Sunday 7th July 2019

2pm until 7pm

Gates Open at 1pm

Music in the Park 2019 has now sold out!

Many thanks for your loyal support and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday. Gates open at 1pm for everyone to secure their perfect spot.

We are really sorry if you missed out. There will be an extremely small number of tickets for sale on the day. They will be on sale at 1pm at the Bowls Pavilion entrance to the park, they are expected to sell out very quickly.

You can find out more information about the event day here.

About Music in the Park

Music in the Park has been held annually in Belle Vue Park for 11 years. It's one of the most popular open-air events in the Penarth calendar! There are a some changes this year to account for the increasing size, populatory and costs involved organising and running the event. See the FAQ for more information on the changes this year. 

  • Advance tickets are required - The tickets are free for children and £5 per adult (16+) plus 33p booking fee. This covers the ever growing cost of the event such as rental of toilets, stage, park clean up, security and more. You can purchase tickets here.
  • Food / Drink - Everyone is encouraged to bring their own picnics, if needed. There will be NO hot food stalls in the park. Friends of Belle Vue will be selling a small selection of soft drinks, tea/coffee and snacks in the bowls Pavilion.
  • See the FAQ for more information.

Of course, its all about the Music! You should expect to see our exceptionally talented local bands playing non-stop from 2pm until 7pm. Music in the Park is one of many events organised by Friends of Belle Vue (FOBV). FOBV is a small, but dedicated, group of volunteers who work all year around to improve the park and arrange community focused, not for profit, events. You can find out more about FOBV here.

We are seeking additional volunteers to help us organise and run events throughout the year, including Music in the Park 2019. If you have any spare time to help your local community, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch via one of the social media channels above or email us directly at  

Event Day

Below are the most important things you need to know about Music in the Park 2019:

  • Park Opening: Gates will be open from 1pm for Ticket Holders to secure their perfect spot. Prior to 1pm the park is closed so everything can be safely set up prior to the start of event.

  • Getting Around: There are a number of changes the usual entry and exit points in the Park as per the map below. The entry points for advance ticket holders are the gates opposite Albert Road Methodist Church or St Augustine’s Church. The gate on Albert Crescent, near the Bowls Pavilion is reserved for the bands and the very small number of tickets available for sale on the day. The gate on Belle Vue Terrace is for exit only and the gate nearest Albert Road School will be locked for the entire event.

  • Ticket scanning: If you have access to the tickets on your smartphone or tablet, you don’t need to print the tickets. If you are using electronic tickets, please have the ticket open and your screen brightness set to maximum as you approach the park gates.

  • Re-entry: You can leave the event but if you would like to return, please get your hands stamped by one of our volunteers before leaving the event.

  • Programmes: Programmes are available on the day and have details of the line up, some amazing competitions and lots of information about our proud local sponsors!

  • Food: As we’re going back to our roots this year there won’t be any hot food, so please remember to bring what you need. There will be small selection of hot, cold drinks and snacks available in the bowls pavilion and you’ll find an ice cream and a slushie stand in the park near the flagpole.

  • Kids: We are really fortunate to have a Playworker team from Vale of Glamorgan Council coming along to do festival crafts with the kids and they’ll have a selection of outdoor games (please note that children must be accompanied at all times). For the ultimate festival look, you’ll find facepainting and bio-degradable glitter stand on the edge of the playground,

  • Bowls: Open to all, the Bowling Club are doing their target bowls session. It’s great fun and as always there’ll be a prize on offer!

  • Reducing Waste: Please support us in minimising the waste from this years Music in the Park!

    • Love the Park, Leave no trace - take your litter home or use the dedicated recycling bins throughout the park
    • Water - The park has been lucky enough to have a water fountain for a number of years, please bring your refillable water bottles or cups along
    • Competition - There’s a recycling competition to enter in the programme, with a great prize to win!
  • Alcohol: There are no specific restrictions on the consumption of alcohol at Belle Vue Park however BUT can we remind you to please drink responsibility and consider this is family oriented event. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

  • Dogs: Music in the Park is not a suitable venue for Dogs or other domestic animals. Pets will not be permitted to enter Music in the Park 2019.


Line Up

Music in the Park 2019 features a fantastic variety of exceptional and popular local talent! Here is the current set list:


Cheatin Hearts - The Cheatin’ Hearts are veterans of Penarth’s live music scene. The band are best known for playing a mix of old and new Country songs by artists like Laura Cantrell, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. They also do a mean cover of The Undertones’ Teenage Kicks! Find them on Facebook @Cheatinheartstrio


Maddy Carver – Penarth-based singer and songwriter. Maddy composes, performs and records many of her own songs as well as cover songs from a range of styles and genres. Not to be missed!


Karmen Field – Karmen Field began back in 2016. Lovers of heavy psychedelic rock and the timeless sounds of the 70s and 80s. Constantly creative we have written songs about space travel, wondering cowboys, and our political opinions.


Little Rock – The duo Geoff Scott and Joan Hoctor perform an eclectic mix of Blue's, folk, rock, pop and country. Little Rock formed last year following a few beers at a summer party in Penarth! Since the first song they jammed together they knew they had to do more, we hope you like it!


The Snorklers - A local favorite who have have appeared in 10 out of the 11 last Belle Vue Park festivals! Never knowingly over rehearsed, playing most of the right notes in mostly the right order - a real crowd pleaser.


Bobbie-Jo and the Knock – Bobbie Jo & The Knock deliver mellow, funky, smooth raw vibrations that aim to communicate with audiences, whilst offering good quality entertainment. The band has developed a quirky response to the songs of truly amazing musicians such as: Sade, Nina Simone, Carly Simon and Stevie Wonder. For Music in the Park 2019 they will be joined by the talented Penarth based singer-songwriter, Simon Buck.


The Woods - Penarth based band, The Woods hail from the wealth of musical talent that Penarth has to offer. With a repertoire including tried and tested classics from The Beatles and Rolling Stones to the latest rock & pop tunes from The Kings of Leon and The Vaccines, The Woods have firmly established themselves as one of the most popular cover bands in the area.


 Grooveline - the finale with classic songs from Heatwave, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, O'Jays, Sam & Dave.


  • Why are tickets required for entry?

    The increase in event management and health & safety requirements of Music in the Park has meant the format of previous years wasn’t sustainable and in order for the event to continue, it needed to change. The Friends of Belle Vue Park is a registered charity (No:1109145) whose purpose is to help improve the park, promote use of the park and put on events for the benefit of the community. The committee are a small group of volunteers who give up their own time to arrange Music in the Park and the other events we do, as well as improve the quality of the park such as painting the railings.

    The event has, in recent years, attracted around 2,000 people over the day. We have a duty, when we put on events, to ensure we comply with health & safety requirements to ensure that people can safely enjoy the event.

    This is a big event and there are significant costs involved in hosting Music in the Park which include insurance, rental of stage & sound, security team and toilets, and purchasing signs and printing. Sadly, due to budget constraints, the help traditionally provided by the Vale of Glamorgan Council towards event costs has been cut. Without this help or the stall fees, we had to ensure costs would be covered and so decided that the best way would be to charge a small entrance fee for adults. We appreciate this is a change to the event but at the price of just 2 cups of coffee for a whole afternoon of music, we think that’s really good value and remember, kids go free!

    The funds raised from ticket sales all go towards the cost of putting on Music in the Park. In the unlikely event of any surplus these will be used for other events and activities for the whole community to enjoy.

    Thank you for your support and understanding!

  • How much are the tickets and who needs them?

    Tickets are £5 plus 33p booking fee for Adults 16+ years old. Tickets are also required for children from 3-15 years old but there is no charge. No ticket is required for children under 3. A maximum of 6 tickets can be booked per person.

  • Can I purchase food and drink on the day?

    As we're going back to our roots this year, there will be no hot food stalls in the Park for Music in the Park 2019. Instead, everyone is encouraged to bring their own picnics, if needed. Friends of Belle Vue will be selling a small selection of soft drinks, tea/coffee and snacks in the bowls Pavilion. There will also be ice cream and slushies!

  • Can I use the park on the day of the event without a ticket?

    The park will be closed on the day of event to ticket holders only and will not reopen to the public until the following morning. The Music starts at 2pm, gates will be open for 1pm.

  • Can I consume alcohol at Music in the Park?

    There are currently no specific restrictions on the consumption of alcohol at Belle Vue Park for Music in the Park BUT can we remind you to please drink responsibility and consider this is family oriented event.

  • Can I re-enter the Park after leaving?

    Anyone wanting to leave and re-enter the park during the event will need to ensure they get their hand stamped upon exit.

  • Event Cancellation

    In the event of cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control, refunds will be available on request.

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