Picnic in the Park
Sunday 3rd July 2022 : Midday – 5pm
Picnic in the Park is our traditional start to the Festival week. It’s a chance for the community to get together in the beautiful surroundings of Hillworth Park. We have top quality music, stalls and a bar. You can also buy snacks, ice-creams and hot drinks from the café on the park. Bring your friends and a picnic, and join us for the perfect Sunday afternoon.
Trevor Babajack Steger:
Founder member and co-song writer of the Multi-award winning band ‘Babajack’ brought Steger to the forefront of the British Blues scene where he has been nominated numerous times for Best Harmonica Player along with Best Album and Song in the British Blues Awards. Trevor now steps out on his own to perform his own brand of Blues, drawing from his love of early rural blues, punk and world music. Using slide guitar, harp and stomp box to create his unique sound which is both exciting and real.
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Mozzle Brocha plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central- and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of violin, trumpet, guitar and percussion.
Time: 13:20 – 14:20
East of Eden
Rich compelling melodies and tight, driving rhythm, East of Eden take tunes and songs from eastern European folk traditions and present them in a lively and accessible form. Thier distinctive melodies played on saxophone/flute and laud/mandolin are woven with classically rooted violin harmonies and underpinned by an energetic rhythm section of guitar, bass and djembe.
Time: 14:40 – 15: 40
Otto & The Mutapa Calling
This band play music that is full of energy and pulsating rhythms. The music shares the rich cultures, histories and stories of the people of southern Africa. Let these London based marimba players bring their joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, including folk songs, original songs and popular covers from the southern part of Africa to brighten your weekend.
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Rose Popay is The Art Tart: You’ll find the Art Tart anywhere from lavish parties to street corners, injecting humour through on the spot quick draw naughty portraits. Now she’s at Picnic. Take five minutes out of your day and take home a portrait like no other. Let the Art Tart literally undressed you with her eyes and her sharpie!
Out and about in the Park all day!
Look out for our pop up Carnival Camp. With just a week to go we’ll be making sure you have no excuse for not being part of the Carnival event. Come and help make something amazing, no previous skills needed, all materials provided. Suitable for all ages. Join us from 12:00 until 17:00
Picnic in the Park is our traditional start to the Festival week. It’s a chance for the community to get together in the beautiful surroundings of Hillworth Park. We have top quality music, stalls and a bar. You can also buy snacks, ice-creams and hot drinks from the café on the park. Bring your friends and a picnic, and join us for the perfect Sunday afternoon. Please follow guidelines given to you by our Festival Makers to ensure this event is safe for everyone.
Hillworth Park can be found off Queen’s Road in Devizes. Click here to find directions on Google Maps or to find out about how to get there browse the park’s website. The park hosts a cafe serving snacks and hot drinks and has fully accessible toilet facilities.
There is a small amount of parking and nearby roadside parking on Queens Road. For Sat Navs use SN10 5HR