Thousands expected to help Yate rock at popular community music festival

May 04 2016

YATE’S popular community music festival is set to bring in crowds of visitors when the event runs over two days in Kingsgate Park.

YATE’S popular community music festival is set to bring in crowds of visitors when the event runs over two days in Kingsgate Park.
The festival, given a new name of Yate Rocks! last summer, is in its eleventh year and remains as popular as ever with all ages.
Thousands of people are expected to 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 fun rides for children, trampolines, giant inflatables, football games and pony rides.
Crews from Yate’s fire station will also have an engine on site for people to see.
The festival will open on Saturday, June 25, with music performed by bands including Atlantic, Seduction, Dockside, Midnight Tides, Limited Edition, Avalanche and Van Burgundy.
The young, recently formed Tail Lights will perform alongside local dance groups such as Yasmins, Stagecoach, the Kathryn Hurley Academy, Yate Star Twirlers and Redds Dance Group, with adults performing in Redd-i-licious.
 A Praise in the Park event will launch events on Sunday, June 26, with local churches providing an outdoor service from 10.30am to noon.
A couple of hours of afternoon entertainment from 1.30pm will feature the Westerly Showband, whose members will play while families enjoy a picnic.