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Stansted’s Music in the Park promises to be a “cracking” family day out with everything from music and dancing to glitter and bouncy castles





Stansted’s popular Music in the Park festival is set to return for its 21st year on Saturday (July 6).

The event is run and hosted by Bentfield County Primary School’s parent teacher association (PTA). A programme of musical entertainment, games and food kicks off at 1pm and runs through until 8pm.

Over the years, the festival has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the Rainsford Road primary, funding equipment for its 210 pupils, including specialist items for the 24 children with special needs in its care. Last year’s event raised a record £12,000.

Crowds enjoy live music at Stansted's Music in the Park
Crowds enjoy live music at Stansted's Music in the Park

This year’s music line-up is The Jjarrs, Indigo Star, JDS Acoustic Band, Industrial Language, The Atoms, No Difference and DJ Fran, all of whom perform for free.

There will be a barbecue, coffee bar and two ice cream vans, face painting and a glitter bar, and a host of games and inflatables for children of all ages. A new attraction this year is a football target game with a top prize of a place at a Football Fun Factory camp.

Marshall Fire Ltd, of Takeley, is new to sponsoring the event this year. Managing director Steve Marshall, who two of his three daughters attend the school, said: “We take great pride in being part of the positive and nurturing community at Bentfield. This partnership aligns perfectly with our values of supporting local initiatives and we’re delighted to see Bentfield Primary’s dedication to their pupils.”

Bentfield Primary School, Stansted. Music in the Park returns after a 2 year break caused by the pandemic. .Pic: Vikki Lince.
Bentfield Primary School, Stansted. Music in the Park returns after a 2 year break caused by the pandemic. .Pic: Vikki Lince.

Tracy Mutch, co-chair of the PTA’s Music in the Park sub-committee, welcomed their involvement: “Marshall Fire are one of our biggest sponsors this year. Their generosity means a huge amount to us as more of the money raised will be going straight back into the school.

“Money raised by the PTA helps provide the additional funds that are so desperately needed. It’s lovely to be able to have them as part of our school community.”

Tickets for the event can be bought from the school office, the Dog and Duck pub in Lower Street or Intercounty in Cambridge Road.



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