All the info you need is below. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us.
West End Park
is, of course, young bands night organised again by Tom Harlock.
we have the parade with classic cars, walkers and floats. This year we continue with the shorter parade route but the colour and spectacle will, I am assured, be as good as ever.
After the parade there will be presentations on the stage for the parade and fancy dress and after this there are dance acts and a variety of musical styles culminating with COLDPLACE.
The Parade and the Fancy Dress this year will have the theme of "Space Travel and Aliens" in part to commemorate 50 years since the first moon landing (although I don't recall them finding "Aliens").
Sunday's “Picnic in the Park” is its usual laid back self with some diverse musical acts.
Your compere for the weekend will again be the ever popular Gary Tustin.
Away from the stage Saturday will also have the Lions Gala in the Park as well as fairground rides and Kirby's Kastles over the weekend and, on Sunday, children’s entertainment and once again a dog show.
From all the Committee, I would like to thank everyone involved with the festival and wish all of you a fantastic weekend.
Food info here.
How to find us
Directions from Cambridge and Chatteris
Take the A141 towards March and at the Mill Hill roundabout take the 3rd exit to March South (Wimblington Road). Follow this road which will continue into the High Street and past the Oliver Cromwell Hotel (on your left). Shortly after this you will reach a mini roundabout, where you turn left into Burrowmoor Road. Immediately take the first turn right (past the Police Station on your Left) into City Road and then follow the road (Brewin Chase) to the left of the City Road car park. This access road leads to West End Park, the Library car park and George Campbell Leisure Centre.
Directions from Peterborough and Guyhirn.
Take the A141 towards March, through Rings End, past Cobblestones and over the railway bridge. Take the 3rd exit at the next roundabout to continue on the A141. Take the first turning on the left into Gaul Road and at the end of this road turn left into Burrowmoor Road. Pass the Police Station and immediately take the turning on your left into City Road and then follow the road (Brewin Chase) to the left of the car park. This access road leads to West End Park, the Library car park and George Campbell Leisure Centre.
PUBLIC TOILETS are just before City Road car-park and near the bridge in the town centre. They will be used by large numbers of people during the weekend, and though they will be checked and cleaned regularly, please help others by leaving them as you found them and letting us know if they need attention.
FIRST AID - Members of St John’s Ambulance will be present throughout the weekend. In the event of need for first aid, make your own way to the First Aid Point or contact a steward (in a yellow jacket) who will summon first-aid assistance.
LOST CHILDREN – Please keep your child/ren with you. Lost children should be reported to the steward team. Any young child found wandering will be taken to the Control/Information Caravan.
LOST PROPERTY - If you should lose or find any articles during the event, go to the Control /Information Caravan or see a steward. Property not returned during the weekend will be itemised on our facebook page on Monday morning and taken to the Town Hall on Tuesday.
LITTER - it takes a lot of time to clear the site of all the litter left. Please take your litter home with you or put it in the bins around the site.
GLASS – we discourage the use and sale of glass items on the site, but if you do have glass bottles please dispose of them carefully. Also be aware that whilst the park is kept tidy, small fragments of glass could still be hidden in the grass and avoid walking bare-foot.
FIRES AND BARBEQUES – are not permitted on West End Park - They cause a nuisance to other park users.
PARKING - There is no parking on West End Park, please use City Road and other town car parks.
DEHYDRATION & DRINK - If the weather is hot, make sure you don’t become dehydrated. Drink plenty of water or soft drinks. A tap is available on site if you need to get water. Remember alcohol has a dehydrating affect and whilst drinking is allowed in the public space that is the park during the hours of the Festival, it is not at other times, or at any time in public around the town. Also IF YOU DRINK ALCOHOL, DON'T DRIVE home. There will be large police presence each evening. Take a taxi or walk home instead.
DRUGS, HARD OR SOFT, are no more legal at the Festival than they are anywhere else - the same penalties and risks apply.
LEAVING THE SITE – Music will finish by 10.00pm each evening. Please leave the park quickly and quietly (unless you are staying behind to help us clear up).
Remember - Respect other people, Stay Safe and have fun - help us make the Festival safe and happy for everyone.