The sound of music is set to fill the Town Gardens bandstand and Queen's Park in the coming months thanks to South Swindon Parish Council. 

It is putting on a series of free concerts and its first event, a special launch concert from the North Swindon Big Band in the Town Gardens Bowl on May 1 was a huge success. 

"Thank you to everyone who came along to the launch of our free outdoor summer concerts this afternoon!" the council said on Facebook after the event.

"The amazing North Swindon Big Band entertained over 200 enthusiastic local residents today, and we’re excited to see everyone back at the Town Gardens and at Queen’s Park for more over the next few months." 

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These concerts follow the success of last year's musical lineup, with the council thrilled that they could bring back the much-loved fixture of their summer events programme. 

"The whole community is invited to experience outstanding live music in the open air.  These concerts are completely free, so members of the public can just turn up on the day.  Performances start at 3pm and finish at 4.30pm" the council added. 

The list of free concerts and where they'll take place is below.

15th May – Sweet Nightingale – Queen’s Park

22nd May – Swindon Brass – Town Gardens

29th May – Cirencester Band – Town Gardens

12th June – Big Brunch Band – Queen’s Park

19th June – Kennet Accordion Orchestra – Town Gardens

26th June – Central Southern Area Fellowship Band – Town Gardens

3rd July – Wroughton Silver Band – Town Gardens

10th July – Cricklade Band

17th July – Malmesbury Concert Band – Queen’s Park

24th July – Saxophonics – Town Gardens

31st July – Highworth Silver Band – Town Gardens

7th August – Ramsbury Silver Band – Town Gardens

14th August – North Swindon Big Band – Queen’s Park

21st August – Highworth Silver Band – Queen’s Park

28th August – What The Pluck – Town Gardens

4th September – Sweet Nightingale – Queen’s Park

11th September – Royal Wootton Bassett Brass – Town Gardens

The season complements South Swindon Parish Council’s recently launched season of theatre and music events at the Town Gardens Bowl.

This includes live music from the incredible Opera Sulis and Voodoo Room, as well as the return of the hugely popular My Dad’s Bigger Than Your Dad Festival. 

More information on these events can be found at and