Preston Park, Brighton, East Sussex, England (UK)
(Held on Sunday, 22 June 1997)
(For a complete photo gallery of the Brighton 1997 Party In The Park, Click
The party was hosted by Southern FM (The Local Radio Station in Sussex)
and Nynex (The Cable Company). The FREE Open air gig was the biggest ever held in Sussex and was held as a big (but wet) success!
Below is a copy of Brighton's Evening Argus's report of the event.
Sexy Singer, Louise was one of a host of stars who paid tribute to fans who
braved torrential rain at Brighton's Party in the Park yesterday.
More than 30,000 people gathered in Preston Park to see top acts which included
911, Republica, Shola Ama, Alisha's Attic and Jimmy Somerville.
Louise, just engaged to Liverpool soccer star Jamie Redknapp, said: "The
fans were absoultely amazing. They stood in the rain all day to see us."
Organisers, Southern FM and Nynex, declared the free show a massive success,
and said they were hoping to make it an annual event.
Louise, Voted sexiest woman in the world in a magazine poll, was full of
praise for the fans who made her day. She was the last star on stage
and got the biggest cheer of the day as she sang her hit Singles: Undivided
Love, In Walked Love, Naked and the latest hit single,
One Kiss From Heaven.
Speaking exclusively to the Argus, she said,
"These kids are absolutely amazing. It makes you realise just how dedicated
your fans are when they put up with weather like this."
Organisers of yesterday's show said some fans arrived at midnight on Saturday
to get the best spots for the four-hour free show. Others began arriving
from 6am and three hours later there were more than 2,000 fans waiting for
the show to begin.
Many of the people who came to this party stayed right to the end of the
show, most of them probably stayed because of Louise! I went with Ian M. Fleetwood
who was kind enough to let me sit on his shoulders when Louise went on stage,
because of this I was able to use up two whole films on this artist. Click
to view the exclusive picture collection!
If you have any other concert reports of Louise, or know of any other gigs that she is doing in your area, please pass the information onto me for inclusion on this website - you will, of course, be credited for it! Thank you!