A huge round of applause for the Rainford Summer Festival line up which was announced today and looks to be a real belter!
Headlining the Wish FM stage will be Arcane Bronze, a young up and coming band from Wigan who have a love for distorted guitars and heavy riffs. They will be performing a set from their recently released album which is currently receiving rave reviews. We are also delighted to welcome back former student Matthew McFegan on lead guitar too!
Check out Rainford High's ever popular and well supported rock band Western Circus who will take to the Wish FM stage with a mix of their own songs and covers.
The Leadswingers start the party with a mix of rock music from across the decades to get your feet tapping and into the festival swing.
We welcome The Patriots, a young band from St Helens. Their Indie-Rock style is currently causing quite a stir, gaining crowds and gathering large followings at gigs across the area! Despite being so young, The Patriots have been throwing out covers of massive artists such as Arctic Monkeys, The Smiths and The Stone Roses, as well as getting into the studio to record their own material like “Back to the Start.”
We also welcome to the Wish FM stage Wigan band, Abraham Saints who will perform their recently recorded debut single Above The Storm, along with some well-known cover songs. The 6-piece band are making a big impression on the Wigan live scene with their indie-rock sound influenced by the likes of The Verve and Ocean Colour Scene. Abraham Saints say the presence of Marc on keyboards and the members’ diverse musical interests give Abraham Saints its own distinctive sound with a real mix of influences, including older stuff like Elvis and Buddy Holly.”
Paul Storey Puppets and Magic is quite simply the best children's entertainer you could wish for! He will be performing shows across both stages throughout the day, featuring magic, ventriloquism, plate spinning and audience participation, guaranteed to capture hearts and minds no matter what your age!
Manchester School of Samba will be working with Rainford High students to perform a percussion and dance band guaranteed to get a loud fun carnival atmosphere going.
St.Helens Youth Brass Band will be performing a full set of their classic songs in true brass band style.
The Ha Ha Club comes to Rainford! Following great reviews from across the region, we welcome three up and coming stand-up comedians to get you laughing into the evening.
MD Productions are a professional dance company from Liverpool who reached the live semi-finals on Simon Cowell's hit TV show 'Britain's Got Talent' in both 2007 and 2009 and from their first audition to their live performance, left the country wanting more. Look out Rainford you will be blown away by their amazing. performance!
Talking of dance, Sixth Former and experienced dancer Amy Jones has been working with Rainford High students this term to create Street Dance routines and you can also see Niamh, a contemporary dancer who trains at the Lowry perform a show stopping routine.
Rainford Zumba instructor Vicky Towie will be putting on a show featuring both adults and primary school children and you are also welcome to join in!
Wish FM Presenter James Everton will be live on stage for chat and playing all your favourite tunes. James presents the “Total Access” programme on Wish FM each week night from 7 to 10pm.
The popular Open Mic sessions are back again this year, run by The Junction they give everyone the opportunity to join in and perform at the festival. Have you ever wanted to play Ukele? Well, now you can with the special 'Uke Can Do It' community sessions co-ordinated by School Governor Victor Sheedy.
Musicians from Rainford High will be entertaining audiences on both stages throughout the day, with a wide range of excellent talents on offer including singers, flautists, guitarists, bands, rappers and percussionists. Rainford Rock Choir have been busy rehearsing your favourite songs so expect an exciting performance. Don’t miss Rainford Church of England Primary School’s choir performance too!
The whole day promises to be packed full of exciting activities and music for all the family.