Mu­sic day hits the right note

Aldershot News & Mail - - FRONT PAGE -

MU­SIC-LOVERS rocked out in Alder­shot town cen­tre as Live Mu­sic Day was boosted by glo­ri­ous weather.

Pop­u­lar lo­ca­tions in the town cen­tre were kit­ted out with stages to al­low a va­ri­ety of mu­sic acts to play in front of shoppers and oth­ers who gath­ered with pic­nics to en­joy the day.

A to­tal of 25 bands, singers, and in­ter­na­tional and acous­tic mu­si­cians were blessed with sun­shine as they treated vis­i­tors to some orig­i­nal songs and cover ver­sions for free.

Last Satur­day stages were set up at the cor­ner be­tween Union Street and Welling­ton Street and in Princes Gar­dens, with the West­gate stage, in­tro­duced for the first time last year, re­turn­ing for 2014.

The event was cre­ated in 2010 as part of the town cen­tre man­age­ment team’s ef­forts to in­crease foot­fall in Alder­shot.

Carla Dale, Alder­shot town cen­tre and cul­tural of­fi­cer, said: “We couldn’t have asked for bet­ter weather, it was gor­geous.

“We had lots of peo­ple turn up to watch and they had a re­ally good time.

“I walked past Princes Gar­dens at one point and there were loads of peo­ple danc­ing.

“I think the bands and the au­di­ence had a blast.”

Fur­ther mu­si­cal events are set to fol­low in Alder­shot, with free con­certs and even an out­door theatre per­for­mance in the Princes Gar­dens band­stand on suc­ces­sive Satur­days through­out Au­gust.

Rush­moor Con­cert Band will play this Satur­day.

In fol­low­ing weeks Bagshot Con­cert Band, a per­for­mance of The Three Musketeers, the Charles Church Cam­ber­ley Band and Alder Val­ley Brass Band will also take to the stage.

All the per­for­mances are from mid­day to 2pm.

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Wints per­forms on the Grainger stage

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Robyn-Mae per­forms on the Band­stand stage.

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Anja McCloskey per­forms on the West­gate stage.

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Phill Aaron per­forms on the West­gate stage.

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