Radio 2 In The Park – 2013

For me this was the best ever BBC Radio 2 in the Park I’ve been to…probably because the line-up was an excellent eclectic mix and I really loved most of them.

All our guests enjoyed the lively up-beat performances by Jessie J, Jamie Cullum, James Blunt, Manic Street Preachers, Simple Minds, and Texas who all produced great numbers from their back-catalogues. Our hospitality providers also served up a sumptuous lunch and delightful snacks.  There was an endless supply of Pimms and Wine but most of our guests went for the hot tea and coffee!

My personal favourites were Josh Groban and Smokey Robinson. Josh’s haunting wonderful voice sent tingles on the back of my neck, particularly with his haunting rendition of Stevie Wonder’s ‘I Believe When I Fall In Love (It Will be Forever).  The headline act, Smokey Robinson, also showed that Motown still retains its magical quality. He completely blew us all away with his emotional reworking of Ooh Baby Baby and Tracks of My Tears. What a legend!

Again, the weather was kind to us – only a few odd showers that did not really rain on our parade!

A collection from the photo gallery…

Patricia, Sara, & Paul

Patricia, Sara, & Paul

Patricia & Me_Radio 2 In The Park

Patricia & Me – Radio 2 In The Park

Jo, Patricia and David...a small shower between the acts!

Jo, David and Patricia…a small shower between the acts!

Elaine Page & Me_Radio 2 InThe Park
Elaine Page & Me

Lunch time in the VIP Marquee

Lunch time in the VIP Marquee