Gravesend Riverside Festival is an annual family fun event including live music, entertainment and Gravesend’s Summer Regatta on the Thames. Plus Country Fayre on the Square in Fort Gardens.
Let the fun begin
At the Gravesham Riverside Festival on 23 July we will be taking a trip back to the nineties with Ireland’s quartet B*Witched, the youngest girl group ever to notch a number one single in the UK pop charts.
Best known for their hits C’est La Vie and Roller Coaster in 1998 the double denim wearing girls topped the charts multiple times in the late nineties with two albums which sold more than three million copies.
Twins Edele & Keavy Lynch, who make up half of B*Witched starred in Robin Hood at the Woodville last Christmas are very excited to be returning to Gravesend Keavy said: “We are really looking forward to playing in Gravesend in the summer. Edele and I are especially looking forward to it as we spent the whole Christmas period there last year in Panto. The audiences were great and everyone was so very welcoming, how could we not be looking forward to that again? Gravesham get ready to party with B*Witched.”
The musical lineup on the two main stages on the prom, with sponsorship from our local partner Hatten Wyatt, will also include top leading tribute acts covering David Bowie (DavidLive), Take That (Fake That), Justin Bieber (Just Bieber) , UB40 (Rats in the Kitchen) and local band ‘the Unknown’ who will be starting the musical entertainment around Midday.
The festival will also have the usual array of food stalls and fun fair rides as well as two big tops with a Circus workshop, where you can try your hand at juggling or test your balance on stilts and the interface experience which is a promotion organised by the council’s apprentices.
The Interface Experience is essentially a taster of how a youth market might work where young traders will be selling unique products. There will be an information point encouraging young entrepreneurs to join and find out more about how to sell their products locally. There will also be other activities including a dance tent with a live DJ
Also returning to Riverside Festival will be Country Fayre On The Square, so mosey on down to the Fort Gardens where there will be traditional games, helter skelter, wild bird display, ferret racing and pony rides. There will be live music on the bandstand including Fiddle Fit, No Limits Street Band (who will also play a short set on one of the main prom stages) and headlining Rudy Warman and the Heavy Weathers and stalls offering a variety of local produce and lots of yummy homemade bakes and a traditional hog roast. Look out for a special visit from Pete the Dinosaur too.
The Line Up
12pm – 12.45pm: The Unknown
1.15pm – 2pm: UB40 Tribute
2.30pm – 3pm: No Limits Street Band
3.15pm – 4pm: Justin Bieber Tribute
4.15pm – 5pm: David Bowie Tribute
5.30pm – 6.15pm: Fake That
6.45pm – 7.30pm: B*Witched
*artists and times subject to change