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Waterlooville Music Festival shaping up to be a great week

The Bourne Community College band perform at St George's Church in Waterlooville as they take part in the Waterlooville music festival.
Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (122034-3) ENGPPP00120120614154328

The Bourne Community College band perform at St George's Church in Waterlooville as they take part in the Waterlooville music festival. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122034-3) ENGPPP00120120614154328

EVEN more entertainment has been added to the programme for one of the area’s biggest music festivals.

Market Place Music will fill the town with tunes on the first Saturday of the free week-long Waterlooville Music Festival.

And on June 14 there will also be the St George’s Church summer fete.

The festival centres around the town centre church which is where all the paid-for-performances will happen.

But the free music in the town centre is put on by Waterlooville Business Association.

Jane Rice-Oxley said: ‘On the first evening it is party night with dancing to the six-piece band Out of the Shadows.

‘This year we’re running a competition for a new piece of music.

‘The winner will have their composition performed during The Last Night and will receive a prize.

‘Throughout the week there are free lunchtime concerts, schools concerts, and workshops as well as an evening programme finishing up with The Last Night of the Proms.’ Tickets are £6 for the evening concerts and £7 for the Last Night of the Proms.

There is a passport ticket costing £25 which will get you into all the concerts except the Last Night of the Proms, or a passport ticket of £32 which will include the Last Night.

The full programme is:

n June 14 – party evening of authentic 1960s music by Out of the Shadows in a cabaret setting with dancing.

n June 15 – Havant Symphony Orchestra.

n June 16 – Pitchpipers barbershop chorus joined by the African spiritual group Africapella.

n June 17 – Ooh Madam with Rob Richardson.

n June 18 – Highbury Area Band – a charity night with the raffle proceeds going to Waterlooville Food Bank.

n June 19 – Choristers of Portsmouth Cathedral Cantate Choir.

n June 20 – Ceilidh folk and ale night with the Bursledon Village Band, supported by the Pompey Pluckers.

n June 21 – Last Night of the Proms featuring Don Lloyd and the Meridian Wind Band.

Lunchtime concerts are at 12.15pm and 1.15pm.

Evening concerts are at 7.30pm.

To book tickets go to waterloovillemusicfestival.org.uk

 

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