Melksham Party in the Park has grown over the years since it started in 2000 to become a ‘not to be missed’ event, a highlight fixture on the calendar. Such is its standing and profile that thousands attend each year for what is a great day out for all the family. Party In the Park is held at King George V Playing Field, Lowbourne Melksham Wiltshire SN12 7DZ England which is close to Melksham town centre and is easily accessible for peopleattending from both ends of the field and off the A3102 (Melksham to Calne road). The gates open at 1pm and the event runs right through to 10.30pm.
To get the party started there is also a concert the evening before called ParkFest, this normally has more of an adult theme as none of the rides or attractions set up ready for PITP will be in operation, although the bar and food venders will be open.
Melksham News 27/02/19
Melksham Party in the Park and ParkFest
This year’s date for your diary for Melksham Party in the Park is Saturday 20th July.
Organisers say, “We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in style and hope to draw the biggest crowds the park has ever seen. Already booked for ParkFest (Friday 19th July), the warm up party the evening before Party in the Park, is The Neville Staples Band, with FunBoy 2 and Train to Skaville.
Organisers say, “Neville Staple, legendary front man of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, also known as The Original Rude Boy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once, but twice. He celebrates a super 40-year career in the music business which has been well documented.”
Neville said, “I see the massive reactions to the hit songs like Ghost Town, Too Much Too Young and Gangsters, the music just makes you want to dance, the beat and the rhythm makes you want to move. I turn all our live shows into a massive party. The crowd love it and sing along! We are looking forward to making ParkFest and Melksham Party in the Park`s 20th anniversary very special.”
Other bands and future news of ParkFest and PITP will be announced in further issues of the Melksham News.
2-Day ticket (adults only, Friday & Saturday) online £18
Parkfest ( Friday): Early Bird – £11 on-line only throughout March, advance, £13 online and shops from April – July. Gate tickets – £16. No junior tickets for Parkfest. 11 years + to be accompanied by an adult.
On-line tickets can be bought from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/parkfest-pitp
PITP: Gate tickets only on the day, Adult £8, 11-15 £3 under 11s free.
ParkFest early bird tickets also on sale at Melksham Information centre.
Melksham News 13/03/19
20th Anniversary Melksham Party in the Park
Melksham Party in the Park (PITP) 2019 will take place at King George V Playing Field, Melksham on Saturday 20th July. Gates open at 1.00pm.
This year’s 20th anniversary PITP headliners are Take@That the top Take That four-piece tribute act featuring the one and only Bootleg Barlow, Dean Barrett. Their show will take you on a journey from the early 1990s classics Pray, Back for Good and Never Forget through to the reunion in 2006 and more recent hits including Greatest Day, Shine and Rule the World from the phenomenal record-breaking tours “Beautiful World”, “The Circus” & “Wonderland”.
Dean, Ben, Mark and Gavin are genuine Take That fans who continuously work to recreate the vocals, harmonies, choreography and mannerisms of Gary, Mark, Howard and Jason. They are a tribute band but not a carbon copy, bringing their own brand of fun, humour and audience participation to their shows.
Dean has an uncanny likeness to the megastar, Gary Barlow and has recently appeared on the X-Factor and when talking to the real Gary Barlow, Gary said on live TV “it’s like looking in the mirror”. Also to add to this, Gary said he was flattered to have Dean and the boys as a tribute and loved their version of the Take That song ‘Reach out’.
PITP stall pitches are now available for hire to anyone wanting to raise their profile at this popular event, offering an excellent opportunity for businesses to promote their goods and services. As part of the 20th PITP anniversary, party organisers are offering stalls free of charge to local clubs, schools, charities and other non-profit making organisations to promote their work and raise funds. Only a limited number of free stalls are available and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.For information on booking a stall or advertising at this years event please contact Anne Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07788 400025.