Rockin’ All Over the Park!
#PITPWoking @celebratewoking Facebook: Party in the Park 2017
Time: 12noon to 9pm Date: Saturday 8 July 2017 Location: Woking Park
Woking is celebrating its musical legacy by throwing a retro party, and everyone is invited!
This year, the party will be ‘Rockin’ All Over the Park!’ as Woking celebrates some of the greatest musicians ever to come from the town. To mark 40 years since The Jam released their first album ‘In The City’ and pay tribute to Rick Parfitt, OBE, of Status Quo who passed away late last year, the party is 60's and 70's themed.
From 12noon to 9pm on Saturday 8 July 2017, families across Woking and beyond are invited to chill out at Woking Park with enough free entertainment to fill a pair of platform shoes. Dig out your tie-dye, fire up your flares, flick back your hair and get ready to indulge in a whole day of love, peace and rock ‘n’ roll at Woking’s favourite summer party!
The ‘Woodstock of Woking’ offers something for everyone with a great variety of music, drama, workshops, food and cultural activities, from a wide range of local bands, professional artists and community groups.
Dance Woking will once again curate dance by an eclectic mix of local and professional companies, giving visitors the chance to watch, perform and take part.
Headlining the event on Seymour’s Main Stage, John Coghlan’s Quo will give an authentic rendition of some of the most iconic songs from Status Quo’s repertoire including Rockin’ All Over the World! As the drummer from the original Quo line-up, only John alone can play the beats the way fans will remember them. Also, getting into the groove of the Main Stage are top tribute band The Jam’d and returning favourites King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys.
The popular Children’s Zone will return with creative workshops and activities to delight and excite all ages including music and theatre, themed crafts, face painting, storytelling and a mobile farm. Any young Rick Parfitts in the making will even be able to make their very own guitar so they can ‘Jam’ long after the party finishes, or change gear and construct a cardboard mini-cooper out of boxes.
Visitors can browse a range of unique trade stalls in the Chill Out Field or add some glitz and glamour to the occasion with a fancy 60s ‘do’ from the mobile salon. Those with a bit more energy can get fit hippie style at the Freedom Leisure Sports Zone.
Plus, the New Victoria Theatre Big Screen is back and this time it’s bigger than Audrey Hepburn’s beehive! Grab your freshly made electric guitars and park up on the grass whilst you rock on with Jack Black, starring in children’s film School of Rock.
So, take the whole family on a trip down memory lane and have a taste of what life was like in the swingin’ 60s and psychedelic 70s. It will be groovier than a smoking hot lava lamp and cooler than a bowl of pink Angel Delight. Please visit www.celebratewoking.info/partyinthepark for more information.