The exciting line-up for a three-day festival in Peterborough has been revealed.
The Peterborough Celebrates Festival will include a wide range of fun, games, entertainment, and performances including soul and disco stars, Odyssey.
The event’s expected to attract around 15,000 visitors to Ferry Meadows across the weekend.
The free-to-attend, family-friendly festival will be a stage to celebrate Peterborough, bring together and showcase everything that makes the city great, and offer a chance to thank the many people that have helped the community get through the last couple of extremely challenging years.
Across the weekend the festival will include some of the amazing music, arts, sports, food and drink, and community activities that Peterborough has to offer, alongside regional and national performers.
Local rock band Austin Gold who are making waves on the national circuit will also be performing at this hometown gig as well as popular gypsy folk band Opaque.
There will be a packed timetable of music, contemporary circus, theatre, creative workshops, have-a-go sports activities – from acrobatics to kite making, martial arts to dance – a children’s fun fair and world food and drink. With more than fifty organisations, groups and performers taking part there will be something for everyone.
Kicking off on Friday evening, the Festival programme will include the first showing of the Thank You Peterborough film featuring local school pupils, and residents with musical performances by High Heritage, Peterborough Opera and local gypsy jazz band Opaque.
There will also be activities available to give a taste of what will come over the weekend.
Saturday will be full of excitement, wonder and energy with a diverse range of great local bands and performances, theatre, and activities to keep everyone entertained, culminating in a full party atmosphere around the performance stage, hosted by BBC Radio Cambs and PCR FM’s Kev Lawrence.
Sunday will have a more relaxed atmosphere, but will still offer plenty of multi-cultural performances, sport, games, entertainment, theatre, and art throughout the day.
A guide to all of the performers, acts and attractions available on each day can be seen here: www.nenepark.org.uk/festival-line-up
Matthew Bradbury, Chief Executive of Nene Park Trust, said: “People across the city are in for a real treat throughout the festival – there is truly something for everyone across every day.
“The festival is designed to bring the city together and celebrate the many fantastic and diverse offerings the city has to offer. We are delighted the festival will showcase many of the talents from the city.
“The festival will offer a good mix of different, weird and wonderful experiences that people might not have seen or tried before, alongside firm favourites for all the family.”
Adrian Chapman, Executive Director: Place and Economy for Peterborough City Council, added: “The past two years have been incredibly difficult for everyone, but we can take great pride in the way our communities came together, stronger, to support those who needed help the most.
“Peterborough Celebrates Festival will be a chance to thank those people, recognise the many people in our communities who make such a difference and come together to celebrate the great things in our communities.”
Festival goers are encouraged to use sustainable transport options where possible, such as the Stagecoach Number 1 bus which runs from Queensgate to Orton Wistow. However, free car parking and various park and ride (bus and rail) schemes will be available for festival goers in the following places: Lynch Wood Business Park (PE2 6FY) and Railworld Wildlife Haven (PE2 9NR).
There will be limited car parking available at Ferry Meadows, with the main Visitor Centre car park reserved for performers and Blue Badge holders during the festival. Blue Badge holders can park for free during the festival.
For more information about the festival please visit www.peterboroughcelebratesfestival.co.uk