Music in the Park 2014 date announced

Music in the Park 2013. Photo: Russ Naylor
Music in the Park 2013. Photo: Russ Naylor

The date of next year’s Music in the Park in Thame has been announced.

The popular family festival will be held on Sunday, May 4, a week earlier than normal so it can be the day before the Bank Holiday and avoid the start of most school exams.

At the Elms Park event there will be two main stages with live music and dance, as well as an acoustic stage.

Organiser Steve Gunn said: “With a wide variety of music and dance on offer, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

“Have fun dancing the day away or chill out with a leisurely picnic.

“Of course, there will also be all the usual goodies you’d expect at a festival, including tasty real ales, a wide variety of delicious foods, fun activities for children and adults, and a range of trade stalls.”

Wet weather deterred some from attending last year’s festival, but around 2,000 people still braved the conditions to enjoy the show.

Organisers of the 2014 event are looking for volunteers to help out on the day.

They are also on the lookout for food and trade stall holders interested in a pitch and artists who want to perform.

To apply to be involved as a volunteers, stall holder or artist go to the Music in the Park website.

Money raised by the festival is used to improve Elms Park.

Funds raised by the event and matched by Thame Town Council are now at a level to allow lights to be put in the park so people can enjoy it and feel safer in the evenings.

The project is currently out to tender and it is hoped the lights can be in place soon.

For more information visit the official website.