More about the festival

Melksham Music Festival is a charitable, non profit, organisation. The aim is to establish and promote a festival for the people of Melksham Community Area. The objectives are to run music events and give a platform to local performing artists as well as those from further a field.  This in turn provides an entertainment platform for all ages and different tastes in music which, it is hoped, will benefit by providing entertainment to wide cross sections of our community. On offer will be a diverse range of genres whether that be musical theatre, rock, jazz, folk, classical, recitals or popular music.
Melksham Party in the Park (PITP) which has been running since 2000, is now very much part and parcel of Melksham Music Festival. PITP has established itself as a much anticipated annual event in the Melksham calendar and which is attended by thousands of people from wide sections of our community and from further a field. The emphasis is to promote this event as a family day with entertainment and activities for all ages and it is our intention for it to remain this way.
We are always looking for help and support. Whether that be "pairs of hands" on the day of events or help with pre-planning, we will welcome you with open arms!  If you would like to get involved in some way, please contact us via this website / facebook / 07773529731

We are also seeking sponsorship support for our festival event. This can be done by giving financially or by providing goods or services, or help in kind. Any amounts, large or small, will be most welcome. We can promote you or your company at the festival with stage & fence banners advertising in the programme and on our website and social media. Again, should you wish to discuss this, please get in touch.

Please Note - Alcohol cannot be taken onto the site. Food & non-alcohol drinks are allowed. No GLASS. There is a bar on site and we do our best to keep bar prices as reasonable as possible, and in line with local pub prices

 The Challenge 25 Scheme

Melksham Music Festival, as organisers of the events, take a responsible attitude to how their bar is run and to whom alcoholic drinks are served.  As holders of a Premises Licence for the events, we have appointed Box Steam Brewery to be our Bar Suppliers.  In this capacity, we are pleased to say that the Challenge 25 scheme will be in operation to help us prevent underage drinking of alcohol.

 The following forms of ID will be accepted at the bar (not photocopies) from those who may appear to be under the age of 18 as proof of age:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Card with PASS hologram logo – these are available from 3 or 4 national card providers – they do incur a cost of around £15.  Web site: http://www.pass-scheme.org.uk/card-suppliers

 Whilst we do not encourage owners to bring their pets onto the site, animals and in particular dogs, are permitted so long as the following rules are observed: Dogs must be kept on a lead and remain with their owners at all times. Owners must clean up any mess and dispose of this responsibly in the bins provided. If an animal is observed to be in distress or in an aggressive state the owners will be instructed toremove the animal from the site immediately 

Wiltshire Times 11/04/18 

Ukulele-playing mums join Party in the Park line-upA local group of ukulele-playing mums have been added to this year’s Party in the Park line-up. 

Bruce Burry of PITP says, “I am delighted to announce that ‘The Mother Pluckers’ will be entertaining us with a mix of pop, rock, country and indie music at this year’s Melksham Party in the Park on Saturday 21st July in King George V Playing Field“The group first started in 2014, when a group of mums, living in  Box and Atworth, picked up ukuleles for the first time and embarked on a journey of musical mayhem, aided and abetted by their teacher and band member, Deborah Emberson.“Four years, gallons of tea (and wine), lots of laughter, a few tears, road trips and a baby later, the ‘Mother Pluckers’ are well and truly still plucking. With many performances now under their belts from the Pill Ukulele Experience to supporting the Ukulele Funhouse Orchestra plus many impromptu sing-a-longs in pubs around the South West.”

The Mother Pluckers 

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Party in the Park is pleased to have the support of Wiltshire Council 

                                 

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