Up and coming Liverpool band to play at Mansfield Woodhouse park

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A free gig by a band that has been billed as their city’s next big thing will take place in Mansfield Woodhouse on Saturday.

Liverpool band The Hummingbirds, who were named ‘Ones to Watch’ at last year’s Liverpool Music Awards, will play in the bandstand at Yeoman Hill Park.

The Hummingbirds, a six-piece skiffle/folk group, are due to release their single Emma on 15th July on CD and download.

The two-hour event starts at 2pm with a performance by musician Ben Haynes, of Ollerton. The Hummingbirds will then perform from about 2.30pm.

The event has been organised is celebration of Yeoman Hill Park nearing the end of a five-month £30,000 refurbishment project, which has seen the park blossom, thanks to a range of improvements.

These include the construction of raised planters and beds, more seating and litter bins, new information boards, a new aerial zip slide and the re-creation of an old stepping stone footpath.

Coun Philip Shields, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “This event provides the ideal opportunity for us to showcase the recent improvements at this park and we hope people will enjoy the new landscaping and facilities here.

“It promises to be a lovely afternoon of music, whatever the weather, so I’d encourage people of all ages to bring a picnic, a blanket or chairs and possibly an umbrella!

“We are hoping to hold regular events like this and would encourage any musicians, bands or choirs who would be interested in performing in our parks to contact us.”