ENTERTAINMENT AT THE REGATTA

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There is something for everyone at Molesey Regatta.

One of the main entertainments of course is sitting on the bank and watching the rowing. In addition to this, there will be lots of music and short musical performances from local groups, starting from noon. Jazz, singing, rock, tribute. These will go on at intervals into the evening. You can settle down with a drink and some food and just listen to some great performances.

On Saturday evening, a band will be playing until 11 p.m. Listen, dance, chat – that sort of thing. A hog roast and food will be available.

A vintage fairground is there too for the smaller regatta goers. Swingboats, a roundabout and an old fashioned organ. Nothing bouncy but fun to be on.

A fire-engine from Surrey Fire and Rescue is coming on both days  – for an hour or two – provided that nothing is on fire in the neighbourhood. Children especially can be shown all the equipment and actually get into the cab. Nice too, to have a chat with the firemen. When you see them at the regatta, it’s hard to believe what they have to do in real life.

Quite a number of shops and stalls will be on the regatta site, usually with locally made items such as jewellery, scarves and postcards. Again it’s worth a chat to the stall holders to find out how things are made.

There is no entry fee, except for parking, and you are free to use what we provide or bring your own picnic and sit under the trees on the river bank.

We provide a bar with real ale, teas and sandwiches and cakes, a barbecue and a Pimms bar – all under cover and with tables and chairs outside.

Icecream is also available

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF EVENTS

RIVERSIDE EVENTS AT 152nd MOLESEY AMATEUR REGATTA 20th – 21st JULY 2019

The Molesey Amateur Regatta is held along the banks of the River Thames on the Hurst Park in West Molesey, KT8 1RT. Entry is Free (but parking is £4, including a programme). There are over 700 crews that attend and race over the 2 days, so 1600 competitors. The Saturday events are dedicated to Adults masters, Seniors and Elite rowers racing in anything from single sculling to eights with a cox at the helm. Sundays is Juniors day (aged 11 -18) and full of as much racing and often more than Saturday with juniors fighting it out sometimes their first race.

The regatta includes a Beer Festival sponsored by Fullers and offering a wide range of beers not only from Fullers but also 16 racked craft beers. For the first time we are introducing beers from the Twickenham Brewery including ‘Naked ladies’ and ‘Grandstand’. We aim to provide beers, lagers and cider to appeal to all palates and strengths, so we have ABV’s from mild to high, hoppy flavours, malts and light lagers and cider from The Cornish Orchard Cider company. To keep things even more local we have spirits from ‘The Thames Ditton Gin Company’ providing some tastings of their new Pink Gin range and we also have ‘Fizz and Frolics’ with a rather dashing quirky mobile bar serving Cocktails, Champagne and Prosecco. Pimms is also available at the bar along with wines and other spirits.

One can also relax and enjoy a range of foods from simple sandwiches and cakes and teas and coffee to a BBQ, Halumi Bites, Crepes, Hog Roast (later in the afternoon pm) and Spanish and Mexican cuisine. Dough Shack will be with us on Sunday 21st July too if you fancy a pizza.

Along with the rowing, beer and food is a medley of music is lined up to keep you entertained and enjoying the mood.

Saturday 20th July entertainment: (11:30 am until late: 11.30 pm)

Ken Marshall                                  Country/Blues
Nick & Sarah                                   70’s & 80’s covers
Rob Hughes.                                   Simon and Garfunkel
Mushwah P.                                    Latin Punk
Bonnie & Clive                                 Soul/roc
Megan –                                            Folk Rock
Grand Union Connection             Indie
Steve Townsend                            Rock Pop
Clare Pop performers    

Ugly Bus                                               Rock/Pop – a cover band that always guarantees a wild and lively end to the Saturday night party.

Sunday 21st entertainment: (all day until close of play at 6:30 pm)

Marks Band                                        Blues/Rock
Maria’s KB                                           Kate Bush
Simon Flute                                        Easy listening
Stoke Buskers                                    Rock/PoGinger Dave                                        Rock
Clare Pop Performers

The Balkanoes                                   A 9-piece band mix up of Balkan brass and fiddle with Klezmur flavours to create a soulful party music that always gets audiences dancing.

In addition to the Bar, Food and Music we have entertainment for children and shopping so exhibitors selling crafts, jewellery, stationary, toys. We have a Vintage Fairground provided by a vintage showman and vintage rides. The rides are for small children only.

Racing is on the river from 9 am to 5 pm both days. For further details, see the flyer (here)

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