Haslemere Festival celebrates the Coronation of King Charles III

Haslemere Festival invites all the people of Haslemere and the surrounding villages to join us on the Bank Holiday Monday May 8th  to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. Haslemere will be festooned with bunting and will be flying Union and Commonwealth flags on lampposts from the top of the High Street to Junction Place. There will be two special Coronation Arches, one across the High Street and another across Wey Hill, so the scene will be set for a Royal celebration.

Firstly we are organising a Carnival Procession to process from High Lane to Lion Green. It will start at 1:30 pm and we ask people to assemble at the Green alongside Weycombe Road on the High Lane estate and adjacent to the Community Centre from 12:30 pm. Stewards will be there to assemble the procession and advise everyone on the H&S implications. There are two themes to the day, the environment and the Commonwealth and we would like as many Haslemere organisations to be involved as possible. If you would like to join the Carnival procession, please download the Carnival Application download the Haslemere Coronation Carnival Application Form here. If you have any queries please contact Ken Griffiths ken@haslemere.com

When the procession reaches Lion Green, there will be a ‘village fête’ atmosphere with many activities such as ‘splat the rat’, ‘play your cards right’, Haslemere stocks, etc.  In addition there will be a children’s fun fair, hot food stalls, the Coronation Bar and live music.  The entertainment is free – no tickets needed.

Haslemere Coronation Procession 

The Haslemere Coronation procession will start at 1:30 pm from the High Lane Estate and process along Weycombe Road to Church Lane, through to the High Street, Lower Street, Wey Hill and finishing at Lion Green around 2:30 pm. Will you be there to line the route and cheer all those taking part, who in no particular order include:
  • Haslemere Players
  • Haslemere Performing Arts
  • Girlguiding Haslemere
  • Haslemere and District Scouts
  • Haslemere Town Mayor
  • Haslemere Parish
  • Grayswood School
  • Red Shoes School of Dance
  • Fernhurst Junior School
  • Camelsdale School
  • Royal Society of St George
  • Harmonix Choir
  • Haslemere for Ukraine
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Surrey Fire and Rescue
  • St John Ambulance
  • Radio Haslemere
Headlining the music stage will be Ultimate Coldplay, a top Coldplay Tribute Band and what is there not to like about Coldplay’s music! They feature an amazing Chris Martin look and sound alike, playing all the Coldplay hits and more. They will be supported by Legends, who are the UK’s Ultimate Boyband Tribute Show. Performing all of your favourite BoyBand smash hits from Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Take That, 5ive, Blue to Jackson 5, Westlife and many more, these guys will be sure to get you dancing and singing along all night long.

Here’s the full running order for the day:

Lion Green Opens 12.00
Stalls etc
1.00pm Dr George (DJ)
2.30-2.40pm Procession Arrives
2.45pm Mayor Speech
2.50pm Music Works Young Band (Big Red Sky) (30Mins) (Mixed Covers)
3.20pm Dr George (DJ) + Jaime Crick (Radio Haslemere) Compere
3.35pm Music Works Choir (20Mins)
4.00pm Haslemere Performing Arts (20Mins) Dance in front of Stage
4.20pm Funkademia (40Mins) (Funk Covers Band)
5.00pm Dr George + Jaime Crick
5.25pm The Genuine Counterfeits (45Mins) (Mixed Genre Covers)
6.15pm Dr George + Jaime Crick
6.40pm Legends (50mins) (Boy Band Covers)
7.30pm Dr George + Jaime Crick
8.00pm Ultimate Coldplay (45Mins)
8.45pm Dr George + Jaime Crick
9.00pm Ultimate Coldplay (30Mins)(Finale with full laser show)
9.30pm Main Stage Closes

The evening will finish with a laser light show, a first for Haslemere and a perfect alternative to fireworks. This will surely light up the sky over Lion Green as we have never seen it before.