Music in the Mead 2019

Two musicians in a practice session

Published Tuesday, 23 April 2019

A new season of free concerts will take place in the bandstand in Argents Mead, Hinckley this summer.

The programme includes five new performers, including thirty members of the Stanley Opera Company and steel pan band Impact Steel who will bring a taste of the Caribbean to the Mead. Popular male harmony group 4th Avenue also return following their stunning performance last year, which saw the biggest audience in the event’s history.

Ian Daniels, Chair of the Hinckley Town Centre Partnership said

This looks like a great summer line-up, it’s nice to see so many new performers listed as well as some old favourites. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there.

All the performances take place on Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm and there will be a short interval in the middle.

Dates and performers are as follows:

  • 11 May - Steven Faulkner, with Dan Gerrey on percussion, will perform a range of popular covers from artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie, Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Queens of The Stone Age, using loop pedals and percussion along with guitars and vocals
  • 25 May - Out of Gas will perform popular covers from the sixties to the present
  • 8 June - The Stanley Opera Company. 30 members of the company, soloists and chorus, will perform music from musical theatre and opera
  • 22 June - Prime, a five-piece band will perform classic soul and rock covers
  • 6 July - All or Nothing will perform classic rock music
  • 27 July - Ella-May will perform a range of contemporary pop covers
  • 3 August - JT & The Rhythm Boys perform a range of sixties classics
  • 17 August - Male harmony group 4th Avenue return to the Mead following their record-breaking show last year. Danny, Adam, Dougie and Tom will perform their version of iconic songs. The Midlands' answer to The Overtones!
  • 31 August - Sam Southall returns to the Mead to perform a range of pop covers
  • 14 September – Impact Steel Band bring a taste of the Caribbean to the Mead with a wide range of music from calypso, classical, pop, reggae and jazz, all played with the sultry, enigmatic, captivating sounds of the steel pans.

Check our Music in the Mead page or the local press for more detailed information about the performances nearer the time.