Return of free concerts to Argents Mead

Published Friday, 21 August 2020

Live outdoor music performances will return to the bandstand in Argents Mead every Saturday throughout September. 

The covid-secure free outdoor event will see the return of some old favourites, such as Impact Steel Band and WMD who perform foot tapping sixties classics including material from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, The Searchers, The Hollies, The Bee Gees, The Monkeys and many more.

Event Stewards will be in the Mead to ensure social distancing is observed and those attending are asked to sit or stand with members of their household or bubble up to a maximum of six people and only to attend if feeling well. Hand sanitising stations will also be available and a requirement to complete Track and Trace information. Further guidelines will be displayed on poster’s in the Mead.

Executive Member for Town Centres, Councillor Keith Nicholls said:

After this year, it’s encouraging to see some much missed events beginning to return in a small and covid-secure way to our town centre this September. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Why not come along and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there.

All performances are from 1pm to 3pm with a short interval in the middle and no booking is necessary. The full line up of performances is as follows:

  • Saturday 5 September – Impact Steel Band. A four-piece steel pan band bring a taste of the Caribbean to the Mead with a wide range of music from calypso, classical, pop, reggae and jazz
  • Saturday 12 September – WMD, A musical performance by WMD who perform foot tapping sixties classics including material from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, The Searchers, The Hollies, The Bee Gees, The Monkeys and many more
  • Saturday 19 September – The Sounds of Swing. Dean Thomas performs Rat Pack classics from the likes of Old' Blue Eyes Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis J, Bobby Darin and many, many more
  • Saturday 26 September – Out of Gas. A performance by Out of Gas who perform popular covers from the sixties to the present