Yate Rocks Festival set to draw in the crowds to Kingsgate Park
Published on: 01 Jun 2017
ORGANISERS of the annual Yate Rocks Festival are expecting a big turn-out for the popular community event when it returns to Kingsgate Park.
The festival is in its twelfth year and is set to draw in thousands of people of all ages.
They will 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.
A range of 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 a Wipe Out inflatable that also allows adults to join in.
There will also be a chance to see a fire engine from the town’s station.
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 get the festival’s second day under way 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. There will also be entertainment from Raysfield School Choir and the Sounds Delighted women’s choir.