June 9, 2011 1.05 pm This story is over 153 months old

Arboretum to host free weekend concert

Band stand: City of Lincoln Band will host a free concert at the weekend at Lincoln’s Arboretum.

The bandstand in Lincoln’s Arboretum

Music lovers can enjoy a free concert by the City of Lincoln Band at Lincoln’s Arboretum on Sunday, June 12.

The group will be performing in the bandstand from 2-4pm, playing an eclectic mix of music ranging from traditional brass numbers to modern pop classics.

The last time the band played at the Arboretum was in 2003 when it re-opened after a £3 million investment to refurbish it.

Bandstands were incredibly popular in their Victorian heyday. A crowd of over 10,000 people are said to have attended the opening of the Arboretum bandstand in 1884. During the 1890s the park attracted over 40,000 visitors to open air concerts.

Ken Windmill, Musical Director for the City of Lincoln Band, said: “We’ll be performing a really broad range of music to the public on Sunday. Our play list includes songs from West End shows, some modern numbers by artists like Robbie Williams and, of course, we couldn’t not play a few classic brass band songs too.”

Caroline Pritchard, Community Services Manager at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “It has been far too long since the sounds of the City of Lincoln Band graced the Arboretum and we’re really hoping the people of Lincoln come out to support this free event and enjoy all that the park has to offer.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Lincolnian