Party In The Park festival takes place this month

After seeing the mud baths and rain showers at Balado over the weekend, it wouldn’t be surprising if many people have been put off Scottish music festivals for life.

However Stonehaven’s day long festival is yet to come - and even better, if you find your wellies getting pulled off your feet by the knee deep mud and your hair stuck to your head because of the rain, you can go home, have a shower and go to your comfy, cosy bed.

Party in the Park, Stonehaven’s very own mini music festival, will take place on Sunday 29 July at Mineralwell Park. It’s a whole day of music and family fun and hopefully by then, the weather may have improved.

The event, which is organised by Ma Simpson’s and local charity Befriend A Child will start at 12pm and finish at around 8pm.

Befriend A Child is a charity operating in Aberdeen city and shire that recruits caring adults to befriend and support individual vulnerable children on a 1:1 basis and help to promote the children’s welfare and advance their education.

At the charity fundraiser there will be musical entertainment from FUBAR, The Lorelei, The Ruckus, The Chandeliers, Hoodo Zephyr, Amy Sawers, Rumbling Bridge, Samantha Holden, Amberlamps, Ruin, Louis Craighead and many more.

Organisers say: “It’s going to be a great day of music, plenty for the little and big kids alike with bouncy castles, family races and games.”

Tickets cost £5 each, and family tickets (for up to 2 adults and 3 concessions) cost £18. They are available from Ma Simpson’s on Evan Street or online at and clicking on events.