Marlow Town Regatta and Festival 2019 – Saturday PREVIEW

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The 2019 Marlow Town Regatta and Festival takes place this weekend – the 15th and 16th of June. We will run a separate article covering the Festival day on Sunday, so here’s out outline of what is going down on Saturday! 

Saturday – Town Regatta 

rowers mtrf 2017Saturday 15th June is the traditional rowing regatta…with some exciting added extras of the non-rowing variety!

Riverside, it is all about the rowing races, then there is also the live music stage, food and drink choices, and the funfair. More details on all that further down.

Entry to the enclosure will be by traditional badge, and dress code applies. When the online ticket sales closes, there may be some left to buy on the door – subject to availability, and it’s quite possible they will sell out – so don’t hang about! Picnic pitches for siting gazebos – at time of writing there are just 5 left!  There will be an area where you could sit on a blanket etc, but it’s quite small.  

The Rowing

The order of racing can be found on the Marlow Rowing Club website  with races running from 8am through to gone 6pm.

Like last year, there are a couple of races with real local interest “Marlow Inter-Schools Challenge Eights” – head to head challenges between Great Marlow and  Borlase Schools. Boys will race at 2.30pm and the girls at 3.30pm. 

Food and drink

Inside the enclosure there  is the Riverside Bar, operated by Marlow Round Table selling local Rebellion IPA and lager, Harrow and Hope Wine sparkling wine, plus other wines, spirits, Prosecco, and of course Pimm’s. All profits go to local charities -so dive in! 

A number of food stalls will be onsite, and this year they are all grouped together, to make life easier!

    • Villani Ices – Burgers, Ice Creams
    • Camper Cafe-artisan coffee, hot and cold drinks and delicious bakery goods
    • Mozarella Nation – pizza 
    • Mr Singh Curry King –  Punjabi Street Food
    • Marlow Party Planners – paella, slow roast pork burgers and more
    • La Kordun – sweet and savoury crepes

There is also sit down dining in the “Riverside Dining“, hosted by Sojo Kitchen (although this was pre-bookable only) 

Entertainment and music

2019 has a great line up of music, and unlike last year there is not extra payment/wristband required to stay for the later act – its ALL included! 🙂

14:00 Marlow FM will be broadcasting live, all leading up to the live music on stage…

15:00 – 15:15 – Muddy Duck-  an upcoming young band from Great Marlow School

15:30 – 16:15  – Next Stage Choir – with a wide and constantly expanding repertoire from classical to pop, from musicals to gospel, and everything between!

 17:00 – 18:00 – REEVE – play a wide range of infectious covers spanning four decades, all with their own unique mix of rock with a touch of modern folk

 18:30 – 19:30 – INTERKOOLA – a superb and very popular Marlow based band who have played many local venues and festivals. The serve up an exciting mix of indie, britpop and rock covers. 

 20:00 – 21:30 – Crocodile Mock –  an amazing 5-piece band recreating the authentic sound of Sir Elton John

Traylen’s Funfair

This brilliant and popular fair runs in parallel to the Town Regatta & Festival, basically filling up the rest of Higginson Park. For many, especially kids – this is what Regatta means to them! Opening times

  • Thursday 5-9pm (cut price rides – £1.50 except dodgems and a few others)
  • Friday 5-9pm
  • Saturday 12-9pm
  • Sunday 1-8pm

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Well… that’s most of it covered, we think – have fun everyone!

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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