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


Client entertaining at BBC Radio 2 In The Park

Most of our guests at the dinner table

Our clients and guests certainly had lots of fun at this year’s Radio 2 In The Park Concert (9 September 2012), aptly described as ‘a pop festival in a day’. There was a strong line up of acts appealing to all tastes and ages.  My personal favourites were Emile Sande, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, The Average White Band and legendary rockers Status Quo.  

Emeli Sandé on stage

Of course, some of our guests (who shall remain nameless) were ‘wowed’ by Jessie J and the the headline act, Sir Tom Jones – it’s all a matter of personal taste!

We were all really impressed by the tasty food in our VIP tent and the endless flow of Pimms – as evidenced in this shot below

Victor and Patricia with Pimms in hand (x2)

Some of us loved the opportunity to talk and have our pictures taken with many Radio 2 celebrities, as shown below:

Ken Bruce and me...

Jeremy Vine and Me

I seem to have an admirer...Moira Stewart!

This felt like the last day of summer but what a great day out – we will certainly be back next year…

Peter Rayney