Beatlemania arrives in Greenwood


6 March 2018

Beatlemania is still alive and well, 50 years on, if the massive crowd at Penistone Park, Greenwood is any indication.

More than 7,500 people were on hand to watch the curtain come down on City’s Music in the Park concert series on Saturday evening as the Milford Street Shakers and Murphy’s Lore delivered their own unique take on the music of The Beatles.

The big crowd led to a spectacular atmosphere with some crowd members taking the opportunity to dance along to timeless classics such as Hey Jude, Back in the USSR, Oh Darling and I Saw Her Standing There. 

Many families arrived early to secure the best viewing spots and take advantage of the various children’s activities on offer.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said it was pleasing to see so many people enjoying the concert – many of whom were Greenwood residents.

“What a fantastic evening of free family-friendly fun. Perfect weather, a big crowd and two engaging local acts performing the timeless music of The Beatles,” he said.

“Our City and its world-class parks are ideal venues for hosting outdoor events of this nature and for some residents living near Penistone Park they literally had top-quality live music delivered to their own backyard.

“It’s little wonder that this free family-friendly concert series remains so popular with our residents after all these years.”

The City’s summer events program concludes on Friday 23 – Sunday 25 March as the Joondalup Festival returns to the Joondalup City Centre.

This year’s festival theme Perform Create Reflect celebrates the proud history of the City of Joondalup, which will marks its 20th anniversary on 1 July 2018.

“We are proud of our City and equally proud of our festival and we look forward to welcoming locals and visitors alike to our City for what is recognised as the region’s largest and best cultural event,” Mayor Jacob said.

The 2018 Music in the Park concert series was sponsored by premier partner Healthway – promoting the Make Smoking History message, and media partners Joondalup Weekender and Nova 937.