The Snatch grab best battle title

nrhn 100512 Alfreton Party in the Park Battle of the Bands.''Pipped: Full English came in second place after the votes were counted.
nrhn 100512 Alfreton Party in the Park Battle of the Bands.''Pipped: Full English came in second place after the votes were counted.

ROCK band The Snatch grabbed victory at Monday’s finals of the Alfreton Party In The Parks Battle Of The Bands competition.

Organisers John Marsden and Liam Connell said people were queuing from 11.45am outside Alftreton Town Supporters’ Social Club and the venue was packed when the contenders took to the stage at 1pm.

nrhn 100512 Alfreton Party in the Park Battle of the Bands.''Rocking out: Heavy metal group Revealed Dark prompted a wave of headbanging at Alfreton town Supporters' Club.

nrhn 100512 Alfreton Party in the Park Battle of the Bands.''Rocking out: Heavy metal group Revealed Dark prompted a wave of headbanging at Alfreton town Supporters' Club.

The Snatch came top, polling 509 votes, while Full English came second with 382, followed by Sons Of El Roacho on 378 and Revealed Dark on 341 votes.

John said: “The winners concentrated on modern rock - they had a look at the audience and were able to do everything from rock ballads to contemporary. My personal favourites were Sons Of El Roacho – a very talented, three-piece psychobilly band with a slap bass.”

Sets from acoustic duos Fowney and the Boogeyman and Kate and Kelly Marsden rounded off the day’s entertainment. The event raised over £600 for this year’s Party in the Park - the eleventh - where all four bands will play on the main stage. For information about this year’s party call Liam on 07904564603 or John on 07980871256.

nrhn 100512 Alfreton Party in the Park Battle of the Bands.''Sounds of the sons: Sons of El Roacho got the crowds going at this year's band battle finale.

nrhn 100512 Alfreton Party in the Park Battle of the Bands.''Sounds of the sons: Sons of El Roacho got the crowds going at this year's band battle finale.

nrhn 100512 Alfreton Party in the Park Battle of the Bands.''Winners: The Snatch took a whopping 509 votes for a stirring punk rock set to claim the 2012 title.

nrhn 100512 Alfreton Party in the Park Battle of the Bands.''Winners: The Snatch took a whopping 509 votes for a stirring punk rock set to claim the 2012 title.