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Redditch Bandstand Festival will bring summer of events to an end
12:30pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
THE Redditch Bandstand Festival this weekend will be an exciting finale to all of this summer’s family events in the area.
Musicians styled from three continents will lead the celebrations at the last of five events held at the iconic Church Green Bandstand over the last five months, before improvements to the area take place ahead of next season.
The free festival is on Saturday, September 14 from noon until 4pm featuring reggae’s Otis Irie, samba band Someone at the Door, Bollywood and folk singers Saas aur Awaaz, young singer Caprice Ebanks, Punjabi bhangra folk dancers Nachda Saansar, and English ceilidh dance band Captain Swing.
Redditch Council has worked with groups in the town to create a community feel to this event and there will be children’s activities and a number of stalls and workshops from various community groups, weather permitting.
Council leader Bill Hartnett said: “The festival will bring Redditch’s summer of town centre bandstand events to a close in style. It’s a celebration of our community and everyone is welcome.
“I’d like to thank the Town Centre Partnership and the Bandstand Committee for all their help on these events this year. We’re already looking forward to our historic bandstand becoming even more useful next year, after we make a few changes to improve it as a performance space ahead of the 50th anniversary of Redditch new town.”
Bandstand Committee member Sue Yeng, one of festival organisers, added:
“With performances in British, Asian, South American and Caribbean styles, the festival will be celebrating our community through music and song, so come along, it promises to be a lot of fun.”
Festival goers are also invited to bring chairs and picnics along and settle in for the entertainment.
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