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.

FREE PARKING in council run car parks in town

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

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 23/07/15

RECORD crowds turned out for this year’s Party in the Park in Melksham and organisers hailed the event the most successful to date.

Nearly 8,000 people walked through the gates at King George V Park on Saturday with performances and activities running throughout the day....
The line-up this year included top tribute acts such as Only One Direction, Rob B Williams and former X-Factor contestant Zoe Alexander who performed as Pink.
Party in the Park organiser Bruce Burry said he was delighted to see so many come to the much-loved event.
He added: “As always, it takes a lot of organisation throughout the year and for the last two weeks before the event, it really is all hands on deck. I know the people of Melksham appreciated all the the good work done by the Party in the Park committee by the great feedback we have received on social media"
“There are a lot of preparations under way at the park itself, but it all came together come Saturday.
“Each year we try to give local acts a bigger platform and a bigger stage to perform on so they can get their name out there and show off what they can do.
“All the acts went down so well with everyone.
“The crowds loved it and it made my day to see people turn out for the event.
“For me, the highlight was Zoe Alexander and Rob B Williams. They were so good and they were something different to what we normally do.

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“It’s hard to try and make the event fresh every year, but I hope we did it.”
Visitors were also treated to a quad and motorcycle stunt act by Jason Smyth in the arena followed by a fireworks display.
Mr Burry added: “It does seem to be getting bigger every year and obviously that means more work but at least it shows how popular the event is in Melksham.”
This year onlookers enjoyed a range of musical styles, including The Decibelles, Ukelele Light Orchestra, Purple Fish, and local acts Courtney Buchanan, Heather Kerr and Hangar 18.

Tom Sangster, chair of the Party in the Park team, added: “When you think of the demographic of Melksham, we had a respectable turnout of people from the town and some travelled even further from Chippenham, Trowbridge & Swindon

“The event has become well-established over recent years and we always receive great feedback on social media so I hope it continues long into the future.” 

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Party in the Park is pleased to have the support of Wiltshire Council (Melksham Area Board) with its award of a grant to help purchase essential equipment for the event 

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