A 12-hour pop and rock marathon lit up Long Sutton’s Winfrey Park on Sunday, leaving organisers overjoyed by its success.
p to 1,500 people danced and weaved to guitarists, singers, tribute bands and hardcore rock at the annual Music in the Park event organised by EELS (Events and Entertainment in Long Sutton).
Alongside Wisbech singer-songwriter Tommy Loose, Motown and Northern Soul specialists Motor City Vipers, Peterborough-based soul diva Della and vintage jazz singer Sarah-Jane from Cranwell, visitors could take part in a samba drumming workshop led by Drumcabin of King’s Lynn.
EELS chairman Jack Tyrrell said: “It was very successful and even though we had rain, there was a really good community atmosphere in what I think is a brilliant town.
“The whole point of Music in the Park is to bring the community together and most of the stallholders there were people who live and work in Long Sutton.
“One of the best parts of the day was when a girl called Lauren Quenby who works at Silverwood Tea Rooms offered to sing for us at short notice when one of the bands on our programme couldn’t make it.
The whole point of Music in the Park is to bring the community together in what I think is a brilliant townEELS chairman Jack Tyrrell
“She was brilliant and two bands have invited Lauren to sing with them which very good for her after she stepped in to help us out.”