Cusworth Live has got it Hall under control

Natalie Webster
Natalie Webster
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PICNICS and pop music formed a perfect mix in Doncaster yesterday, as hundreds gathered to attend the latest music event to hit the borough.

Cusworth Live saw Cusworth Park packed as 11 bands from Doncaster and South Yorkshire poured out a wide ranging mix of sounds.

Former BGT entrant Alexandra Parker

Former BGT entrant Alexandra Parker

The bill was topped by 1980s Mod band The Gents, who reformed with a series of reunion gigs last year, and re-launched their first vinyl album ‘How It All Began’ on CD for the first time.

They were performing their best known songs plus tracks from their soon-to-be relaunched second vinyl album, Waiting To Be Seen.

But it was not all about guitars and drums, as well known violinist Alex Parker was also on the stage during the 10-hour show in the grounds of Cusworth Hall.

The event is expected to have raised thousands of pounds for the Aurora Centre, a Doncaster charity which provides non-clinical support and therapy for cancer patients.

Trish Wood, singer in The Colin Robinson Band, said she was delighted with the event and thrilled to be playing in front of so many people.

Trish is a big supporter of the show and the charity, having used the Aurora Centre while fighting cancer.