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Rain fails to put off crowds at Gig On The Green

Sunshine eventually broke through in Yateley to reward crowds who stuck it out during downpours

 

A mix of downpours and sunshine descended on to Yateley's Gig on the Green at the weekend.

Determined not to be put off by the weather, around 3,000 people turned out to see live music from local singers and tribute bands for the likes of One Direction, Bob Marley and The Beatles.

Throughout Saturday afternoon (June 28) the crowd was entertained by choirs from Cranford Park and Potley Hill primary schools, the Y Factor, and a battle of the local pub singers.

Colin Ive, Gig on the Green organiser, said: "I am overjoyed at the amount of people that turned out despite the weather.

"From around midday there was a terrific downpour that started to flood the green but we know it drains well and there wasn't any mud.

"We were unlucky to catch the bad weather but we know we can run a successful event in the rain

The rain finally gave way and sunshine broke through at around 4pm as 20-year-old Mollie Bylett, dubbed the town's new Alexa Goddard, took to the stage.

Mollie performed her single These Are The Days as well as covers of Bastille's Flaws, and Rita Ora's I Will Never Let You Down.

 

The crowds were soon up on their feet to dance along to the Dirty Dancing Show, Only One Direction and the Trenchtown Experience.

Mr Ive said: "More people came in as the rain stopped and it was great to see people simply sitting back, chilling out and enjoying themselves.

"I think the most popular act was the Bob Marley tribute band but all the singers were great.

"It was so great to see so many people enjoying themselves in their own community and laughing and dancing, sometimes in the rain and sometimes in the sunshine."

Other acts due to appear at the event included tribute acts Only One Direction, Green-ish Day and With The Beatles alongside local musicians like Watching Planes.

 

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