MARCH: Festival fever hits town with a three-day extravaganza set to kick off

PUBLISHED: 18:38 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 02 June 2010

colour comp winner and west end park carnival stuff

colour comp winner and west end park carnival stuff

FESTIVAL fever is about to hit March with a three-day summer extravaganza which starts on Friday and runs until Sunday. Celebrations get off to a rocking start with a Rock in the Park evening held in West End Park. On Saturday there will be a fantastic an

FESTIVAL fever is about to hit March with a three-day summer extravaganza which starts on Friday and runs until Sunday.

Celebrations get off to a rocking start with a Rock in the Park evening held in West End Park.

On Saturday there will be a fantastic and colourful parade which is based on the theme of Community Heroes.

It will include vintage vehicles and cycles, local organisations and music.

Entertainment on the stage during the afternoon will include shows from the Lisa Dickinson's Dance Mania and Alison's Street Dancing.

A variety of stalls will fill the park and there will be a fancy dress competition.

And as always there will be food and refreshments available around the town including a wonderful hog roast and barbecue.

Saturday night will also host the fantastic Pop in the Park with top local bands and plenty of toe-tapping music for the audience!

And if you are not too worn out then Sunday also promises to be a fun-packed day filled with so much to do.

The festival will continue on Sunday with a Picnic in the Park, and visitors will be entertained by clown and story teller along with music.

And the Alan Norris Big Band will take centre stage for a concert finale in the evening.

FRIDAY:

ROCK IN THE PARK - 7.30pm until 10pm.

Bands: Justice is Dead: Flesh that Burns: Ascendia and Cameltoe.

SATURDAY:

March GALA - 8am until 3.30pm

Table top sale and charity sales in West End Park from 8am

Fairground rides and arena events in the afternoon, including fancy dress competition.

12.30pm parade leaves the City Road car park.

2pm -2.15pm Peterborough Pipe Band and Alison's Street Dancing

2.15pm and 2.30pm: Fancy Dress

2.30pm to 3pm Wississippi Jazzmen

3pm - 3.30pm Lisa Dickinson's "Dance Mania"

POP IN THE PARK:

3.45pm - 4.30pm Storey

4.45pm-5.30pm - The Journey

5.45pm - 6.30pm Los Kiosk Bears

6.45pm - 7.30pm Monkey's Uncle

7.45pm - 8.30pm - Loose Baby Charlotte

8.45pm-9.30pm Krak'n

SUNDAY:

PICNIC IN THE PARK

12noon until 1.15pm March Brass 2000

1.30pm - 2.15pm Phil Hare

2.30pm - 4pm Ivan Garford Jazz Quintet

4.15pm - 4.45pm Matthew Ray

5pm - 5.45pm Down with Daisies

Also in the park Bazzaballoo- circus skills workshops

Story-telling and the Alan Norris Big Band.


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