Residents will be heading to Dinton Pastures Country Park in Hurst this weekend for the delights of the family-friendly Marvellous – The Tribute Festival.
The musical extravaganza on Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30 will include world class acts inspired by superstar artists such as Queen, the Beatles, Phil Collins, James Brown, Prince, Motown, Bryan Adams and Adele.
As well as two stages, there will be a circus big top, fairground rides, bars, food stalls, camping and free activities for children.
“Last year’s Marvellous was a tremendous success,” said Cllr Norman Jorgensen, executive member for environment, sports, environmental health, leisure and libraries.
“We had fantastic feedback from many people who said how great it was to have such a family-friendly festival on their doorstep.
“I hope lots of Wokingham Borough residents thoroughly enjoy all the different music and events taking place and have lots of fun this year too.”
Peter Lincoln, who is Marvellous Festival co-director with Steve Stanton, said: “There is something for everyone.
“As well high end tribute acts we have a second stage of upcoming talent, a circus big top for the first time and exciting activities for children. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the festival experience within a family friendly setting.”
Acts at this year’s festival include Ultimate Elton, Re-Take That, The Fab Beatles, No Jacket Required, the UK Foo Fighters, Coldplace and How Sweet It Is – Motown’s Greatest Hits.
Also lined up are Fleetwood Bac, Abba Fever, Lareena as Adele, the Bryan Adams Experience, Buzz D’Angelo as James Brown and Prince, One Step Behind and Queen – the Great Pretender.
It is the second time Marvellous – The Tribute Festival has been held at Dinton Pastures, and follows a consultation into what residents wanted to see at the country park.
The festival gates open at noon each day although parking is available from 10am. Live performances start at 1.30pm and finish at about 11pm on both days.
Vehicle access to the festival site is from Sandford Lane, and not the main gate on Davis Street. Drop off and pedestrian access and exit from the event is from the main car park at Dinton Pastures only.
Dropping off and picking up from neighbouring roads may seem easier, but actually creates problems for residents and traffic passing through. With this in mind people are also encouraged to leave plenty of time as the roads around the country park, in particular around Winnersh and Twyford, are likely to be busier than normal.
Campers will also be arriving from noon on Friday July 28 and there will be a pre-festival gathering on the Friday night.