Published on 4th July 2013

Children playing ball in front of the bandstand at Midsummer in Montpellier

This Saturday, the fiesta is back in Montpellier Gardens.

Thousands of visitors are expected at the free one day event, where a dry, sunny day and temperatures of 24°C are predicted.

Big attractions include the Gloucester rugby team with their O2 rugby village, football with Cheltenham Town coaches and a mobile petting zoo with a range of cuddly and exotic animals.

Live music includes performances by Edd Donovan, Stressechoes and Scott James and the Revolution. There will be a wide range of dance performances, and salsa and zumba to join in with. The children’s village will include Heart 102.4 Angels, a circus workshop, bouncy castles and the Music Man. Visitors can take a picnic or buy from the bar and range of caterers, browse the marketplace and classic cars display.

The marketplace and activities will run from 12-6pm. Performances and catering continue until 9pm.
Helen Down, event organiser, says: “The fiesta promises to be a brilliant day for all involved and we hope that people coming will have a great time. Most of the activities are free of charge and there is plenty to appeal to all ages.”

Admission and all almost all activities are free. The Midsummer Fiesta is a not-for-profit event organised by members of Cheltenham Partnership.

Contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email [email protected]

Notes: Last year’s appalling weather forced the cancellation of several events, including the big free event of the year, the Midsummer Fiesta. This year a wet weather contingency plan has been put in place, however the weather forecast for the event is good.

Members of the Cheltenham Partnership helping with this event include: Cheltenham Music Festival, Cheltenham West End Partnership, Cheltenham Borough Council and Hester’s Way Partnership.