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Thousands enjoy the return of Party 200

Local families enjoyed the return of our amazing Party 200 in the summer bank holiday sunshine.

The day was a spectacle for all, with a wealth of free activities for children of all ages, from tots to teenagers, including a bungee run, surf simulator, face-painting, circus acts, jousting, potion making, and an inflatable assault course.

Mr Tea and the Minions opened the main music stage, and the music continued right through the day, featuring well-known names on the main music stage and a second stage for local talent. The usually quiet Westexe Park was soon full as thousands of people sung along and danced to the music of Revelation Roots, Mad Dog Mcrea, and the ever-popular Wurzels. Perhaps the highlight for many was when Scouting for Girls came on stage, generating a wildly excited response from the younger audience; they were followed by Showaddywaddy and finally The Real Thing, who gave highly appreciated nostalgic performances of their hits spanning many decades.

The event was altogether a huge success, and it once again gave Heathcoat Fabrics an opportunity to say thank you to the community of Tiverton, marking over 200 years of manufacturing in the town. It was plain to see from the reactions, it was very well received.

Heathcoat Fabrics' managing director, Cameron Harvie said:

"We only decided to hold a follow-up event this year because of the enthusiasm and positivity generated from the one-off event held in 2016. We were absolutely delighted that the 2017 Party 200 was every bit as well received as previously; clearly, the people of Tiverton know how to party.

"Positively, it was good to see that by extending the event capacity we were able to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend.

"Clearly putting on an event like this is a huge challenge for a business that is more used to making technical textiles. As a result, we have so many individuals and groups to thank for their support, it wouldn't have been possible without them. I would like to express particular gratitude to the residents around Westexe Recreational Ground for being so accommodating; the New Beginnings Productions team for their help in putting it all together; and particularly Dannii Wood-Wright who worked tirelessly in coordinating the whole event."


Special thanks to:

NBP production team
M5 Audio
Limegreen Electrical

Exe Valley Rotary
Tiverton Rotary
Tiverton Litter Pickers
Tiverton Street Pastors
NBP backstage crew – Heidi, Tammy & Becky
Easy Meaning – Guy Stark, Will Stark & Tom Thorne
Moores FC

Marc Boddy
Richard Lewis
Josh Huggett & Tommy Bouchier-Hayes (Blundells)
Mick Patt
Demi Williams
Sam & Cathy Fisher

All stewards and volunteers
Residents from the surrounding area

We have again been overwhelmed by the positive response from all who came; thank you to everyone who has written, phoned or messaged on social media.
We'd love to know through the Party 200 Facebook page which was people's favourite band

We really appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed our Party 200 again this year; we did too.