Next July (23 and 24) the family friendly annual music festival Marvellous will be making its way to Dinton Pastures Country Park in Hurst for a weekend of live music.
The event, which was previously held at Wellington Country Park, will take place on the former Hurst Golf Course and will feature a variety of covers bands as well as a funfair, big kid’s village, food and drink stalls and an area for camping. The line-up is yet to be decided but in previous years has included music from ABBA, The Beatles, Coldplay, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Oasis, Rod Stewart, Take That and U2.
Cllr Philip Houldsworth, deputy executive member for environment, said: “As a result of the Dinton Pastures consultation earlier in the year, we have been exploring hosting a variety of events at the country park and I am pleased to announce that the first event to take place is the popular, family friendly, Marvellous annual music festival.
“I hope many Wokingham Borough residents will come along, enjoy some live music and have fun in the beautiful surroundings of Dinton Pastures Country Park.”
Following the Dinton Pastures consultation in January; 1,107 people (26 per cent) said they would like to see the country park used to host events (such as carnivals and festivals) and 854 people (20 per cent) said they would like to see live music.
Peter Lincoln, Marvellous Festival director, said: “Marvellous is a very special brand of family entertainment, unique in its approach to the festival experience. We are delighted to bring it to Dinton Pastures, and look forward to welcoming new customers into the fold, and to exploring the range of new opportunities that the move presents.”
Visit the Marvellous Festival website for more information.