Party In The Park – History

After ten successive years in Alderley Edge, this fantastic Brass & Beatles event changed location for 24th June 2006 to the beautiful lakeside setting of Poynton Park, and run by Poynton Rotary Club.  The park boasts a picturesque wildlife lake, which provides an ideal backdrop for the stage, fronted by pasture giving a perfect area for picnicking and enjoying a few drinks whilst partying to our fabulous entertainers. In this first year, 2006, the event raised over £15,000 which was distributed to the East Cheshire Hospice, Francis house, the Royal Schools for the Deaf, and many other deserving causes.

Way back our popular music event was called “Brass & Beatles”

On 16th June 2007, the Poynton Rotary Club community event continued in similar format with:

–  The Backbeat Beatles as top of the bill
–  Poynton Brass Band,
–  Stick Control & Ruide Grande (Percussion group),
–  TBC (Singing & dancing group sponsored by Churches Together in Poynton),
–  Miss Lorraine Harris-Roache.

 
 
 

On 21st June 2008, the format continued with:

–  The Backbeat Beatles,
–  Poynton Brass Band,
–  Poynton High School Concert Band,
–  Filip Moniuszco (singer from Poland),
–  Blush (Singing & dancing group sponsored by Churches Together in Poynton),
–  Miss Lorraine Harris-Roache.

 
 
 
 
 

On 13th June 2009, after three successful years featuring ‘The Beatles’ we decided to have a change and chose ABBA Reunion (Abba Tribute Band) partly due to the success of the stage show and film ‘Mamma Mia’.

The line up this year was:
–  Abba Reunion,
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band,
–  Arthur Rigby and the Baskervylles,
–  Harmony Revival Barbershop Singers
–  Miss Lorraine Harris-Roache.

 
 
 
 

Then on 5th June 2010 we built on the success of ABBA Reunion once again, as it was tremendously successful

The line up this year was:

–  Abba Reunion,
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band,
–  Poynton Commodores (Drum and Bugle Corps)
–  Georgia Holland
–  Leroy Lurve and Liberty Free
–  The Haley Faye Band
–  Miss Lorraine Harris-Roache.

 

On 11th June 2011 we switched to a very popular Queen tribute band, and the crowds were once again delighted with the new arrangement.

The line up this year was:

–  Queen Tribute,
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band,
–  Paul Pashley
–  Georgia Holland
–  Leroy Lurve and Liberty Free
–  Miss Lorraine Harris-Roache.

 
 

On 23rd June 2012 we changed the format once again, for more variety.

The line up this year was:

–  Want You Back – Take That Tribute (with dancers & guest singer Leanne Jarvis),
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band,
–  Andy Abraham (represented UK in Eurovision Song Contest in 2006)
–  Georgia Holland
–  Leroy Lurve
–  Patrick James
–  Florence Wadley (soprano)

 
 

Then on 15th June 2013, due to the success of the Take That tribute we re-lived it once again, with different supporting artists

The line up this year was:

–  Want You Back – Take That Tribute (with dancers & guest singer Leanne Jarvis),
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band,
–  Steve Michaels (Soul & Motown singer)
–  Forras Hungarian Folk Dance Group
–  Georgia Holland
–  Leroy Lurve
–  Taylor Giacoma

 
 

On the 14th June 2014, our top of the bill was Navi, the world’s number 1 Michael Jackson Impersonator

The line up this year was:

–  Navi – Michael Jackson Impersonator
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band,
–  Souled as Seen (9 piece party band)
–  Monkey Harris (Poynton’s own 5 piece covers band)
–  Georgia Holland
–  Leroy Lurve
–  Helen England (Soprano)

 
 
 

On the 13th June 2015, we held a musical spectacular covering 6 decades of hit music

The line up this year was:

–  Under the Covers (International Function Band)
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band,
–  Screeming Beavers (one of England’s finest soul bands)
–  Monkey Harris (Poynton’s own 5 piece covers band)
–  Georgia Holland
–  Leroy Lurve
–  Helen England (Soprano)

 

 
 
 

On the 17th June 2017, we held a musical spectacular with the voted best Elvis Impersonator. The weather was perfect – sunny and hot!

The line up this year was:

–  Young talented local performers
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band
–  Monkey Harris (Poynton’s own 5 piece covers band)
–  Gordon Hendricks (as Elvis)
–  Georgia Holland
–  Leroy Lurve

 

 

 

 

On the 16th June 2018, we held the biggest and best, with a larger stage and more live entertainment. Discounts on early ticket purchase.

The line up for this year was:

–  Young talented local performers
–  Vernon Building Society Poynton Brass Band
–  Steve V King (Motown & Soul)
–  Georgia Holland
–  Monkey Harris
–  Tasher Leaper as Madonna
–  Lee Pashley as Robbie Williams
–  Under the Covers (support)
–  Jennifer Lowe
–  Leroy Lurve

 

As a result of the hard work of members of the Poynton Rotary Club, assisted by friends and other organisations, we have helped very many communities, charities and needy causes over the years.

These are just a few that we have been privileged to able to help over recent years:

Senior folk of Poynton with canal trips & seaside trips, Poynton Golden Memories Group, Carers Trust 4 All, the Together Trust, Poynton Dippers, The Mill (Bramhall based Youth Club), Poynton Community Centre, Poynton Heritage Garden, Glastenbury Play Area, Higher Poynton Community Centre,  Contribution towards PHS Minibus, ROC charity at the FUSE, The NW Air Ambulance, The Christie Cancer Hospital, Manchester Children’s Hospital, East Cheshire Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, Wooden Spoon, the children’s Adventure Farm Trust, Beechwood, CRY Cardiac Risk in the young, First Responders, Hollies Play Group, MedEquip 4 Kids, MEND, Poynton Christian Fellowship, Poynton Scouts, Poynton In Bloom, Francis House, Royal Schools for the Deaf,  Alzheimer’s Society Macclesfield.

On top of this, our members, audience and entertainers at Party In The Park had an extremely good time, whatever the weather in June!

This makes it beneficial to everyone.