Record attendances to Summer Concerts in the Park has City of Nedlands urging attendees to consider transport options

Flash Nat and the Action Men will take to the stage at Dot Bennett Park on Sunday, February 25.
Flash Nat and the Action Men will take to the stage at Dot Bennett Park on Sunday, February 25.

THE City of Nedlands is urging concert-goers to consider alternative transport options for the final free summer series event after recent record-breaking attendances.

Flash Nat and the Action Men will be taking to Dot Bennett Park on Sunday, February 25, from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Now in its 21st year, the first event for Summer Concerts in the Park at Lawler Park drew more than 2000 people compared to the usual 400 or 500, and more than 3000 attended the concert at Mason Gardens, which usually attracts about 1200.

Mayor Max Hipkins said he was delighted the concerts had grown in popularity.

“People love to be out in our beautiful parks on summer evenings, enjoying the music and children’s activities,” he said.

“If people can do things like getting dropped off at the venue, it will avoid the parking hassle and make it easier on everyone.”

There will be limited event parking on the streets neighbouring the park and some additional free parking will be available at Hollywood Primary School oval with entry via Verdun Street.

Flash Nat and the Action Men have a diverse playlist spanning Amy Winehouse to Stevie Wonder, Florence and the Machine, Justin Timberlake and more.

There will be a bouncy castle and face painting for kids and pizza, ice cream and a sausage sizzle on hand, otherwise families can bring their own picnics.

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