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Picnic in the Park

Lots of people siting on grass enjoying a music festival and picnic

Picnic in the Park has traditionally become a day to wind down and relax after the excitement of the previous day’s carnival and this year was no exception.

Thousands descended on Gostrey Meadow for an afternoon of non-stop live music by local acts Vic Cracknell’s Swing Band, The Salts, Grandpa Spells Jazz Band, Betsa and Farnham Ukulele Jam.

Councillor Jill Hargreaves, Lead Member for Tourism and Events says: “The music, friendly atmosphere and scorching hot weather meant there was a real holiday atmosphere at this year’s Picnic in the Park. People had a wonderful time dancing, singing along to their favourite songs and enjoying some spectacular picnics! Not surprisingly, the cold drinks stand, and ice cream van were very popular. After such a cold start to the year, it was good to see some of the seasonal businesses doing such a good trade.”

Picnic in the Park was sponsored by MoMo Station and Specsavers in Farnham. The summer programme of events is sponsored by Kidd Rapinet Solicitors.

If England make it to the World Cup Final, this week’s Music in the Meadow will be rearranged to another date. If England is not in the final, the event will go ahead as planned with The Revivals Band playing a mix of pop, rock & roll, country, R&B, soul, Motown and ballads. The tea tent will be hosted by the Farnham United Reformed Church appeal.

Music in the Meadow happens every Sunday throughout the summer from 3pm to 5pm. See who’s performing next.

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