Queen comes to Iron Acton
Iron Acton is no stranger to royalty, the visit of Henry VIII back in the day is proof of that, but this summer sees the visit of Queen.
It’s not a visit from the reigning monarch, but one of the acts at this year’s Iron Acton Music in the Parish Meadows, organised by Acton Aid. The two day event starts with the Mash, and is followed by the popular Prom in the Meadow.
On Friday the 6 July, The Mash will feature two top local bands plus a 90 minute performance by Flash – the top UK Queen Tribute Band.
Elles Bailey starts the Mash. Her debut album Wildfire, which debuted at no.2 in the iTunes blues charts, was recorded in Tennessee. Before playing at the Mash, Elles is performing on a tour across Europe.
Local Iron Acton Boys, Mad Apple Circus are also returning to play their distinctive “Bristone” music. Since their last appearance, they have been busy sharing stages with the likes of UB40, The Beat, and The Skints as well as playing at Glastonbury
The finale will be a 90 minute show by Queen tribute band, Flash.
The theme of this year’s Proms on Saturday 7 July, is “A Night at the Movies”
The Bristol Milenium Orchestra will be treating the audience to a selection of Movie soundtracks as well as finishing with the “Last night of the Proms” music.
Local performers of dance and song will feature in the programme and the evening will finish with a firework display.
Tickets are available from www.actonaid.org.uk. All money raised goes to local good causes and the charity bucket collection this year is for Street Life who support the homeless in Bristol.