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Aylesbury band to headline ParkLife weekend

Callow saints

Published at 5:39am 15th March 2019. (Updated at 8:29am 15th March 2019)

A popular Aylesbury band will headline this summer's Park Life weekend.

Callow Saints have been announced as the main act on August Bank Holiday weekend.

The band will be on stage at around 8:15pm, entertaining you with their energetic rock and pop anthems of original and cover tracks, after an entire day of continuous live music across two stages, where Aylesbury Town Council will be showcasing a wide variety of local musical talent, from ukuleles and folk to rock, pop and brass.

Ruby Lewis, lead singer with Callow Saints says:

"We are so incredibly excited to be headlining Live in the Park, Aylesbury's biggest live music event!

"It's amazing that Aylesbury Town Council are supporting local original music, it really is an honour to be part of the return of live music in this town, following on from such a huge history of musical behemoths during the Friars era.

"We have huge plans for the show, and can't wait to share our new music and enjoy the amazing day with the people of Aylesbury!"

More on the event

Live in the Park / Park Life
Aylesbury Town Council are promising a host of local talent

The full line up and timings will be confirmed much closer to the event, but for now the council say they'll tempt you with:

  • Little Brother Eli
  • Jamie Felton
  • The Horse Tornadoes
  • Chris da Ambassada
  • The Ukes of Hazzard
  • Gypsy Fingers
  • Dolly & The Dinosaur
  • Who's Got The Dog
  • NBS

...with further performers to be confirmed following the Open Mic Competitions in the coming weeks.

Callow Saints
Callow Saints will perform on the Saturday night

Live in the Park takes place from 12noon until 9:30pm on Saturday 24th August, 2019 in Vale Park, as part of Parklife Weekend.

Not only will you get to experience all of these live bands for free, but there is a host of other free activities on offer too; fairground rides will include dodgems, trampolines, go-gator and a tea-cups ride and there's the CIA (Community Involvement Area) where you'll be able to play badminton, learn to street dance, play the drums, have your face painted, learn to tie knots with the Navy and so so so much more.

ATC say you are welcome to bring your own picnics to the event, but if you'd rather purchase a cold beer or hot food from site, there will be bars and a variety of catering stalls.

Getting greener

ParkLife Proms in the Park
ParkLife goes on into the night

Following on from the initiative in 2018 to make this a Zero to Landfill event, the council are building on the green ethos further, by not providing any single use plastics from any of the bars or catering outlets.

You will be able to purchase souvenir cups for £1, to help them, help the environment and all foods will be served in compostable containers - all they ask you to do is put your waste in the right bins.

ATC say that with help from the public they are hoping to reduce the amount of waste they generate even further.

Chair of the Communities Committee, Cllr Tim Dixon says:

"Parklife Weekend really does keep getting better and better, each and every year. As your Town Council we take pride in supporting and promoting such a wide range of local talent and businesses.

"With so many festivals out there, we are pleased that you choose to attend ours and it's great that so many of you keep returning to Live in the Park - we hope it's because you enjoy the local community feel that we strive to achieve.

"The entire Parklife Weekend takes a full year to plan, alongside our calendar of other free events, so if you'd like to help out or be involved in anyway then please do get in touch. "

Once again volunteers from BuDS - Buckinghamshire Disability Services - will be at the event. They will assist in providing an event that is accessible for all.

With the inclusion of a variety of facilities and procedures to ensure everyone can enjoy the event alongside family and friends.

The council add that they are thrilled that Marie from Hand Talking, will be providing BSL interpretation for the entire show, ensuring that those with hearing impairments know the words to all the songs.

What else is happening?

Proms in the Park
Proms in the Park

Parklife Weekend brings you even more than Live in the Park, on Saturday evening it's Stars in the Park; where you can join the amateur experts from UKAstronomy to find out more about the stars, planets and solar system.

On the Sunday, Aylesbury Church Network host an open air church service, Church in the Park, followed by Banquet in the Park, a chance to feast on a selection of fine multi-cultural dishes provided free by different ethnic groups from our town.

The entire weekend culminates with Proms in the Park, where you are invited to bring picnics, rugs, flags and your singing voices for this great British tradition, with the Aylesbury Concert Band, soloists and a guest interval performance by Viva D'Arte performing arts.

This year the concerts theme is "Childhood Memories" - so no matter your age, you'll be sure to recognise a tune or two. A spectacular firework display will finish the entire weekend at 9:30pm on Sunday 25th August.

Further information and details will be confirmed closer to the event, on the Aylesbury Town Council website and Facebook page.

The Council say this is all with thanks to all of the companies and organisations involved in helping to provide this event to you free of charge.

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