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Summer Sounds is back . . so Take That picnic along to Ilkeston ‘Glasto’

Music lovers who missed out on Glastonbury will be doing a double take in Erewash this July – as Take That, Kylie and Marti Pellow star in Ilkeston’s answer to the Worthy Farm extravaganza.

The annual free Summer Sounds festival in Victoria Park features a top line-up of tribute acts. Families are invited to bring picnics for what promises to be pop-tastic day out on Sunday, 23 July.

There will be stalls and fun for all the kids with a special guest star – Jolly Jingles the clown. Face painting is available for £5.

The festival between 3pm and 7pm is centred on the iconic bandstand and will be opened by new Mayor of Erewash Cllr Frank Phillips and his wife Pamela.

Gary Barlow lookalike Dean Barratt and his Take@That gang are the day’s headliners – and have become regulars at Summer Sounds. He said: “It’s great to be back again.”

The boys will take the stage at 6pm following Kylie at 5:10pm and “Marti Pellow” at 4:10pm. Erewash council Deputy Leader Cllr Becca Everett, Lead Member for Community Engagement, joked:

          “Hopefully it won’t be wet, wet, wet and families can soak up the sun on what will be a fabulous afternoon of entertainment.”

The event is celebrating its 13th year and concertgoers are urged to get there early if they want to bag a place near the front. The music will begin at 3.10pm with a rock n roll show featuring Alan Becks.

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