Bandstand Summer Music Calendar

Following the huge success of our inaugural ‘Swadlincotte Proms in the Park’ last year, Maurice Lea Memorial Park is looking forward to a musical summer with three free concerts taking place on the Bandstand this year.

Music in the Park - Sunday 21 July


Newhall Brass Band will bring a programme of favourite ‘Songs from the Shows’ to the bandstand, which is guaranteed to entertain and get your toes tapping. There will even be song sheets if you feel the need to exercise your vocal chords!

A traditional brass band with a long history dating back to the mid-19th century, they will arrive at Maurice Lea Park fresh off the heels of a winning performance at the ‘Brass on the Grass’ entertainments contest in Leicestershire in May.

Music in the Park - Sunday 4 August


This concert will see Uttoxeter Town Brass Band taking to the bandstand with a mixed programme of music.

Reformed in 1996 as a non-contesting community band, they are a self-funding group who welcome players of all ages and ability. 

Proms in the Park - Sunday 18 August


Following the huge success of our inaugural event last year, our second ‘Proms in the Park’ is scheduled for Sunday 18 August 2019.

Younger family members are not forgotten either, Alpine Arty Attic will be offering face painting and craft activities to keep them amused and Abi’s Inflatables will be bringing along crazy golf to try. And don’t forget the play area which is available every day!

This year we will be welcoming two fabulous bands to entertain us:

Force Ten Big Band will take to the bandstand at 2.00pm with a varied and exciting programme featuring classic big band swing, jazz, funk, soul and pop.  Anyone who has heard the band at the Festival of Leisure, knows  the energy and vitality they bring to their music.

At 4.00pm, Nottinghamshire’s Blidworth Ensemble Brass Band will play through until 6.00pm.  Established in the late 19th century as the Stanton Hill Temperance Band, the band’s heritage then turned to the mining industry and upon the industry’s  demise in the 1970’s, a move to Blidworth and a final name change.  An established and extremely successful contesting and concert band, you can be assured of a first class performance including all of the traditional Proms favourites!

And if you fancy a culinary treat to accompany the music, Gorgeous Gourmet Grub will be offering a variety of baked tortilla wrap bowls with an assortment of delicious hot and cold, homely and hearty fillings; Hey Sugar will be on hand with sumptious cakes, strawberries & cream and savoury bites to tempt you; Dalton’s Dairy will be bringing their homemade ice cream and sorbets; and a glass of fizz  will be available from the Hop and Bubble horsebox bar to toast the afternoon away.

The events will be free to attend, but please remember….

  • Dress for the weather - sun hats and sun lotion are a must, but remember it can get chilly in the evening
  • Free parking is available on Gresley Common
  • Please do not bring disposable or gas barbeques
  • Gazebo-style tents, awnings or canopies or any items which may obscure other patrons’ views are not permitted
  • Don't forget to bring your flags!

Download the programme here (jpg, 179kb).