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Pop trio to journey to Riverside Festival

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 March 2018

Nineties boyband 911 will headline the festival. Picture: GBC

Nineties boyband 911 will headline the festival. Picture: GBC

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This year’s Gravesham Riverside Festival, which will be headlined by nineties boyband 911, will take place on Saturday, July 14.

Now in its fifth year, the festival will begin at 11am and will feature music throughout the day, in what is expected to be another great event.

Cllr Sandra Garside, cabinet member for events, is expecting a big crowd to attend this year’s festival.

She said: “This festival is always very popular with the people of Gravesham, and even those visiting from neighbouring areas.

“Planning has been going on for some months and it promises to be a great day for everyone to enjoy.”

With lots in store for all the family at Gordon Promenade and the adjoining Fort Gardens, celebrations will culminate in Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constable and Simon “Spike” Dawbarn entertaining crowds with some of their smash hits Don’t Make Me Wait, Bodyshakin’, More Than a Woman, A Little Bit More and many more.

Bandstand fun will include the Iron Pier Brewery with a beer tent, Maidstone Lindy Hoppers performing throughout the day, The Nuthouse vintage barbers, The Horizon collection selling local history and shipping memorabilia plus a number of other varied vintage traders.

There will also be a selection of vintage cars and people in vintage costume.

On the bandstand there will be some great music, and the paved area next to The Chantry will have a pop-up tea shop.

There will also be a Fringe Festival in and around LV21 Lightship, with creative and participatory workshops and performances.

Throughout the day at Fort Gardens there will be a dedicated children and family area, which will include donkey rides, a bird show, traditional Punch and Judy, a mad scientist, interactive fun and a craft area making fairy houses and glitter festival headdresses.

Details will be available on website www.gravesham.gov.uk/riversidefestiva.

If you’re interested in sponsoring this year’s Riverside Festival please call 01474 337275 or email advertising@gravesham.gov.uk.

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