Splash FM Garden Party: Greatest Day for Worthing as Take That band makes surprise appearance
The Splash FM Garden Party in 2011 saw more than 5,000 people pack into Steyne Gardens in Worthing for a night of great music. Held as part of the 2011 Worthing Lions Festival, the garden party featured tribute acts for some of the most successful musical artistes in the world.
Local band JAG made an appearance on the Friday, following their qualification to the Live and Unsigned final in London at the O2. Saturday’s highlights included an 11-piece tribute to Phil Collins and a surprise appearance from The Greatest, a Take That tribute band. Millennium Robbie, Matthew Holbrook, took to the stage and, after singing four of Robbie’s biggest tunes, was joined by The Greatest.
The 10-hour, two-day music festival ended with the vocal talents of Melissa Totten, who for more than 20 years had toured the globe as a look and sound-a-like to Madonna.
David Cunningham, Splash FM group operations director at the time, said: “The crowd reaction to the five-piece Take That tribute was fantastic! In fact, the best we’d seen in a long time. The feedback we’ve had has been absolutely terrific. Thanks to everyone who came and the many companies and individuals who helped bring it together.”