THE big clean-up is under way after the success of the Concerts in the Park weekend.
A team of Kirklees Council staff were hard at work yesterday in Greenhead Park after an estimated 20,000 music lovers descended on the venue for two huge concerts.
And behind the scenes, councillors and civic officials were getting ready to meet another challenge: “Follow that”.
Council leader Robert Light pledged at the weekend that there would be another double-header concert next year – but Greenhead Park is out of the equation.
The Victorian park is to shortly undergo a £5m regeneration scheme, which will see it restored to its former glory, including a new lake and the repairs of the glass conservatory.
St George’s Square – which hosted last year’s double concert – is also currently the scene of a major restoration and could also be out of use for a major concert.
But Clr Light, upbeat after the success of the Proms concert on Saturday, featuring Huddersfield Choral Society, and Sunday’s pop gig, headlined by Guillemots, is determined.
“The feedback we have had since the weekend has been very positive and people generally seemed to enjoy the events.
Everyone I have spoken to wants to know what we are going to do next and we have to make sure we deliver.
“We know we cannot look at the easy option of a return to the park, so over the next few weeks and months we will look at every option for bringing more top names to Huddersfield”.
The stage used for the concerts is being dismantled and the council’s leisure services staff will move in later this week to repair the grassed area left muddy and damaged by the thousands of concert-goers.
To view more pictures of the events and to watch videos of performances go to the videos and photos section on this website.