Music shakes dust off Elms

Muttz Knuttz entertaining the crowd
Muttz Knuttz entertaining the crowd

THE largely forgotten Elms Park was transformed into a giant musical festival on Sunday as hundreds of people came to enjoy the live bands.

Organisers were keen to remind the Thame public of the beautiful park which often remains unused and this proved to be an excellent way of doing just that.

The turnout had already exceeded expectations after only three hours and hundreds more gathered throughout the evening.

It was opened by Thame MP John Howell who said: “This was a hugely enjoyable way to draw attention to what must be Thame’s biggest hidden gem.

“This is a fantastic park and we should give all encouragement to the Friends for wanting to draw attention to it and to help improve it.”

The festival was arranged by the Friends of Elms Park and saw local bands take to the stage for nine hours of non-stop musical entertainment.

Acts scaled all ages with the youngest performer being 12-year-old Lewis Branch.

The headline acts were Elton John and Madness tributes.

For a full picture special of the day see this week’s Thame Gazette.