IT’S time to party in Huddersfield.
Top musical acts will take to the stage in Huddersfield this summer in a special three-day festival in Greenhead Park to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
It marks a return of the hugely-popular shows to Greenhead Park, which has been renovated in a £5m scheme.
Concerts in the Park will begin on Friday, June 8 with a celebration of the 1970s – when the Queen was celebrating 25 years on the throne.
Easy Theatres will perform music by Abba and the Bee Gees in the special one-off show called Thank-you for the Music.
The Orchestra of Opera North will put on a proms concert in the park the following evening, featuring guest solo artists and plenty of opportunities to wave Union flags.
Sunday afternoon will see the return of the Party in the Park pop event.
The annual concert was last held in Huddersfield up to 2008. The event was moved to Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury while Greenhead Park was revamped. It did not take place last year due to budget cuts.
This year’s Party in the Park line-up is yet to be announced but previous concerts have featured line-ups including The Guillemots, The Script and McFly.
And all three events will be free to the public.
Kirklees Council leader Clr Mehboob Khan announced the three-day music festival this morning.
“Concerts in the Park has been created as the centrepiece of our Jubilee celebrations and will be the perfect family weekend, full of live music and entertainment,” he said.
“The concerts are hugely popular with residents and attract thousands of visitors from outside the area too.
“The line-up is looking fantastic and we have some more announcements up our sleeves for coming months, so watch this space!
“This will be the first time that the concerts have been held in Greenhead Park since the renovations and there is no doubt that the crowds will come flocking this June,” he added.