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Bands in the parks 2016

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MUSIC will fill the air at city parks this summer, as part of a popular annual event.

From June to September parks across the city play host to live bands, from jazz to brass and everything in between.

Bands in the Parks, which is now in it's 20th year, sees local bands take turns to perform traditional music along with some modern material for visitors at Leicester parks.

The free event, which will kick off at Abbey Park and Castle Gardens next Sunday (June 12), runs until September 11. Fleckney Silver Band will play at Abbey Park, while Enderby Wind Band will strike a chord with visitors at Castle Gardens next Sunday from 3pm until 4pm.

Stewart Doughty, Leicester City Council parks manager, said: "I am delighted that so many local bands volunteer their time on a Sunday to visit our lovely parks and showcase their music skills.

"The bands appeal to all age groups and the events provide an ideal opportunity for families to get out onto their parks to have a picnic and enjoy the music."

Assistant city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, Cllr Piara Singh Clair, added: "There's nothing better than enjoying some live music in the sunshine at one of our city parks.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and family, have a picnic, relax and listen to some local musical talent."

Other participating parks include, Western Park, Knighton Park, Braunstone Park Walled Gardens, Evington Park, Monks Rest Gardens, Aylestone Hall Gardens and Humberstone Park.

Most of the bands play between 3pm and 4pm and full details are available on the Leicester City Council’s website at or for further information, call: 0116 454 1003.