Music in the Mead (published 29 September 2020)

Four women on deck chairs enjoying the performance in Argents Mead

Published Tuesday, 29 September 2020

A SERIES OF POPULAR outdoor live music performances wowed the socially distanced crowds on Saturday afternoons throughout September in Argents Mead.

Music in the Mead, the free entry event which is organised by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, aimed to bring a little normality back and lift people’s spirits in a year that has seen most public events cancelled due to the Covid outbreak.

Saturday’s performance saw Out of Gas playing popular covers from the sixties to the present in a slightly chillier Argents Mead. Previous weeks have seen performances by Impact Steel Band who brought a taste of the Caribbean to the Mead and WMD who played some foot tapping sixties classics and Dean Thomas who performed some Rat Pack classics last Saturday in glorious sunshine. 

Organisers redesigned the event to be Covid-secure with event stewards on hand to oversee social distancing and maximum group sizes. Hand sanitising stations were available and everyone who came along observed the one way in and out system and completed information for track and trace. 
Executive Member for Town Centres, Councillor Keith Nichols said:

My thanks to the events team for all of their work in making these events happen this September and special thanks to everyone who came along and supported the events. It’s been a difficult year for everyone and we hope the weekly live music events throughout September brought back a little much-needed normality. Let’s hope it’s not too long before we can all go back to doing the things we enjoyed before Covid.