Entertainment line-up announced for Party in the Park, thanks to support from major sponsors

Entertainment line-up announced for Party in the Park, thanks to support from major sponsors

Friday 10th May 2024 Published by Leave your thoughts

Some of the most popular and successful entertainment acts in the region will be performing at this year’s 15th anniversary Party in the Park festival in Peasedown St John on Saturday 8th June.

Since last September bands have been applying to perform – meaning that the full stage line-up was already complete by February.

Party in the Park sets aside a budget of over £1,500 each year to cover the costs of PA technical support and stage hire.

The festival is organised by the village’s local councillors, Cllr Karen Walker and Cllr Gavin Heathcote (Independents), who said: “A very large proportion of our festival budget goes on entertainment and all the costs we legally have to spend in connection with it. Without the support of our major sponsors this year, we really would have struggled to put on the spectacular Summer Festival we have planned. In total, we received over 25 enquires from performers wanting to appear on our Main Stage this year – the most ever!”

This year’s festival sponsors are: Curo, St John’s Church, Bath Audi, Radfield Home Care and Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Party in the Park has teamed up with Radio Bath and Reaper Events for the event. Radio Bath has organised the line up of performances, and Reaper Events are providing the staging, lighting and sound equipment on the day.

Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE, Radio Bath co-founder, said: “Peasedown Party in the Park is hugely popular not just locally, but across the region. This is why our team here at Radio Bath love to support it each year. It’s great to see public events like this happening across Bath & North East Somerset, they are great for bringing family and friends together.”

The festival is expected to see almost 3,000 people come through its gates on June 8th – in part to celebrate the event’s 15th anniversary!

Performing at this year’s festival are:

Original Barn Finds
Hailing from the heart of rural Somerset, the Original Barn Finds were conceived in 2017 when cousins Chris and Rich Brown finally joined musical forces after years of procrastination, alongside life-long friends Trev Fox and Nick Pratt. After a few open mic performances another old friend, Troy ‘the bass player’ Wells, joined to complete the line-up that has become much beloved by discerning punters at small local festivals and vintage car shows in the Somerset area. Their mission is to bring joy to the masses through the medium of classic covers in a Folk/Americana/Bluegrass style.

Peasedown St John Primary School Children
Children from the local primary school will perform a number of songs – they have been practising for weeks so we’re looking forward to having them with us.

Trash Casino
The band initially came together in 2013 when members of ‘Havoc’ joined with ‘Anno Domini’ drummer Neil Rogers. After a break in 2016 and 2017 the band added singer Ian Rogers, also formerly with ‘Anno Domini’ in 2018 and keyboard player Rich Denning (Havoc) in 2020. For their gigs, Trash Casino look to play a blend of well-known Rock classics alongside a number songs by less obvious artists, playing them in their own unique style that always provides a bit of fun and energy. Trash Casino are currently working on their first originals album.

The Cult of the Velvet Rattlesnake
Get ready to sweat, ‘cause the Cult of the Velvet Rattlesnake are ready to blow your minds with their brand of jaw-dropping electric blues. They take iconic pop songs and strip them bare before drenching them in the filthiest, swampiest blues you’ll ever hear. When the Rattlesnakes take to the stage, they bring a dynamic twist of raw emotion and sultry sounds. They’ll stir your soul in ways you never thought possible!

Leon Daye Band
The Leon Daye Band have blended Rock, Indie and Blues into their upbeat original material, filled with catchy guitar hooks and soaring melodies. The Cirencester band was formed in 2018 by local singer/songwriter Leon Daye. The band have an energetic sound, drawing from multiple influences from band members and echo bands such as R.E.M Feeder and The Manic Street Preachers. Since the band’s formation they continue to evolve and are currently writing new material and are releasing their debut album ‘CRASH LAND spring 2023.

4 Undercover
A new Bath-based band covering all your old favourites, this is the first time they’ve performed at Party in the Park, so we’re looking forward to having them with us. They’re guaranteed to get the packed-out festival crowd on their feet!

The Lone Sharks
The Lone Sharks, South West’s pop-punk kings, have been mixing energy and intelligent melodies since 2007. Their grown-up rock for all ages has garnered a reputation for tight, sharp and powerful live performances playing gigs across the country with bands including: The Godfathers; Channel 3; Agent Orange; The Cute Lepers; The Lurkers; Penetration; 999; UK Subs; The Vibrators and Thee Faction.

Revelation Z Band
The Revelation Z Band have been booked for our finishing slot of the festival – and what a performance I will be! This is the first time they’ve performed at Party in the Park, so we’re looking forward to having them with us. Be prepared to be wowed by their talent and inspirational tunes.

Peasedown Party in the Park officially starts at 11.30am on Saturday 8th June on Beacon Field – with festivities running until 7pm.

The event features 7 and a half hours of live music and entertainment – with Radio Bath and Reaper Events, a Dog Show, The Somer Valley Farm Beer Tent and a huge range of stalls and attractions.

For more details follow the event on Twitter: @peasedown_party, visit www.peasedownpartyinthepark.org.uk, or go to the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/peasedownpartyinthepark

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