Mansfield’s Berry Hill Park rewinds clock for Legends in the Park concert

PARTYGOERS will re-wind the clock on Saturday as Mansfield’s Berry Hill Park hosts the Back to the 60s and 70s Legends in the Park concert.

The park will be transformed into an open air auditorium for the six-hour music extravaganza featuring live tributes to the Kinks, Queen, Dusty Springfield and Motown.

Legends in the Park is the second major event to take place at the historic site - which has undergone a major clean up by Mansfield Rotary Club, supported by Chad - this summer.

In June, more than 1,800 braved torrential rain and blustery conditions for a family fun day - and organisers say they are hopeful music lovers will flock to the park in their droves on Saturday.

Ticket sales are being limited to 1,100 to meet licensing issues, but there are still some on sale - although organisers are urging folk to buy in advance.

Said organiser, Rotn Stewart Rickersey: “Everybody in the Rotary Club is looking forward to a good weekend.

“We were all disappointed on 12th June with the rain, but we all have our fingers crossed that the weather forecast - which is very good - holds true.

“If it does, then 1,100 people will have a cracking night.”

The spruced up bandstand will be the focal point of the concert - rocking to the sounds of Freddie Mercury tribute act Bruce Game, Tina Oberman as Dusty Springfield, the Kinx paying homage to the Kinks and Motown Sound.

“The bandstand will be used to its full extent,” added Mr Rickersey. “Several thousands of pounds will be raised for the benefit of Berry Hill Park. People have been staggering with their support and that continues.”

Partygoers are encouraged to take along their own food and refreshments - but due to licensing conditions cannot take along alcohol into the park.

Glass bottles or containers are also banned from the park during the concert, but organisers say ticket holders will be able to buy alcohol from a licensed bar in the ‘arena’ area

Tickets bought before Saturday cost £12 via See Tickets on 0871 231 0829 or from Chad receptions and Martin Wilkinson Jewellers on Queen Street.

Gates will be open on the day at 4pm and admission on the gate is £15.