm - 4pm

Aylesbury Church Network bring you the annual Fun in the Park.  When churches from around Aylesbury congregate together in Vale Park to provide free fun and entertainment to all the people of Aylesbury, creating a fantastic free day out for everyone.  Just like previous years there will be inflatables, games, arts, crafts and the very popular BBQ. 

Proms in the Park Sunday 7.15pm-9.30pm

Brought to you jointly by Aylesbury Town Council and Aylesbury Church Network, Aylesbury Concert Band take to the stage at 7.15pm for a Great British tradition, entertaining you with a mix of contemporary and traditional orchestral pieces, accompanied by a talented local soloist, details of which are still to be confirmed.

Bring your family, friends, a picnic, a rug and plenty of union jack flags – to enjoy a spectacular musical evening in the late summer sun.  Picnics start at 6:30

The finale of the concert and the entire Parklife weekend will be a fantastic firework display.

If that's not enough for you, check out what else in on this weekend on our What's On Guide.

 

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