Thursday, 20 June 2013

Have You Got The X Factor For Free Summer Extravaganza?

Talented young people are being given the chance to take the stage and perform at South Cambridgeshire’s biggest free sports and entertainment festival this summer.

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Parklife event at Milton Country Park – which attracted over 4,000 people last year – has been announced to take place on Sunday 4 August and anyone with a talent they can take to the stage to share is being urged to get in touch.

At the annual event people of all ages can get in the swing by trying out free sporting activities from golf, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding, to trampolining, climbing, archery, fencing and orienteering.

By peddling down to this year’s event you can also get a free bike service from Dr Bike or get closer to your five-a-day by hopping on the smoothie bike.

Live music, stalls with local produce and entertainment will also be at the fun-filled day.

Anyone who wants to take to the stage to share their talent – whether you’re a singer, dancer, poet, comedian or magician for example – is being urged to contact the Council now.

The District Council runs the event in partnership with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust and this year they have teamed up with media partners Heart Radio whose Angels will be at the event with a range of games and activities for all the family.

Cllr Pippa Corney, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member responsible for sport, said: “This free family event has gone from strength to strength since we launched it and we are aiming for it to be a bumper year for activities and entertainment. We are fully behind promoting an active lifestyle to our residents and hope this event helps inspire another generation to stay healthy by finding activities they enjoy.”

Louis Pascuzzi, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Youth Councillor who is part of the team organising the entertainment stage, said: “It is fantastic to give young people the opportunity to take to the stage and share what they can do. Whatever your talent; if you think it will entertain the crowds we want to hear from you.”

To discuss performing at Parklife contact Tracy Mann at South Cambridgeshire District Council on or call 03450 450 500. Alternatively you can get in touch with the Youth Council by visiting