Well, here we go again, everyone! This will be the 10th Music in the Park (originally called ‘Picnic to Music in the Park’), since Farnborough Rotary Club started organising these events back in 2001. Over the years, more than £468,000 has been donated to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Farnham, due to some fabulous sponsors and the money from your ticket purchases. Our aim this year, with your help, is to break the magic Half Million barrier for the Hospice, which, this year, is celebrating 40 years of providing a vital service to our local community.
On Stage This Year
On Saturday Night, we have three tribute bands, THE BACKBEAT BEATLES, T. REXTASY and TOP MADNESS by the Los Palmas 6.
On Sunday, we see the return of THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN, with special guests – the truly original, the genuine, ‘You Sexy Thing’ HOT CHOCOLATE!
On both evenings, gates will open at 5pm and the concerts will start at 7pm with a close at 10pm finishing with a fantastic fireworks display.
Main Arena Tickets:
Tickets for the main arena are available on-line https://shop.pth.org.uk/product/mip/
Early Bird Tickets will cost £20 until 31st May. From 1st June, tickets will cost £25, and for anyone leaving it until the day of the event, tickets will cost £35.
Tickets will also be on sale later from Phyllis Tuckwell shops in Aldershot, Ash, Camberley, College Town, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet and Frimley. They will also be available for cash only, from Woods the Butchers in Camp Road, North Camp, and from the Reception Desk at Farnborough Leisure Centre (cash or cards), which is open till 8pm at weekends and 10pm on weekdays. In the week prior to the event a ticket sales caravan will be at the King George V Playing Field Car Park in Sycamore Road; we are hoping to have a card-reader available, but be prepared to pay with cash.
Village Enclosure Tickets
If you would like to be a VIP for the night, you can buy tickets to the ‘Village Enclosure’. You will be welcomed to a private area in an open sided marquee overlooking the main stage, where the menu consists of pork shoulder and lamb leg with salads and potatoes, followed by mini desserts, cheese and biscuits and tea/coffee, served during the evening by Clarke’s Caterers. The vegetarian option is butternut squash, sweet potato, cheese & spinach roulade, with further dietary requirements catered for on request. A cash bar will be available as the sole source of drinks for Village Enclosure guests.
Why not make a group booking for your party? Tickets for the Village Enclosure cost £50 each and are only available from the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice by calling 01252 729446 during working hours.
Getting there by car and parking:
If you are coming by car, head for the playing fields in Sycamore Road, Farnborough; the post code for satnavs is GU14 6RE. There is a large free car park for ticket holders on the grass at the side of the event site. If the car park fills up before the start of the show, there will be two overflow car parks at:
- Salesian College, Reading Road, Farnborough, GU14 6PA; from the College it is a five-minute walk (0.3 mile) via Canterbury Road to the playing fields entrance in The Grove, off Canterbury Road, and
- The Farnborough College of Technology car park on Boundary Road, GU14 6SF; from here it is a 10-minute (0.5 mile) walk via Boundary Road and Canterbury Road to the playing fields entrance in The Grove, off Canterbury Road.