Rain stays away for the 13th year for one of Saddleworth’s spectacular events!
Favourable Saddleworth weather was the order of the day as 1,200 revellers enjoyed an afternoon and evening of merriment at Delph’s annual Party in the Park knees up. Once again this fabulous event was held at Delph & Dobcross Cricket Club, and this was surely one of the best that the organisers had seen since they started back in 2005.
The line up this year was again first class with the likes of Queen tribute band, Mercury, Malcolm Pitt with the magical sounds of Lionel Ritchie and Danny Lowrie, who is regarded as the best Robbie Williams tribute act in the country, as well as Ska Britannia and top local bands Flatline and Neon.
As always, If all that little lot wasn’t enough, then the evening was rounded off with a Last Night of the Proms finale with a spectacular firework display and a performance by the vocal talents of top tenor Victor Michael much to everyone’s delight.
Mr Phil Beck of the Wake Up Delph Committee said: “A massive thank you to everyone from Delph and elsewhere who helped put this event together. Without them it simply couldn’t happen and a huge thank you must also go to all our sponsors, as well as the groups who booked the Corporate packages and finally the fantastic on going support from the people and families of Delph and surrounding areas who have made this year’s party so very special, and in my opinion possibly the best yet.
We had a superb line up of local and visiting artists who were all, as always, simply brilliant. How do we follow that? Well on the 21st September 2019 we plan to do just that, so watch this space.
Party in the Park is organised every year to raise money towards the Delph Village Christmas Lights and other village community projects.
The Delph Christmas lights will officially get switched on Saturday 1st December starting from 4 pm, so if you would like to see them for yourselves (as well as a chance to see Father Christmas himself and a cracking firework display), then make sure you get along for the fun and festivities.
There will be added entertainment from Delph Band and The Oldham Scottish Pipe Band. During the switch on event hot mulled wine, mince pies and a superb BBQ will be available in the village.
So start your Christmas in Delph this year….See you there!