Music events return to Argents Mead in September

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 24 August 2020

COVID-safe live outdoor music events are lined-up and scheduled to take place from the bandstand in Hinckley’s Argents Mead park for every Saturday this September, starting from 5 September.

Hinckley town signage (Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council officially confirmed the news regarding the performances going ahead just three days ago.

The live outdoor musical performances will be free of charge to attend, with no prior booking required.

Event Stewards will attend the weekly Saturday events to ensure that social distancing measures are followed by attendees.

Attendees planning to watch need to be standing or sitting with other members of their own household.

Track and trace information sheets will be required to be filled out, and hand sanitising stations will be installed inside of the Mead, so that visitors can sanitise their hands.

Additional guidelines will be featured on promotional event posters around the park.

Each live music performances will start from 1pm to 3pm.

The full line-up for the September event is as follows:

  • Saturday 5 September – The Impact Steel Band
  • Saturday 12 September – WMD
  • Saturday 19 September – The Sounds of Swing
  • Saturday 26 September – Out of Gas

Executive Member for Town Centres, Councillor Keith Nicholls, said: “After this year, it’s encouraging to see some much missed events beginning to return in a small and COVID-secure way to our town centre this September.

“It’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

“Why not come along and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there.”

The Impact Steel Band, who are hosting the first event are bringing a ‘taste of the Caribbean’ to Hinckley’s Argent’s Mead park. They will play calypso, classical, pop, reggae, and jazz songs.

The second week’s performers, WMD, will perform on a wide variety of Sixties’ artists hits, covering tracks originally performed by The Bee Gees, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Beatles, just to name a few.

‘The Sounds of Swing’ lined up for the third week will perform Rat Pack classic tracks from ‘Old Blue Eyes’ Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr, and many, many more.

On the final week, in a similar fashion to the previous week, ‘Out of Gas’ will also perform popular tracks from the sixties too.

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