Summer is in ‘full swing’ at the Castle Grounds

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

TWO favourite Tamworth bands will be performing some classic and contemporary music from the Castle Grounds Bandstand as Tamworth Borough Council’s hot programme of free Summer Bandstand Concerts continues this weekend.

On Saturday July 7, people are invited to enjoy an afternoon in the park listening to the sounds of brass band music at its best. Amington Band has performed at the Castle Grounds regularly since 1917, entertaining Tamworth audiences for 100 years with their mixture of popular and classical band music. 

Amington Band will be followed by Tamworth Wind Band on Sunday, July 8, for an afternoon of classic greats, popular music and film themed tunes – a perfect back drop for a relaxing sunny afternoon. The community wind band has been entertaining audiences since 2012 with their musical repertoire. 

Cllr John Chesworth, Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: “The Bandstand Concerts are continuing throughout the summer with a range of performances to suit all tastes and we hope to see lots of people taking up the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of live entertainment in the park.

“Whether you’re taking a break from shopping, or enjoying a picnic with friends and family, we’d love to see you there enjoying the music for another two day scorcher of performances this weekend.”

Sponsored by Ankerside Shopping Centre, all the concerts are free of charge, so bring your picnic baskets and blankets down to Tamworth Castle Grounds for an afternoon of music. Performances take place at intervals between 1pm and 4pm (subject to weather conditions).

The remaining 2018 Bandstand line-up is as follows:

  • Saturday July 7 –  Amington Band 
  • Sunday July 8 – Tamworth Wind Band 
  • Saturday July 21 – Tamworth Voices 
  • Saturday August 4 – Liquid Brass 
  • Saturday August 11 – Tamworth Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk and Roots
  • Saturday August 18 – 58s Blues Band 
  • Saturday August 25 –  Bryan Brindley & Friends 

The bandstand concerts are part of a great calendar of outdoor events organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team. For the full 2018 line-up please visit: http://www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/outdoor-events.