Western Park 2016

Western Park Festival 2016

This year’s music festival held on Western Park took place on Saturday 9th July 2016.

MIL’s media team was there to bring you pictures of artists and bands that played.

Photographs from Pascal Pereira and Kevin Gaughan.

Western Park was the setting for the annual festival of live music in which many of the acts were from the local area.  The weather seems to have been less kind this year; as Keith Jobey told us “I was watching The Lost Future playing on the main stage before the gust of wind took out the sound desk gazebo and lifted the front half of the main stage. ” Rain in the morning might have softened the ground, we suspect.

The event at Western Park offered much more than just music; there were activities for children and wide range of sides shows and things to do for all the family. Our interest was of course the music. This was the fifth year of the festival.

Scroll down for a complete list of the acts that performed.

Idle Empire at Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Idle Empire at Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Idle Empire performed at this year’s Riverside Festival in June.

Idle Empire playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Idle Empire playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Siobhan Mazzie is well known as a solo singer and songwriter; she also has her own band.

Siobhan Mazzei and her band at Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Siobhan Mazzei and her band at Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Siobhan Mazzei appeared at The Music Cafe in May 2016.

Siobhan Mazzei playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Siobhan Mazzei playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

No More Heroes is a well known band from Leicester.

No More Heroes at Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

No More Heroes at Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

The whiskey Rebellion was a band we saw recently at The Shed, we reported in our July round-up.

The Whiskey Rebellion at Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

The Whiskey Rebellion at Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

The band includes an accordian player.

The Whiskey Rebellion playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

The Whiskey Rebellion playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Before The Crash is another popular Leicester band that we have covered before in this magazine.

Before The Crash at Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Before The Crash at Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Before The Crash playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Before The Crash playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Elysian is a duo we saw recently at The Soundhouse; we mentioned them in our round-up of music in July.

Elysian at Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Elysian at Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Elysian playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Elysian playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Homeless Shakespeare

Homeless Shakespeare playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Homeless Shakespeare playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Singer and songwriter Joe Doyle.

John Fryer is a local singer who has been performing for many years.

John Fryer at Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

John Fryer at Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

The Bella Tones performed. They were on the programme of the Oxjam festival in 2015.

The Bella Tones playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

The Bella Tones playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Marika Ling is a solo artist

Marika Ling playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Marika Ling playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Marika has wokred with produced Richard Frost to release her current single Tears; she was born in Wolverhampton.

French Leave

The drummer from French Leave playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

The drummer from French Leave playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Daz Lynch at Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

Daz Lynch at Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan.

playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

 

The Lost Future at Western Park Festival 2016. Photo Keith Jobey.

The Lost Future at Western Park Festival 2016.
Photo Keith Jobey.

See all Kevin Gaughan’s photos from the festival:

From Western Park Festival, Leicester, 09/07/16

List of bands and artists that performed, as given on Facebook

The Bandstand

1205 – 1220 Homeless Shakespeare
1245 – 1300 John Fryer
1325 – 1340 Elsyian Duo
1405 – 1420 Daz Lynch
1450 – 1510 Becky Edwards
1540 – 1600 Missing Mile
1630 – 1650 Idle Empire (acoustic)
1720 – 1740 Jesse Wright
1810 – 1830 Greg Poole
1905 – 1925 Rhett Barrow

The Mainstage

1100 – 1125 The Lost Future
1140 – 1205 Before the Crash
1220 – 1245 GrayStarr
1300 – 1325 No More Heroes
1340 – 1405 Marika Ling
1420 – 1450 The Bellatones
1510 – 1540 Siobhan Mazzei band
1600 – 1630 French Leave
1650 – 1720 Whiskey Rebellion
1740 – 1810 The Lids
1830 – 1905 The Mixtones
1925 – 2000 OBS Winner – Idle Empire

 

See photos from the Western Park festival in 2015.

Check out our listing of all music festival in the local area.

See also:

Our round-up of live music in July.

Our round-up of live music in June.

Our feature article on music media.