Posted on 27th June 2016
The 4th Burgess Hill Party in the Park took place on Saturday 11th and proved to be more popular than ever as an enormous crowd of music lovers made their way to St Johns Park to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and family fun.
The music started at 12:00pm and was provided by no fewer than EIGHT bands local to the area.
The Burgess Hill Rumblers
Sent Her Mental
Louder Than 10
All gave up their time and energy to play for free and to help raise funds for this year’s charity, the 7th Burgess Hill Scouts group.
As the afternoon progressed more and more people arrived at the park and by 3:00pm, it was starting to get difficult to find a spot to lay down your picnic blanket! The atmosphere was just fantastic, and everyone was really having a great time.
On top of all the great music that was on offer, we were very lucky to manage to secure two fly-bys by The Blades aerobatic team and also the Red Arrows. Both received a huge cheer from the crowds as they streamed across the sky. The influential Burgess Hillian who secured the flyover remains anonymous!
As the afternoon wore on, the heavens opened and we had to quickly cover the stage area with an emergency gazebo – the first time we have had to deploy such a tactic ever! But this didn’t put an end to the party. St Johns Park continued to rock out in the refreshing summer rain right through until the party came to a close at 8:00pm
Even with the rain, we believe that this was probably the best Party in the Park so far and we hope to see everyone again next summer.
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