Picnic and Pop 2021
Having missed out in 2020 due to COVID-19, Picnic and Pop returned but this time over 2 days rather than one. Showers on both days didn’t dampen spirits as thousands flocked to see the likes of ‘Coldplace’, 21st Century Abba, The Black Eyed Teaz and a host of other top tribute acts and local bands. The quality of the acts did not disappoint with something for everyone throughout the weekend. Main stage highlight on Saturday had to be the Black Eyed Teaz who weathered a downpour in the middle of their set before finishing off with anthems ‘Where is the love’ and ‘I gotta feeling’. Then the crowd were treated to a superb performance from Coldplay tribute, Coldplace who whipped the crowd up into a frenzy with their up-tempo hour set. Sunday was a more sedate affair after the sell-out Saturday, but the acts were of no less quality with 21st Century Abba and a tribute to Bruno Mars closing the festival.
Throughout the weekend families were treated to a host of other entertainment including the ‘extreme BMX and mountain bike show’, a circus skills training area and a fun fair all complimented by some tasty street food that was on offer. Festival organiser Oliver Cluskey summarised ‘What a fantastic weekend we had. It was so good to see the community coming together again. Families and friends, smiling faces everywhere. For a moment life almost felt normal again.
Picnic and Pop 21 was sponsored by Aldershot carpet service, Ash house vets, Barratt Homes, Booker wholesale, DOH Architecture, Knightscapes, Hogsback Builders and Tootsies Day nursery.