Tribute acts including Only One Direction, Green-ish Day and With the Beatles may be the headliners for Saturday’s much-anticipated Gig on the Green in Yateley but there is a wealth of local talent on offer as well.
The event on June 28, organised by Yateley Sports CIC and now in its fourth year, will feature many home-grown acts on stage at Yateley Green.
Yateley singer Kieran Ryan has made a big impact on the local music scene in the last few years and regularly plays pubs including The Highwayman and the Village Inn in Sandhurst where he has a good following of fans.
He will take to the stage at 7.40pm for a set with Paul Hudson.
Kieran said: “I am really looking forward to it. I played at the first Gig on the Green and I always go along with my family.
“It’s a great event, a real family affair.”
The Heathrow police officer promises his set will be upbeat and is guaranteed to get the feet tapping.
Organisers are hailing 20-year-old Mollie Bylett as the next big thing and are hoping she will follow in the footsteps of another Gig on the Green veteran Alexa Goddard.
Mollie, from Owlsmoor, is a singer songwriter who cites pop and folk among her influences.
Since finishing her A-levels at Ranelagh School in Bracknell, she has been concentrating on her songwriting and her blog www.mollie bylett.com.
She said: “Things have been really busy recently. At the moment I am doing a schools tour in the Newbury area and that is a lot of fun.
“There will be more of that to follow after Gig on the Green.
“I am very excited to be performing there this year. It’s an event I’ve really enjoyed in the past and it will be amazing to be up on stage.
“I have plenty of friends and family coming along to support me on Saturday and my set will be acoustic and original.”
More original songs will feature in the set from Watching Planes, a band centered around Eversley-based singer songwriter Kristian Wilkins and his long-standing writing partner Duncan Morter who together have notched up three UK Songwriting Contest Finals places.
Kristian said: “We’ve been applying to play at Gig on the Green for some time and I am asolutely delighted we have made it this year.
“We played Weyfest last year on a smaller stage but we are really looking forward to entertaining the crowds this weekend at Gig on the Green. It’s a fantastic event.”
Watching Planes also includes Aleem Saleh, Papa J, 17-year-old Ollie West from Farnham and John Munday.
Tickets for Saturday’s Gig on the Green are available, priced £20 for adults and £12 for children or from Discoveries, next to St Peter’s Church, or Romans in Reading Road, Yateley, or McDonalds in Camberley High Street or Fleet Road, Fleet.
Tickets are also available on the gate.
Gates open at 12 noon and Cranford Park and Potley Hill primary school choirs will be the first to entertain at 1pm.