Sounds on Sunday return to parks 


Bolton council has arranged a series of brass band concerts this summer around the borough for residents looking to enjoy a lazy sunny Sunday afternoon in the park.

The programme of musical entertainment which runs across the principal parks in Bolton, includes a wide range of bands from the traditional sounds of a brass band to an energetic jazz band.

The concerts will be every Sunday between May and September from 1pm or 2pm until 4pm and will kick off this Sunday 16 May, with Farnworth and Walkden Band performing in Queens Park. This will be the first of many community and family events planned at Queens Park as part of the Heritage Lottery-funded redevelopment of the park and will hopefully attract many people from the surrounding area.

This week’s concert will be followed by performances across the summer in Moss Bank Park, Moses Gate Park, Old Station Park, Smithills Hall and Central Park, Westhoughton.

Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer at Bolton Council commented: “We are committed to encouraging more residents to enjoy Bolton’s beautiful parks and urge everyone to come along and support local talent whilst enjoying a relaxing day out.

“Adults will be able to enjoy the stunning local settings and relax on a sunny Sunday afternoon, whilst children will be able to enjoy our family friendly open spaces and run around to their hearts content. We hope that both Boltonians and visitors to the town will continue to use and appreciate Bolton’s beautiful parks and open spaces.“

Sounds on Sunday Concert Details

16 May, 2-4pm      Farnworth & Walkden Band          Queens Park

30 May, 2-4pm       Eccles Borough Band                   Moss Bank Park

6 June,  1-3pm     Bourbon Street Roof Raisers (Jazz) Queens Park

13 June, 1-3pm      Eagley Brass Band                           Queens Park
13 June,  1-3pm      Bourbon Street Roof Raisers (Jazz)    Queens Park

20 June, 1-3pm      Eagley Brass Band                           Moses Gate Park

4 July,    2-4pm     Rivington & Adlington Brass Band     Moss Bank Park

18 July, 1-3pm    Farnworth & Walkden Band              Moses Gate Park

1 Aug, 2-4pm     Bolton Hoover Band                           Old Station Park

15 Aug, 2-4pm    Boarhurst Band                              Moss Bank Park

29 Aug, 2-4pm    Golborne Brass Band                           Smithills Hall

5 Sept, 2-4pm      Standish Band                                    Central Park

19 Sept, 2-4pm    Eagley Brass Band                           Moss Bank Park




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