After a two-year enforced absence due to Covid-19 restrictions, Raglan Festival returned with a bang this year! To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the fabulous Big Mac’s Wholly Soul band headlined our Jubilee Street Party on Sunday 5th June at Raglan High Street.
Despite the rain hundreds of people attended the event to enjoy a line-up that included Monmouth Comprehensive School pupils performing songs from their recent Grease Production as well as pupils from Raglan Primary School Choir with their new Celtic Folk Band. Also performing were Synergy Male Voice Choir, Lucy Merrett and Rosa Sparks with musical theatre and classical tunes and local boys Trickster with their pop and rock covers. In addition to the live entertainment on the main stage, there was also a wealth of street food and a zone for the children with Higher Beings stilt walkers, and circus entertainment.
Raglan Festival committee are delighted to be organising live events again this year and are already working on the Raglan Day carnival parade and show for Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.
Please view our Jubilee Party Gallery below...
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Music Festival Weekend
9th-11th June 2023
28th August 2023
Jubilee Street Party 2022
We are very grateful to Robert Hughes for providing the photos for this years festival gallery. Copies can be obtained from his website at: www.roberthughesphotographer.co.uk
On a hot and sunny August Bank holiday Monday, record numbers attended the event which returned with great success this year. The day started with Rocky the festival mascot leading the Carnival Parade, which consisted of Raglan CiW Primary School Samba Band, Carnival Walking Group, amazing float created by Raglan Scouts, the Millennium Chimes bell ringers and Raglan Junior Football Club walking groups as well as many locals infancy dress parading through the village.
Once at the Raglan Playing Fields, there was lots of fun and entertainment for all of the family. The hugely successful homecraft, floral art and horticulture produce show categories included both junior and adult sections with over 150 entries. The Fun Day itself saw a myriad of local stalls with something for everyone, including bouncy castles, nerf gun competitions, children’s entertainers, Kelly and Debbie, tractor displays, stalls from St Cadoc’s Church, RVHA and lots more. The Companion Annual Dog Show, was a great success with lots of waggy tails and there was a long queue at the ice cream van all afternoon.
To add to the fantastic festival atmosphere, the fabulous band The Keys, Pennie Ray and the Tenovus Choir performed on the main stage throughout the afternoon. Around three thousand people enjoyed the lovely summer afternoon and family fun day.
The Festival Committee would like to thank everyone involved for their support, whether it was parade and produce entrants, local businesses that sponsored or had stalls at the event, volunteers who stewarded the parade and fete, and also to the people who attended the event, as without this support, the Festival would not be sustainable.
Please view our Raglan Day 2022 Gallery below...