Festival in the Park
King George Recreational Ground
The finale to Bushey Festival 2019 will be our Festival In The Park on Sunday 7th July, kicking off at 12.30pm. 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, a storytelling tent and more still to be added. Click or tap here for a full list of stall holders. There will be fun activities for all the family!
Music amplifies everything it touches. It can turn a field into a festival, a bar into a dance floor and a job into a passion. So it’s important that we stand up for music by protecting those that make it.
This event has been supported by the PPL PRS charity and community discount scheme. PPL PRS licenses the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the permission they need to play the music they want.
The Music Licence ensures that music creators are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music – and means that we’re able to support music at events like this.
For more information about PPL PRS, visit pplprs.co.uk or call 0800 0720 808
We can now announce some of the acts that are appearing here.
Click or tap here to download a copy of the full copy of the programme for our Festival in the Park.
Your MCs for the day:-
We are delighted to welcome compere, entertainer, writer and activist Alex Green to the Festival main stage this year. Alex will be bringing his unique cabaret style to the main stage and will be compere for the evening.
Our afternoon compere and stage manager for the main stage. Robin is an event manager, photographer and musician and has worked with countless big names including Robbie Williams, REM and Paul McCartney.
Appearing on the main stage are:-
This years event will feature a celebration of the late George Michael’s music when popular tribute artist Randall Butler headlines the main stage. He’ll be singing all the favourite hits from the former Bushey Meads pupil.
BIG AL’S BLISTERING BUIKS
A hugely entertaining and versatile band covering most classic oldies, and some great country rocking numbers. The band want you to get on down, dance or just sing along!
In 2017, Jorja, a former Habs girl, was selected from 1000s of children nationwide to appear on the CBBC talent show “Got What it Takes”. Competing against eight teen singers through the highs and lows of the music industry, Jorja won the final and the top prize of performing on the main stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, alongside Zara Larsson, Stormzy, and Little Mix. Jorja is now studying music at college whilst gaining valuable experience in the recording studio. Jorja is active on Instagram @jorjadouglas and has exciting projects in the pipeline, so watch this space!
Funk Foundation will be bringing wonderful groovy and sophisticated vibes of funk, soul and acid jazz to the Festival In The Park. Expect soul/funk dance floor filers from 90’s and beyond.
THE LONDON BONNEVILLES
We are delighted to have the ever popular London Bonnevilles back at the Festival again this year bringing their own particular take on skiffle and the music of the early sixties.
WATFORD ROCK CHOIR
Watford Rock Choir have performed at iconic venues such as Wembley Stadium and Disneyland Paris. They will be rocking the Festival with well known pop and rock songs. www.rockchoir.com
New to the Festival this year Night Train are a six piece jazzy pop band based in SW Hertfordshire.
The Academy is one of Bushey and Watford’s most successful Performing Arts Schools.
Established in 2015 by West End performer Sara Bispham, The Academy offers classes in Drama, Screen Acting, Singing and Dance for children aged 4-18. The Academy Kids are delighted to be performing at this year’s Festival in the Park!
Appearing on the accoustic stage in the marquee:-
Heath are a popular local duet cover band that play classic hits from the past 60 years by bands such as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Oasis to The Artic Monkeys and The Killers.
MISSING THE FERRY
Four second-generation Irish lads got together in 1996 to form Missing The Ferry. Citing influences as diverse as Irish country legend Brendan Shine, The Pogues, The Stone Roses and many others in between their mission is to get people dancing and thinking!
Sarah Vista and her band of character outlaws were a big hit at last years Festival In The Park. They create original, Western Soundtrack style music with a large doff of their stetsons to the original Country and Western artists of yesteryear. Great to have them back on our acoustic stage this year.