Thousands expected to head for Yate Rocks festival

March 27 2017

CROWDS of visitors are set to enjoy Yate’s popular community music festival when the two-day event returns to Kingsgate Park this summer.

CROWDS of visitors are set to enjoy Yate’s popular community music festival when the two-day event returns to Kingsgate Park this summer.

The Yate Rocks festival is in its twelfth year and continues to be a hit with people of all ages.

Thousands go along to hear local bands, visit sideshows, support community and craft stalls and enjoy a variety of food and drink, with a beer tent hosted by the Wickwar Brewing Company.

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

A new feature this year will be a go-kart ride for youngsters and crews from Yate’s fire station will also have an engine on site for people to see.

The festival opens on Saturday, June 24, with music to be performed by bands including Atlantic, Limited Edition, Toby, Tail Lights, Uncle Buck, Elevation and Fire Blisters, as well as the Yate Rock Choir.

There will also be dancing by GKR, Kathryn Hurley Dance Academy, Redds, Street Cred and Pure.

A Praise in the Park event will launch the festival’s second day on Sunday, June 25, with local churches providing an outdoor service from 10.30am.

The Westerly Showband will play during an afternoon Picnic in the Park from 1.30pm.