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Bands announced for 'Park Live' festival

Published on 20 May 2011

An exciting line up has been announced for this year’s 'Park Live' music festival which takes place in Telford Town Park on 3 September.

A host of local bands have been selected to play at the festival including:


Bands playing at this year's Park Live
 Indie/Ska band  'Fight The Bear'   Shropshire
 Funk/Rock band  'Mezzotonic'  Shrewsbury
 Rock/Pop  Hill Valley High  Telford
 Alternative/electro/ rock         Give Chase  Telford
 Bluesy acid folk & grunge  Pre-Sleep Monologue  Shropshire
 Rock/ indie/alternative  People are Things                 Shropshire
 Rock / metal    Broken Again  Telford

With seven bands selected, one place remains for a lucky 'wild card' to perform. Five bands are on the shortlist that will be decided in August through a Beacon Radio Listeners vote. The bands include:


Wild card bands
 Grunge / rock  Twisted Species   Telford
 Rock / Indie                             The Poet Dogs     Shrewsbury
 Indie pop / punk   The Making  Newport / Lilleshall
 Ska / punk   Ramblin Goblin                       Telford
 Rock/ grunge/ blues/funk       Tyburn Drop    Telford

This year the event is being supported by local company Keim Mineral Paints based in Donnington Wood.

Now in its third year, Park Live has successfully established itself as a high profile event on the festival calendar. Last year's event attracted almost 6,000 music lovers of all ages who enjoyed a great day out in Telford Town Park.

Fifty two bands applied to play at this year's festival from a range of genres including rock, punk, ska, metal, blues and indie.

Telford & Wrekin Council Arts & Events Officer, Janice Williams, said: "Park Live is an exciting festival that showcases local talent to a wide audience.  We received a really high standard of entries to play at this year's festival and choosing the final line up hasn't been easy. I think the final mix of bands however is really diverse and will be well received by festival goers.

"We would also like to thank Keim Mineral Paints for their support with the festival. It is invaluable to have a local company on board with a high profile event like Park Live".

Ad Morris from the alternative electro band, Give Chase, said: "We are super excited to be playing Park Live. It's been the busiest and biggest year for Give Chase yet and to play back in our home town, at the biggest music event, is ACE! All we can say is BOYS get ready to dance....and GIRLS get ready to MOSH!"

Admission to the festival and all activities are completely free.

For more information visit or contact Janice Williams on 01952 382366.

Keim Mineral Paints Ltd are leading experts in mineral paint, a distinguished exterior and interior paint company specialising in the supply of quality environmentally friendly paints, which are blended and canned in Telford.
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Last updated 20/05/2011

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