Big crowds expected at annual Yate Rocks festival

April 30 2018

THOUSANDS of people are set to enjoy Yate’s popular community music festival when the two-day event returns to Kingsgate Park in June.

Yate Rocks Festival is now in its 13th year, having proved to be a hit with people of all ages.

Large crowds go along to hear local bands, visit sideshows, support community and craft stalls and enjoy a variety of food and drink.

Local dance groups will also be involved and local fire fighters will have a fire engine at the park for people to look over.

Entertainment includes giant inflatables for children, who can also have a go on trampolines and join in football games.

Go-karts which were introduced last year will return and families can also watch Punch and Judy shows.

Day one of the festival takes place from noon-8pm on Saturday, June 23.

The following day’s events will start with a Praise in the Park from 10.30am-noon, with local churches providing an outdoor service.

A singing competition for local choirs will be the highlight of an afternoon Picnic in the Park from 1.30pm.