TOP British band Guillemots have been revealed as the headline act for this year’s Party In The Park in Huddersfield.
Kirklees Council announced today that it has secured the act to perform at the free June 29 event at Greenhead Park.
Supporting them will be Irish soul act The Script and band Elliot Minor, who originally come from York.
There will also be a Proms in the Park event the day before on June 28, featuring performances from the Orchestra of Opera North and Huddersfield Choral Society. The classical event will be compered by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration.
The events – collectively known as Concerts in the Park – are being sponsored by the Huddersfield Examiner.
They are a follow-up to the hugely successful People’s Prom and People’s Party, which were held in St George’s Square last May to mark the Queen’s visit to Huddersfield.
The Opera North orchestra and the choral society both performed at last year’s proms event, while pop act The Ordinary Boys headlined the People’s Party.
Clr Robert Light, leader of Kirklees Council said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce such a great line-up for the Party in the Park, with acts who are as at home on a major festival stage as they will be in our very own Greenhead Park.
“The fact that such quality bands are playing in Huddersfield demonstrates what a great town it is. I hope that everyone will come along, enjoy the live music and have a good time.”
And Examiner editor Roy Wright said: “The Party in the Park is a fantastic idea and we’re delighted to be associated with it.
“Having The Huddersfield Choral Society and the Guillemots means on two nights will mean there should be something for everyone. It should be a really good weekend for the town.”
Clr Light added that both the concerts are expected to pull in thousands of local people.
“Concerts in the Park looks set to be a live music extravaganza, all for free and on our doorsteps. It’s great that the Examiner is supporting the Concerts in the Park and that they, like the council, recognise the importance of big events like these.”
Entry to both concerts is free – no tickets are required – and party goers are allowed to bring along picnics, drinks and chairs to create a relaxed atmosphere. However, no barbecues or glass will be allowed.
For up to date information about the Concerts in the Park please visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/concerts.