Summer 2018 Festivals Remembered

In these grey, cold and damp early days of 2019 it’s nice to remember the warm sunny days of last summer – a summer which seemed to go on for ever, and one that had us all complaining about the heat.

And last summer I was fortunate enough to play at four excellent and varied festivals: There was ShyneFest in June, Woking’s Party in the Park in July, Weyfest in August and finally Woking Food Festival in September. All were great experiences, and all were very different.

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Busking at Woking Party in the Park 2016

Graham Armfield busking at Woking Party in the Park 2015
Graham Armfield busking at Woking Party in the Park 2015

I’m honoured to have been asked back to do some busking at Woking’s popular Party in the Park on Saturday 9th July.

If you’ve not been to Party in the Park before it’s a great event – not just a wide variety of music, but food stalls, fairground attractions. There are also plenty of things for kids to do as well. And it’s all free!

It takes place in Woking Park, just south of Woking town centre and close to the Leisure Centre. The party kicks of at 12:00 noon, and finishes at 9pm.

I’ve currently no idea what time I’m going to be playing, or where in the park, but I’ll post on that when I know more. You can bet it won’t just be me busking though, there are loads of great musicians in the Woking area – of all different styles.

So why not pop along and have a great time. And let’s pray for good weather like last year.

The formal address for Woking Park is: Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9BA and there’s more information on the Celebrate Woking website.

Playing at Woking Party in the Park 2015

Through my involvement with the Phoenix Cultural Centre in Woking, I was given the opportunity to do some busking in Woking Park during the annual Party in the Park event.

Along with other musicians I played at two different locations within the park, the best being on the way towards the leisure centre, by the duck pond.

Woking crowds aren’t as used to live music as they would be in Guildford, but it was great to see a positive reaction fro people walking past.

Here are a couple of videos from the day.