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Medieval castle is perfect backdrop for summer concerts
The sound of music is to return to a Staffordshire town next month when a programme of summer bandstand concerts is performed in the grounds of a medieval castle. The season of live music will be staged on the Victorian bandstand within the delightful Tamworth Castle Grounds. The programme, which is hosted by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts & Events team, will see a number of singers, bands and other artists descend onto the Castle Grounds stage to perform for the town during the summer. This year's musical festival will be opened by The Lost Notes between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 3 July. The 5-piece acoustic folk roots band will perform a collection of folk and country tracks. Further concerts will then take place on an almost weekly basis until the final show on Saturday 11 September. Visitors will be able to watch the concerts free of charge and are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and blankets to relax and enjoy the hoped-for sun.
The Victorian bandstand within Tamworth Castle Grounds
Councillor Robert Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: "We're delighted to see the return of the summer bandstand concerts. Last year was a really difficult and challenging year for everybody with the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all and changing the way we lived our lives. This is the perfect way to celebrate what will hopefully be a much better summer. We'd love to see people come along with their friends and families to have fun and watch the live entertainment on offer with such beautiful, scenic views to take in too." The bandstand concerts are part of a busy number of outdoor events set up by Tamworth Borough Council's Art & Events team. To see the full line-up for 2021, please visit www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/outdoor-events. Visitors are also invited to make a full day out of it by visiting Tamworth Castle at the same time. Visit www.tamworthcastle.co.uk/opening-times-prices to book tickets.
The Lost Notes kick off the summer bandstand concerts on July 3
The full line-up for Summer Bandstand Concerts 2021:
The Lost Notes – Saturday 3rd July – 12:30pm-3:30pm Tamworth Wind band – Saturday 10th July – 12:30pm=3:30pm Comharsa – Saturday 17th July – 12:30pm-3:30pm Amington Band – Saturday 24th July – 12:30pm-3:30pm The Tones – Saturday 31st July – 12:30pm-3:30pm Liquid Brass – Saturday 7th August – 12:30pm-3:30pm 58's Blues Band – Saturday 21st August- 12:30pm-3:30pm Wilnecote St Johns Band – Saturday 28th August – 12:30pm-3:30pm Bryan Brindley & Nikki Rous – Saturday 11th September – 12:30pm-3:30pm
The Castle Kiosk at the bottom of Tamworth Castle is open every day from 10am-4pm for visitors to buy refreshments.