FESTIVAL TRADITION: A huge crowd, like this one last year, is expected to enjoys the Picnic in the Park and craft markets.
FESTIVAL TRADITION: A huge crowd, like this one last year, is expected to enjoys the Picnic in the Park and craft markets. Deanna Millard

Picnic in the park: the best way to close Jumpers and Jazz

WHAT better way to close out the Jumpers and Jazz Festival than with a comfy lawn chair, a glass of wine and little bit of jazz.

The Ergon Energy Picnic in the Park is the climax of the festival and is sure to leaving punters anticipating next year's event.

Once again the Warwick Potters have organised a market extravanganza with over 200 stalls to browse through.

These stalls will include art, craft, photography, jewellery, woodwork, organic honey, children's clothes, adults' clothes, collectibles, books, and much, much more.

This year the music will be centred around the purpose-built youth space stage and a licensed area will showcase some of the region's wines and beers.

Jumpers and Jazz organising guru Karina Devine said she was really looking forward to a day of relaxation and music.

"I have my seat, my hat and umbrella all ready to go and hopefully the German Sausage van man will be there again this year. I love those things," she said.

"The weather will be perfect.

"It will start out a little frosty but we're expecting a beautiful sunny winter's day."

On the music front, eager fans can grab a seat on the lawn and listen to a day of some of the best music the festival has to offer.

 

Salvation Army Big Band from 8.30am-9am: The local Salvation Army Big Band is always a big hit and is sure to entertain with its jazz standards.

 

Mal Woods Band from 9.15am-10am: Enjoy Mal Woods, a busy entertainer who has been sharing his special blend of toe-tapping Jazz with thousands of people across the world.

 

Collusion from 10.15am-11am and 1.30pm-2pm: the electric string quartet (violins, viola and cello) creates a lush and atmospheric melding of sinuous colour.

 

The Well Swung Daddies from 11.15am-12.15pm and 2.15pm-3pm: Always huge crowd favourites at the Picnic in the Park, don't miss these crazy good swing masters.

 

Aperitif Jazz Ensemble from 12.30pm-1.15pm: Local jazz favourites will delight and entertain with their repertoire of jazz classics.

 

WHEN:

Sunday from 8.30am

 

WHERE:

Leslie Park

 

COST:

Free but don't forget spending money



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