Park strikes music gold as Spandau star set to open Thame event

Tony Hadley
Tony Hadley

Spandau Ballet legend Tony Hadley is to open Thame’s Music in the Park event on Sunday.

The singer, songwriter and frontman lives in the area and was keen to support the charity fundraiser.

Thame music in the park

Thame music in the park

Now in its third year, the Elms Park event helps raise money to improve the park for the community.

As well as the 80s star, MITP will be showcasing younger talents such as the John Hampden School Choir. They will be singing a theme song composed especially for the event called ‘Music in the Park’.

Acoustic instrumentalists of all ages who would like to join in from the audience-side can email to request a free copy of the words, music, chords and a link to a backing track. When emailing, please say what instrument you will be playing.

Budding musicians or singers can also bring along their voice or acoustic instrument and do a spot at ‘Ben’s Busk Stop’, giving you a chance to be seen and get on the shortlist for next year’s event.

There will be around eight hours of entertainment on the day, with all genres of music, as well as food and drink and children’s activities.

Mr Hadley is expected to kick things off at around midday, with other acts including Bolt from the Blue, Hats off to Led Zeppelin and the Dung Beatles.

Tickets can be bought on the day but are cheaper if purchased in advance.