Party in the Park to showcase musical talent

By Lucy Todman | Bishop's Castle | South Shropshire entertainment | Published:

The ninth annual Bishop's Castle Party in the Park takes place on July 21 with a strong musical line-up.

Party in the Park at Bishops Castle

Organised by About Music Project, the aim of the event is to create opportunities for up and coming young musicians in Bishop’s Castle and the surrounding area.

Line-up this year will be Fight the Bear, Nuclear Weasels, Wayne Martin Band, Mollie Ann, Without Warning, Frozen Cabin and Young Braves.

And headlining are The Golden Age of TV.

Pete Carty, chairman said: “The committee are thrilled that The Golden Age of TV are playing this year at Party in the Park.

"They are an alternative indie-pop quintet based in Leeds, they have already made a huge impression with their razor sharp, whip smart and perfectly crafted indie pop.

"With only three singles to their name, they have quickly been turning heads and already gaining support from Radio 1 with Huw Stephens playing every song so far.

"They have received praise from BBC music introducing in West Yorkshire, 6 Music, Radio X as well as performances at Reading and Leeds Festival. The band features Bishop’s Castle musician Sam Carty who also plays with Nuclear Weasels."

As well as the musical entertainment there will be activity workshops for children, a caricaturist, face painting, sweet stall and many other vendors.


There will be plenty of food and drink on offer too with a Vintage Tea Stall, beer tent, freshly made pizzas, a BBQ, vegetarian food and ice creams.

Party in the Park is supporting the 'Drastic on Plastic' campaign this year and doing their bit to cut down on plastics. Custom printed one pint and half pint beakers will be available to purchase on the day.

Pete added: "AMP are encouraging all our traders and visitors to be as environmentally friendly as possible. This means also taking away their rubbish or disposing of it in the big recycling bags provided on site."

Gates open at 11am and the music starts at 12 noon until late. Tickets cost £8 online from or £10 on the gate (under 11’s free).

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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