Revellers to join in picnic at East Kirkby airfield

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Up to 600 revellers will be having a picnic on a wartime airfield in the shadow of Lancaster Bomber, Just Jane, this Saturday, June 14, at East Kirkby.

The Woodhall Spa Rotary Club’s annual Big Night Out is being staged in the hangar at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre with the aim of raising thousands for local charities.

People take their own food and drink and enjoy five hours of non-stop live music and dancing interrupted only by a flypast of vintage aircraft, weather permitting.

Top of the bill is Lincolnshire’s popular vintage show band, Paula Baldwin’s Big Swing Band, who were so popular last year that the Rotary broke their rule of having a new band every year and asked the Big Swing Band to return.

The 19-piece band and singers will be lead by Major (ret) Paul Murrell and there will be a guest appearance by international trumpeter and singer, Steve Walker.

A vintage dance troupe, Jump Jive Alive, will be strutting their stuff with swing jive demonstrations.

Favourites every year, Sparkle entertainers, Helen and John Oakley, will on the bill too along with a spot by a young local singer, Claudia Scarfe.

There are some tickets still available, either by phoning Ian Ramsey on 01526 352881 or online at