The full line-up for the jubilee celebrations in Fordingbridge have been revealed.

The jubilee picnic is being organised by Fordingbridge Events Group and Fordingbridge Town Council and takes place on Thursday, June 2.

It is free to attend and runs from 3.30pm to 10pm at the Recreation Ground.

Cllr Pete White, who is also part of the Fordingbridge Events Group, said: “The entertainment we have arranged on the day includes several bands, a choir, Crazy Kev – who you may remember from the Fordingbridge Festival - as well as Best Disco taking us through seven decades of tunes. It’s going to be a picnic with a difference.”

Throughout the afternoon there will be music from the decades of the Queen's reign as well as live music acts.

Residents can also join Krazy Kev from 3.30pm to 5.30 for comedy magic shows along with Mix and Mingle balloon modelling.

The Rotary Club's charity duck race is at 5.30pm with a top prize of £500 up for grabs. Tickets will be available from The Rotary team who will be selling them from outside the Co-op over the coming weeks. All money raised from the duck race will be going to local community projects.

Hyde Band will play the fanfare at 9.30pm which will be followed by the lighting of the beacon at 9.45pm.

In addition to the installation of the beacon at the recreation ground, the council is planting a hornbeam tree as a lasting reminder of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The beacon will be delivered by heavy horse on May 20.

The family event is also being supported by Fordingbridge Rotary Group and local businesses.

At the event, there will be a fully licensed bar and hot food provided by Fordingbridge Sports Club, The Crown and Mays, the butcher. Prepaid hampers will also be available from The George.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own picnic. Portable barbecues or open fires are not allowed.

The Jubilee bunting for Fordingbridge town has been made possible with donations from All the Cool Stuff, Adrian Dowding and the Fordingbridge Events Group.

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