As the stage starts to come down, the park returns to normal, I’ve been reflecting on what happened this weekend and the whole team is still in a state of excitement, a state of excitement that can only be reached when you’ve shared something special with thousands of other people. You, our audience, were the true stars of the show, turning up in your thousands to support our independently organised concerts and having a great time with your fellow music lovers.
I’m hearing some great stories too about young music fans experiencing their first live concert with us, to people choosing to celebrate wedding anniversaries and birthdays at our event. It’s stories like these that make it all worthwhile. As Tom Jones said to the audience on Sunday night: “The reason we do what we do is because of people like you.”
We started planning for this year’s event over 12 months ago and we always knew it would take some doing. We had new things we wanted to try and things we were asked to improve upon. We hope we did that.
From Dizzee Rascal kicking things off on Friday, to our 20th Proms on Saturday, and then on to seeing Tom Jones, right there – in front of us, entertaining thousands of people in our beautiful Bedford Park, there were times when even we, those who’d been planning this event had to pinch ourselves.
There is a long list of people who need to be thanked for their support in getting this event organised. A list that is too long to add here, but I’m sure you’ll join me in showing your appreciation for all their hard work, professionalism, passion and care in getting the Bedford Park Summer Concert Series organised.
I am so proud to be a Bedfordian. These concerts are my way of showing the rest of the UK, no the rest of the world, that great things can happen here. We’re an independent company and we hope that we don’t just entertain but we also inspire.
Early plans for our 2017 concert series are already underway, and we hope you will join us for what we hope will be another incredible weekend for Bedford and beyond. More details on that will be announced soon.
For now though, thank you for supporting our event, it was great to share the experience with you all.
Director, LPH Concerts