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Family favourites Music and Picnic in the Park return to Coalville

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Live music, children’s rides and family entertainment will be back in Coalville this summer for the annual Music and Picnic in the Park festivities.

Organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), Music and Picnic in the Park will take place back to back over Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June in Coalville Park.

Both host a line-up of talented musicians and bands, with Picnic in the Park on Sunday including lots of additional attractions for families to enjoy.

Music in the Park – formerly Proms in the Park – takes place in Coalville Park between 6pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 23 June. This is followed by Picnic in the Park between noon and 5.30pm on Sunday 24 June, also in Coalville Park.

Last year around 5,000 people attending over the weekend.

Performers at Music in the Park include 50s and 60s singer Andy B Goode, the Ashby Big Band and jazz band Strife of Riley.

Sunday’s Picnic in the Park features lots of stalls, attractions and family entertainment including Baby Big Top Circus, entertainer The Man in the Moon, children’s rides and inflatables. There will be more music too on the big stage from Bel Canto Youth Choir, Desford Colliery Band, Justice Beach, 80s Sensation and Idle Empire. 

Coalville Miners’ Gala tents will also showcase the area’s heritage through the work of local historical and heritage groups.    

Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “Both Music and Picnic in the Park offer great family fun every year and, best of all, are free to attend.

“This is the 19th year the council has hosted these events and the support we get each time from the people of North West Leicestershire is fantastic – 5,000 people last year is an incredible number!

“We have lots of talent lined up to perform and additional entertainment including rides and circus acts on the Sunday. So bring your family, friends, chairs and picnics to Coalville and enjoy the weekend.”

Visitors to either event are asked to prepare for the weather conditions and bring something to sit on.

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Published: Tue 5 June, 2018

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