Ashfield District Council’s summer extravaganza event, Ashfield Day on Sutton Lawn, is back with a bang for the second year.

This year’s event will take place on the park on Saturday 5 August from 10.30am and will run into the night, finishing around 10pm.

New to Ashfield Day this year are a range of top end tribute acts, who are guaranteed to entertain the crowds, on stage from 2pm – 10pm, this includes the UK’s best Beyonce tribute act, as well as tributes to Taylor Swift, Take That, Robbie Williams, ABBA, and George Ezra. Closing the stage will be Ibiza Nights, a live 5-piece band with strings and a vocalist, performing classic dance music from David Guetta to Daft Punk.

Elsewhere at the event there will be a huge funfair with rides for children and adults, prize stalls, an armed forces and emergency services area featuring vehicles and interactive stalls. This year event-goers will be able to quench their thirst at one of the two bars serving alcohol and soft drinks, as well as enjoy a meal in the food court which will include catering options for vegetarians and vegans.

At the community performance space, community groups, dance and music schools will have the chance to show off their skills to the audience. A heritage area at the event will showcase the history and culture of Ashfield.

The Council has worked hard to create a new and exciting event line up alongside the return of the ever-popular free open-air cinema which will be showing Matilda the Musical and Whitney Houston: I wanna dance with somebody. Also returning to Ashfield Day will be the market village which saw over 70 stalls last year. Visitors will be able to watch the dog show again, and they can escape the hustle and bustle with free face painting and family activities inside the Feel Good Families community gazebo.

The visitor favourite animal area will be returning with a host of new animal experiences which will be revealed soon.

If any businesses, charities, or community groups are interested in having a stall or attending the event, please follow this link to apply:

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council, said “Last year saw over 12,500 residents attend the event and this year we are hoping to top that amount with our extended offer that has something to suit everyone’s tastes. Ashfield Day is a real celebration of our home and the people that make it. We are so proud to be able to throw such a fabulous event for the residents of Ashfield.”

Cllr Chris Huskinson, Executive Lead for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, said “The Council is committed to hosting fantastic free events for the whole community and Ashfield Day is shaping up to be one of our best events yet. We can’t wait to see everyone there enjoying the event and the lovely surroundings of Sutton Lawn.”

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