Festival in the Park

King George Recreational Ground

The finale to Bushey Festival 2018 will be our Festival In The Park on Sunday 8th July. This is an all day family fun event in the King George Recreational Ground.

There will be lots happening. Great local live music on our main stage and acoustic stage, dancing, fairground rides, craft stalls, animals to pet, Princesses and Superhero’s, a tug-of-war, and more still to be added – fun activities for all the family!

Would your child love to about sing along with Cinderella and Belle, meet the Snow Queen and Ice sister (inspired by Frozen) Little Mermaid or Spiderman? At 2.30 pm ‘Fairy Tale Party Visits’ will be performing on our acoustic stage. The performance will last one hour. Please note that this event is open to children under 14 and accompanying adults only, the marquee will be closed to the general public for the duration of the show. To book tickets for this event, click here.

If you would like to enter a team for our tug-of-war, please click here to download an entry form.

Plus the King Stag bar and delicious street food.

We can now announce the Running Order of acts that are appearing here.

Click here to download an A4 poster for the Festival in thePark

Your MCs for the day:-

Laurence Hebbard

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Laurence has performed on line ups across London, as well as in Manchester, Southport, Hertfordshire and Brighton and has acted as MC for various nights.

In June 2017, he beat The Blackout at Up The Creek on his first attempt. A few weeks later, he was 20 seconds from going through at Beat The Frog at the Frog and Bucket in Manchester, and is still annoyed to this day.

When it comes to his future as a stand up comedian, the sky’s the limit!

Noah Abrahams

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Noah is currently studying digital journalism at college whilst practising as a freelance journalist, currently working with My News Mag, Vibe FM and Radio Harrow, where he produces and hosts his own weekly Monday night sports show.

Noah recently compered the Hampstead Festival.

The musical acts appearing on the main stage are:-

Electric Eric

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Formed in 2015, the Punk Rock band “Electric Eric” went from strength to strength from writing new tunes, gigging constantly and leaving their mark on each venue they played. Now fast forward to 2018, they’re back with a new lineup, where four become five, and are ready to debut once more 3 years on. With new members Angus McCoubrey (Vocals), Danielle Walker (Bass), Lewis Henderson (drums) and Manuel Ramos Patón (Guitar), The new incarnation sees a heavier and faster set, determined to leave their mark once more

The Cover Loverz

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The Cover Loverz are one of Hertfordshire’s most ‘in-demand’ party bands with an eclectic mix of styles and genres ranging from rock ‘n’ roll, disco, funk, jazz, pop and everything in between

 

Visit their website: http://www.weddingbandforhire.com

Keith Bayley

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After years of playing guitar alongside some great singers both live and in the studio, a continuing passion for Americana, blues and country songwriting led Keith to step up to the vocal mic to perform his own songs on acoustic and lap steel guitars. Influences include Jason Isbell, Paul Brady, Patty Griffin, Tom Waits, Martin Harley and Kelly Joe Phelps.

Solo album ‘Rivers and Rain’ is now available on all digital platforms.

Sarah Vista

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Outlaw songstress delivering murder ballads with a country and western twang….

Sarah Vista and her band of character outlaws create original, Western Soundtrack style Music. With a large doff of their Stetsons to the original Country and Western artists of yesteryear, reviews have already hailed her unique sound as a nod to Loretta Lyn, Nancy Sinatra, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash. Vista’s forthcoming debut album is a unique blend of Morricone-esque western soundtrack style sounds and dark, dangerous country, showcasing an infectious songwriting style which has already led Vista’s trail to a host of international bookings in Nashville, Spain, Sweden and beyond.

The London Bonnevilles

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Having avoided each other on the London pub rock scene Tom Wordsworth, Davey Brady and Gary Fisher were joined by Nic Cordan  to form The London Bonnevilles as the house band for a production of the hit west end show One Man Two Guvnors at the Wyllyotts theatre in Potters Bar. The play is set in the early sixties and required songs that suited the period. In light of the very favorable reaction they received the band decided to stay together to bring their own particular brand of skiffle to a wider audience. Since that time their repertoire has expanded to include other musical styles and several self-penned songs including their first single New Orleans is Calling.

The London Bonnevilles are looking forward to returning to Bushey where they played two festivals last summer and wish the organisers the best of luck in their new venture.

The Montecristos

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And it shakes you up; like the screech of a Cadillac tearing out of nowhere… The forever marriage of the primitive and sophisticated that is rock ‘n’ roll.

The Montecristos are reinventing the shimmer and the throb, the tingle of illicit pleasure awakened by the sin-drenched echo of 1950’s guitars. The Montecristos are the midnight soundtrack for Jayne Mansfield; hips swaying like a storm at sea knocking at the Green Door of all your rock ‘n’ roll dreams.

At the helm is Neal X – former guitarist of million-selling, futuristic glam-rock potentates, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and long-term sideman of electro-burlesque starman Marc Almond.

Once renowned for the biggest quiff in London, Neal has always stayed true to the seamy essence of the originators: “I’m still totally head over leopard-print high heels in love with Rock ‘n’ Roll. I wanted to form a band that took the energy and spirit of Little Richard in ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’ and make it look and sound totally contemporary for the 21st Century. Glammy, trashy, classy and sexy Rock ‘n’ Roll – driven by my fist sized overactive adrenal gland.”

Also appearing on the accoustic stage:-

Aaron Simmonds

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Aaron has been trying to stand up for 25 years. Luckily, he can do comedy even if he can’t do the standing up.

He has a unique perspective on life, usually of people’s belly buttons.

He’s greatest influences are: Nelson Mandela, Muhammed Ali and Barry Chuckle.

Running Order

Main Stage

13.00

Festival opening with:

Town Crier
Vanessa Class School of Dance
Mayor of Hertsmere
Noah Abrahams (Compere)

13.15

Bushey’s got Young Talent’ Showcase:

Jaxon Knopf
Belle Birnie
Savannah Meranda
Oliver Joseph
Samantha Kelly
Ben Lester

14.30

15.30

16.00

16.30

17.30

18.15

18.45

20.00

Electric Eric

Keith Bayley

Laurence Hebberd (Compere)

The London Bonnevilles

Sarah Vista

Laurence Hebberd (Compere/Comedian)

The Montecristos

Cover Loverz

Acoustic Stage

13.30

14.30

15.30

16.30

17.30

Vanessa Class School of Dance

Princesses & superheroes  (£5 entry)

Will Russell

Aaron Simmonds (Comedian)

Open Mic:

Sophia Crosby
Mofe Nubi
Tom Lavin
Ricky Kyriacos
Zoe Ball
SGR

19.00

The Music Teacher All Stars

Arena

14.00
15.00
16.00

Bounce!
Cha Cha Slide plank challenge (Bushey Grove)
Tug of war

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