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Wisbech town bandstand will be alive to the sound of music this summer




The recently refurbished Wisbech Bandstand will be brought to musical life this summer thanks to a group of volunteers.

Wisbech bandstand will be alive with the sound of music later this summer thanks to a group of volunteers. (3286596)
Wisbech bandstand will be alive with the sound of music later this summer thanks to a group of volunteers. (3286596)

Around £30,000 was spent on refurbishing the landmark and the Friends of Wisbech Bandstand, a group set up to do something with the felt " it was a crying shame" not to show it off to the public.

Tom Read, a former chairman of the Fenmuse Music Festival, together with his good friend Reg Mee, who was also on the organising committee of Fenmuse, have decided to get something going on at the bandstand.

Tom said: "We have secured sponsorship from some local businesses to make this event self funded and of no cost to the local council or the public, which was the way we did the Fenmuse.

"Our aim is to hold three events this year Sunday August 19, Sunday September 2 and Sunday September3.

"If this is well received by the public then we aim to put on four similar events next Summer.

"I must stress that this is not a 'Rock Festival' and we are hoping to have a good variety of music styles to suit everybody. We are hoping to have modern, Swing, country, folk music and even a brass band at later events.

"We have Peterborough Community Radio interested and some of the bands that perform here will be invited to their studio for interviews and a live broadcast on the Random Radio Show.

"Kristy Read, presenter of the Random Radio Show, will be in the park to present our show and take recordings for a Podcast."

Half Price Drinks will be the first act to bring music back to the bandstand on August 19 performing from 2pm to 4.30pm with support from HPD and Unplugged.



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