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The Category Parks and Bandstands is a subset of Venues for UK Concerts and Recitals. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Parks and Bandstands which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Park/Bandstand’s Full Record.


In contrast, the following Parks and Bandstands do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Hilly Fields Bandstand Enfield

- Lake Meadows Billericay

- Saltburn Bandstand


! Parks and Bandstands KEY
VISITS (to the Website)3
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)36

‘Free Sunday afternoon brass band concerts ... Bands In The Park is a series of summer outdoor concerts, largely organised by volunteers, providing free live music for all to enjoy.‘ About a dozen venues in Warwickshire, Worcestershire - and Gloucestershire promoted by the organizers of Evesham Bands in the Park.

* Bands in the Park
VISITS (to the Website)103
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)126

‘Come and enjoy traditional music from a large mix of bands in the beautiful and relaxed surroundings of Abington Park Northampton ... Every Sunday and May Bank Holiday Mondays ... April to September.’

@ Abington Park Northampton
VISITS (to the Website)124
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)131
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Free Sunday Afternoon Concerts: ‘Come on down the Memorial Gardens from 2.30pm on select Sundays from May till August, for an afternoon of live entertainment, tea, coffee & cake!‘

@ Amersham Memorial Gardens
VISITS (to the Website)35
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)78
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'This Park is in the centre of Hinckley town and is easily accessed off Church Walk and the car park. Access is also available from St Mary's church, Mount Road, St Mary's Road and Hill Street. In 2006, major improvements took place which included the installation of a bandstand that will be available to host a wide variety of local and regional music performances ... All performances take place in the bandstand in Argents Mead on Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm, with a short interval in the middle.’ Fortnightly, May to September (but the majority of the performers are typically outside the scope of this Directory).

@ Argents Mead Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)598
Also indexedMusic in the Mead
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)383
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Throughout the summer months Bath and North East Somerset Council host a series of concerts and children's entertainment shows in Parade Gardens and Royal Victoria Park.’

@ Bath Bandstand Programme
VISITS (to the Website)129
Also indexedParade Gardens | Royal Victoria Park
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)160
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of the best live music venues in Birmingham. Listen to superb live music in beautiful surroundings, nestled in 15 acres of landscaped gardens in the centre of Birmingham. Across the summer the Gardens will play host to some of the best live gigs in Birmingham ... Bands play on a Bandstand situated on the main lawn at the Gardens,’

@ Birmingham Botanical Gardens
VISITS (to the Website)24
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)46
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Broadstairs Bandstand was opened in 1892 by Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria. The Bandstand is a focal point for entertainment throughout the year, but is particularly busy during the summer months.


@ Broadstairs Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)121
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)145

‘Situated in the charming town of Pocklington on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds ... Events are held throughout the spring and summer, and include our annual Tulip Festival in May, Children’s Events on Wednesdays during the spring and summer holiday periods, regular Sunday brass band concerts, and outdoor theatre events.’


@ Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum
VISITS (to the Website)80
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)149
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Canbury bandstand concerts are back this summer and bigger and better than ever. Relax by the river and listen to local talent set the mood for a summer by the river. There will be a huge variety of local bands providing a musical banquet from jazz to brass, soul music to an accordion orchestra - there will be something for everyone.’

@ Canbury Bandstand Kingston
VISITS (to the Website)65
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)113

‘We've a jam-packed summer season of FREE world-class live shows for you to enjoy at our BIG Bandstand in Cassiobury Park. We'll have a different band performing every Sunday from 2-4pm, playing everything from jazz to ukulele - and of course, lots of traditional brass bands too. The free live shows will continue right through the summer and into the early autumn.’


@ Cassiobury Park Watford
VISITS (to the Website)63
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)142

‘Free concerts take place at the Henry Wellcome Bandstand in Central Park on Sundays throughout the summer from 2pm to around 4pm. Borrow a FREE deckchair or bring your own chair or picnic rug. Refreshments are available from the Cafe in the Park.’

@ Central Park Dartford
VISITS (to the Website)86
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)180
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Colchester Castle Park is very lucky to contain a Victorian bandstand.  This is used through the summer by traditional silver bands and some more contemporary artists playing more modern music. There is nothing better on a sunny afternoon than packing a picnic, laying down a rug on the grass that surrounds the bandstand and then enjoying your picnic while relaxing listening to the music ... The really good news is that all of the events scheduled for the bandstand are Free.  Even more of a reason why you should make the time to come along.‘


@ Colchester Castle Park Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)104
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)202

Deal Memorial Bandstand is a living Memorial to the 11 Royal Marines Musicians who were killed by a terrorist bomb on the 22nd September 1989 ... Concerts are performed on Sunday afternoons from May to September each year, commencing at 2.30pm.  We also hold a Carol Concert each December. The concerts are free of charge, as are the chairs, although we do hold a collection and sell raffle tickets to cover the costs of hiring the bands and towards the upkeep of the Bandstand.‘

@ Deal Memorial Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)75
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)182
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Busiest Bandstand in the UK offering a variety of live musical entertainment with over 140 events each year ... The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular design and blue domed roof; there is no other like it in the United Kingdom. It has a main arena, middle and upper balconies and seats for 1,400.’


@ Eastbourne Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)177
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Nestled alongside the River Avon, Abbey Park offers a riverside walk, the historic Abbey, crazy golf and play areas for the children and easy access to the town centre ...'

@ Evesham Abbey Park
VISITS (to the Website)135
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)379
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

The Bandstand, originally bult by Filey Rotary Club, is now managed by Filey Town Council. Each summer the Council organize a 10 week Sunday Band Concert Programme, but they are also encouraging use of the Bandstand by other musical performance groups, including beyond the Band Concert season.

@ Filey Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)164
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)364
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The GO-Godalming Association launched the annual Music in the Park in 2006 to provide local people and visitors alike with an occasion at which they could enjoy a range of outdoor concerts - and to provide these free for music lovers to enjoy ... Music in the Park is held on the Godalming Bandstand on The Bury’s next to St Peters and St Paul’s Church come rain or shine - although in extreme weather we may decamp to the parish church next door. The show must always go on!’

@ Godalming Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)128
Also indexedMusic in the Park | GO-Godalming Association
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)371
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘What could be more relaxing than spending a summer Sunday afternoon by a beautiful beach listening to the sounds of some of our region's finest musicians? Gorleston Bandstand is the delightful venue for a series of musical performances taking place on most Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm from June to August. The programme is varied so there's something to suit all tastes and it's completely free to attend, so grab yourself a chair or sit on the lawns and enjoy some refreshments while you savour the music.’

@ Gorleston Bandstand Great Yarmouth
VISITS (to the Website)94
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)170

‘Erected in 1891, the same year as the park's only surviving Victorian granite drinking fountain, this Grade II listed structure is located on the south-east side of Great Cross Avenue. The field surrounding it is known as Bandstand Field.’ The Friends of Greenwich Park ‘hold annual Midsummer Jazz Concerts in the Observatory Garden and organise and pay for concerts at the Bandstand on Sunday afternoons in July and August’.

@ Greenwich Park Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)120
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)270
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Traditional Band Concerts in Grove House Gardens - Summer Sunday afternoons.


@ Grove House Gardens Dunstable
VISITS (to the Website)193
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)954

‘From May to August each year you can enjoy free concerts on the Carfax Bandstand organised by Horsham District Council. The concerts take place on Saturdays at 11am. The performances range from Brass to Jazz to traditional  - music to suit most tastes! ... Visit Horsham Park on Sundays between May and August and enjoy free bandstand concerts on the Park Podium every afternoon at 2.30pm.’

@ Horsham Bandstands
VISITS (to the Website)62
Also indexedCarfax Bandstand | Horsham Park
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)150

‘Hosts free musical performances from May to September, especially on Sunday afternoons - concert bands, brass bands, town bands, pop and country groups, and other events.’

@ Hunstanton Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)168
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Weekly concerts, May - September: ‘These popular concerts are a perfect Sunday afternoon event, why not bring a picnic, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. All concerts start at 3pm and finish at 5pm’.

@ John Coles Park Chippenham
VISITS (to the Website)122
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)160
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Keynsham Town Council host a variety of FREE musical concerts throughout the summer on the Memorial Park Bandstand.’

@ Keynsham Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)212
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A beautiful Victorian structure, the Leas Bandstand still hosts regular concerts throughout the summer season. Its tent-shaped canopy supported by cast-iron columns provides shelter for the band while deckchairs are set out for audiences.’ The concerts take place on most Sundays (a few Saturdays), with performances from 2.30PM to 4.30PM: ‘Performances are subject to change and are weather dependent’.

@ Leas Bandstand Folkestone
VISITS (to the Website)45
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)47
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Come along to the Southend Bandstand in Priory Park for free concerts performed by a number of talented musicians from across the county and further afield. Performances are every weekend from April 1st - September 30th.’


@ Priory Park Bandstand Southend
VISITS (to the Website)109
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)168

‘This fine Victorian bandstand was restored and re-erected in its original position in Priory Park in the 1980's through the efforts of The Malvern Civic Society who now use it as their logo.’ Summer series of Sunday afternoon concerts.

@ Priory Park Malvern
VISITS (to the Website)16
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)41
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Regent’s Park Music Festival will bring alive the Bandstand with music Sunday afternoon and Bank Holiday Monday ... Programmes will be varied and include local Concert Bands, Jazz Big Bands, small groups, and Choirs – entertainment perfect for your summer picnics and outings. Enjoy music from the Park’s bandstand from the comfort of a deck chair (available to hire) or on a blanket with your picnic.’

@ Regent’s Park Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)53
Also indexedRegent’s Park Music Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)180
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Town Council arranges a series of free Sunday afternoon band concerts during the summer between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Local charities are invited to apply to take a collection during the concert. ... Other events are organised by different groups during the year. The space can be used for various kinds of concerts and displays, as a starting and finishing point for organised walks, for outdoor theatre or charity exhibitions and stalls ...'

@ Ross-on-Wye Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)203
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)375

‘The Friends of Ruskin Park have, since 1996, worked to ensure our park is well cared for and maintained, and has a planned and healthy future, preserving it for future generations ... The delightful Bandstand in the centre of the park is a simple wooden structure, less elaborate than the more ornate metal examples found in many other parks. After falling into disrepair, it was restored in 2006 with the help of the Friends and using capital regeneration funding from Lambeth Council. This allowed the Friends to hold the first of their popular annual summer fetes around the bandstand, which is also used for Easter and Christmas events and summer concerts.’

@ Ruskin Park Bandstand Lambeth
VISITS (to the Website)102
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)155

Scarr Bandstand lies in a natural amphitheatre,  surrounded by the woodland of the Forest of Dean.  It is an ideal and unusual venue for outdoor summer events such as concerts, fetes and activity days.  After falling into disuse in the late 1980s, the Scarr Bandstand is now being restored, thanks to support from the Foresters’ Forest Landscape partnership, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the West Dean Parish Council and is available again for community events. Close to the ancient market town of Coleford, Scarr Bandstand lies on the outskirts of a hamlet called Sling, on land now run by the Forestry Commission.’

@ Scarr Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)22
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)46
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals
@ Town Gardens Bandstand South Swindon
VISITS (to the Website)90
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)155
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Bandstand was built by volunteers and public subscription in 2000 by the river at the Wilderness Car Park in Wetherby. The first years of Brass Band Concerts at the Riverside Bandstand were very successful and have now become a regular part of many people's Sunday afternoon enjoyment.’


@ Wetherby Riverside Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)129
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)155
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'This summer, why not head down to the bandstand in Woking Park to watch a series of concerts by local Surrey based bands including jazz, steel and brass bands, choral groups and orchestras. Relax with a picnic, take a seat on one of our brightly coloured deckchairs and soak up the sounds of the music.'

@ Woking Park
VISITS (to the Website)145
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)306
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Lido Bandstand plays host to a wide range of free live music and entertainment throughout the year with something to suit all.’ The History of The Lido includes: The creation of a new Band Enclosure which ‘cost £25,000 and seated 2184 people. It was opened on 1st August 1925 and the Royal Engineers Band were the first to perform’; Then ‘interest in band music declined and eventually in 1957 the site was converted into an unheated swimming pool and renamed the Lido’; ‘In the Winter of 1989/90 the pool was finally built over and the present day Family Entertainment Centre was developed on the site’; ‘From 2015 onwards the bandstand has been brought back to life with varied programmes of live entertainment held throughout the summer each year’.

@ Worthing Lido
VISITS (to the Website)17
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)35
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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