Lazy days of music festivals in Vivary Park
Vivary Park is one of the smaller open-air venues in the UK. Set in Taunton in Somerset, it has, despite its size, played host to the world's biggest musical superstars in concert over the years. It's also a public space that has regular local festivals and bandstand Sundays. It's a picturesque park, and a great venue for you to buy or sell Vivary Park tickets on StubHub.
Large flower shows and reggae music
For all its vast music festival reputation, Vivary Park has actually established a rather different pedigree. For many years, it's been the site of the biggest flower show in the West Country, the Taunton Flower Show. In fact, the entire park is classified as one big garden by the European Garden Heritage Network. This has made it the perfect setting for open air music events, with surroundings as serene as the action has been hot on the live stages. Given this sedentary atmosphere, it's no surprise that an older generation of bands has often played here. The gentle dance rhythms and crooning harmonies of Bananarama, for example, and the now slightly less edgy reggae anthems of everyone's favourite eerie cult band, Aswad. Sweaty festival goers can cool off alongside the Tone River that idles its way through Vivary Park in-between sets, or they can amuse themselves at the adjoining miniature golf course. Whatever your pleasure, Vivary Park tickets are an excellent way of experiencing one of Somerset's most treasured spaces.
All-round family musical entertainment
Vivary Park was originally a fish farm in medieval times, feeding the nearby Taunton Castle. It's from this heritage that the park derived its name. Centuries later, it had become a public space for the common good of the community, and it wasn't long after that the community brought its favourite form of entertainment into the park – music. It's become a place where families can enjoy live pop music together, from the trademark silliness and plain good fun of Madness to more modern indie music a la The Strokes or Scouting For Girls. A regular feature on the social calendar are the band stand concerts, which have delivered a steady stream of light classics, symphonic pop and brass band compositions. These have also become family days out, usually with picnic basket and dogs in tow. On summer nights, these can be magical outdoor affairs for young and old alike. Vivary Park tickets cover such a wide variety of entertainment that it's always worth checking back on StubHub to see what's on at this wonderful West Country festival venue.
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