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Thousands enjoy a Mansfield party

Posted onPosted on 4th Jun

Thousands of people packed into Mansfield town centre for Party in the Market.

It is estimated that more than 5,000 visitors enjoyed entertainment and live music, including an hour dedicated to showcasing local talent.

The event was funded jointly by Mansfield BID and Mansfield District Council, and hosted by Mansfield 103.2 presenters Ian Watkins and John B Tannen, together with local entertainments company CANVAS.

Jay Rowlinson, chief executive of Mansfield BID, said: “Thank you to our sponsors and supporters. We wouldn’t have been able to bring such a tremendous event to our town centre without your help.

“We are determined to improve our local economy and events play such an important part of our strategy to grow a vibrant town and put Mansfield on the map as a place to live work and visit.”

The day began with an opening performance from local busker Wes Dolan, followed by Warren Ireland, Everything Acoustic, and Heidi Fletcher.

A series of tribute bands then kept the crowds entertained.

The line up included Tom Morrison as George Ezra, Kayle Malone as Taylor Swift, local rock group Brotherhood. and Take That tribute Rule the World.

During the afternoon there was also a crowd karaoke, led by world karaoke champion Ellie Butler, supported by Jono Edwards, owner of CANVAS.

Jono said: “Wow, what a day! Thank you so much to everyone who joined the party in the town centre, especially to the thousands who brought their best singing voices on such a glorious fun-filled day.

“It was just great to bring this event back into the heart of Mansfield and to see so many having a ball. It was a fantastic day overall and, as ever, we are proud to have been part of it. Well done Mansfield, when it comes to community spirit, you never let us down.”

Adam Hill, chief executive of the district council, added: “Events such as this demonstrate that when Mansfield district comes together, we can achieve great things and make a day for all to remember.

“The impact of the event on Sunday saw an increase in footfall based on the year before with more than 17,400 visits recorded in the town centre, which is good news for local businesses.”

The main stage was sponsored by A Woodland & Son Flooring Specialists, and the show hosts were sponsored by Toffee Hut.