Warminster Town Council Says Inspire Was A Resounding Success

Tuesday 19th July 2016:

Warminster Town Council have issued the following press release about the Inspire music event held in the Lake Pleasure Grounds (Town Park), Warminster, on Saturday 16th July 2016:

Fun In The Sun As Inspire Hits New Heights

Inspire’s annual live music event in the Lake Pleasure Grounds (Town Park) was a resounding success on Saturday 16th July 2016, drawing crowds of between 500–1,000, who came to enjoy a fabulous day out.

 The audience at Inspire.

The audience were treated to a variety of sounds and styles, from the mellow acoustics of Ben and Tim to the rocking rhythms of ‘State of Quo’ with some memorable performances from up and coming local youth bands ‘Outline’, ‘Rose Between Two Thorns’ and ‘Six Feet Above’, and a haunting solo performance from ChloĆ«-Marie.

 Ben and Tim.

The Lakeside Community Centre was used to house free music workshops, although there weren’t too many people wishing to spend time indoors. The wonderful weather was such a contrast to the wash-out of last year and gave a huge lift to the proceedings.

The Inspire committee of Pete Bartley, Veronica Mills and Mike Heaton were delighted with how the day went. Although the fourth committee member, Tom Hiscocks, was unable to attend he made a huge contribution by arranging the first three acts.


Veronica Mills said “The committee wish to thank all the volunteers who helped make everything run so smoothly: Ollie Head for compering the event and keeping everyone informed; Ray Mills for assisting Pete with erecting and dismantling the tarpaulins for the bandstand and for marshalling; Judith Halls, Ann Hedges, Michelle Lindley and Jack Weallans for helping set up, for marshalling and for clearing up; Marlon for helping Mike with the stage management and Andrew Robinson for patiently manning the information point. We couldn’t have put this event on without their help. We were so pleased that the brilliant weather was a real bonus not only for us but also for Dan Keene’s beer tent from The Organ and Adrian Shephard’s Field Kitchen. It was great to have their continued support after the disappointment of the last-minute cancellation last year. And of course we have to thank the Town Council for funding Inspire and giving us the opportunity to showcase the talent that we have in the town.”

 Status Quo tribute band State Of Quo.

Feedback from the day has all been positive, with compliments on how well everything was organised. The committee is now gearing up for an even better event next year!