Countdown is on: Party in the Park set to be the biggest and best yet

Rowetta Satchell

Rowetta Satchell

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THE countdown has begun!

The ever-popular Party in the Park is now less than a week away – and this year ‘It’s Carnival Time!’

The party will return to Ashley Cross Park this August Bank Holiday weekend with a new carnival theme.

The Daily Echo-backed event has a stellar line up, which starts with the international DJs Norman Jay MBE and Jazzie B OBE and Rowetta from Happy Mondays.

In addition there will be local bands performing, including winners of Europe’s best reggae band.

Organisers have also included the best of the local club nights, including Bump N Hustle, purveyors of soulful grooves since 1992, Bar So, and Shake, who recently celebrated their fifth birthday and have a huge following.

There is also The Random Acts Club VIP enclosure with access all areas for £20 per day, including glass of bubbly, or £36 for weekend ticket.

Event organiser Jane Jones said: “I am so thrilled with the way ticket sales are going and with such a fantastic line up we are expecting the event to be the biggest and best yet!”

The event starts from 12pm on Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24.

Tickets can be bought online or from Patricks, Mambo, The Dancing Moose, The Brit pub. See partyintheparkpoole.com.

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4:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

This started off as a freebie - now it has VIP areas. One small per head charge for the fencing/health and safety gnomes I could understand but as for VIP's and elites, forget it. I'll do something else.
This started off as a freebie - now it has VIP areas. One small per head charge for the fencing/health and safety gnomes I could understand but as for VIP's and elites, forget it. I'll do something else. whataboutthat
  • Score: 10

5:33pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Lewcee says...

It should be pointed out that this venue is Ashley Cross Green, or, the Park at Ashley Cross, NOT Poole Park, as the organisers' Web Address would appear to signify. This too, is a public park...how come it can be closed off and ENTRY fees charged? I know that one of the Licensed premises hates this event as they get people who have had one too many at the function & are refused any more - leave the "Party" & pester the staff in this premise for more - resulting in a call to the Police for assistance. The site is too small, right on a busy Trunk Road, etc., etc.. This event results in "collateral damage" on roads away from the event - bus stops, street furniture, gardens, plus the drunken shouting that goes on long after the event has finished - keeping the likes of me and others awake, although we are nearly half-a-mile away. "Ever Popular", my eye...
It should be pointed out that this venue is Ashley Cross Green, or, the Park at Ashley Cross, NOT Poole Park, as the organisers' Web Address would appear to signify. This too, is a public park...how come it can be closed off and ENTRY fees charged? I know that one of the Licensed premises hates this event as they get people who have had one too many at the function & are refused any more - leave the "Party" & pester the staff in this premise for more - resulting in a call to the Police for assistance. The site is too small, right on a busy Trunk Road, etc., etc.. This event results in "collateral damage" on roads away from the event - bus stops, street furniture, gardens, plus the drunken shouting that goes on long after the event has finished - keeping the likes of me and others awake, although we are nearly half-a-mile away. "Ever Popular", my eye... Lewcee
  • Score: 6

6:17pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Derf says...

With the precedent set by the council, park a caravan on the green 2 days before the event and you don't have to pay.
With the precedent set by the council, park a caravan on the green 2 days before the event and you don't have to pay. Derf
  • Score: 6

7:21pm Mon 18 Aug 14

MMM444 says...

Should please all the residents
Should please all the residents MMM444
  • Score: 4

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