The days are longer, the weather's getting warmer and it's time to think about this year's Marvellous '06 outdoor summer concert weekend on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July at Wellington Country Park.
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This is a festival that's perfect for families - you can bring your own picnic or enjoy some of the delicious food on offer (barbecue, hog roast, vegan apple pie, Asian cuiisine), you can sing and dance to a range of top tribute acts and chill out in a beautiful park.
Kids (and any adventurous grown-ups!) will enjoy the World Cup inflatable football challenge, the rodeo bull, an obstacle course, face painters and a giant bouncy castle.At the end of each evening, there's a spectacular firework finale designed and fired by Paul Franklin, who provides displays at the concerts of artistes such as U2, Atomic Kitten, Westlife, and Robbie Williams.
|One Night Of Queen|
The line-up for both nights include One Night of Queen, The Bootleg Beatles, Viva Santana, Perfect Alibi (Pink Floyd tribute), Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and T Rextasy.
Saturday 22 July
One Night of Queen - Gary Mullen is Freddie Mercury reincarnate, and with his band The Works recreates that special kind of magic of a Queen concert to the very last detail. Since becoming the outright winner of TV's Stars in Their Eyes, Gary has left a trail of speechless and stunned audiences in his wake, the whole world over.Rumours of Fleetwood Mac recreate hit after hit after hit as they celebrate those thunderous Mick Fleetwood grooves, and the brilliant guitar work of Lindsey Buckingham.
Viva Santana - This phenomenal six-piece Latin rock explosion continues to amaze fans wherever they present their celebration of the legendary Carlos Santana's music. They have played everywhere from theatres and rock festivals in the UK, Europe and even Cuba.
Sunday 23 July
The Bootleg Beatles - The greatest tribute to perhaps the greatest band of our time. The Bootleg Beatles will take you all the way from Love Me Do to Let It Be, a perfect reminiscence of a decade that seemed to last a lifetime. The band has performed over 4000 concerts worldwide, and continues to receive enthusiastic praise from audiences and press alike.
T Rextasy - To watch T.Rextasy in concert not only demands stamina, but also a healthy pair of lungs to sing along to the rocking numbers that made Marc Bolan the leading force of Glam Rock. All of the hits are here: Metal Guru, Jeepster, Telegram Sam, Hot Love, Ride a White Swan, Get it On, I Love to Boogie, and 20th Century Boy. The ultimate T.Rex experience for the 21st century!
Perfect Alibi - This band left the audience at our December Hexagon show absolutely stunned. Europe's top tribute to Pink Floyd is a most welcome addition to the cast of Marvellous'06. Pink Floyd are EMI Records' biggest selling artists of all time - bigger even than The Beatles - and last year's Live8 concert saw the unlikely reunion of this great band finally come to fruition - and what a reunion. Come and hear for yourselves just what makes this music so special - Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, and so much more.