Coronation Day, Saturday 6 May, will be celebrated in style across Oldham. Residents have been busy organising street parties, and the Council has helped out with funding for 107 of them.
Meanwhile outside the Old Town Hall, from 10am until 6pm you’ll be able to watch the Coronation live on the big screen, followed by an afternoon of live music and family entertainment.
There’ll be a musical extravaganza with the “Best of British” tribute bands:
- Do It Like Dua – A Tribute To Dua Lipa will bring us the lively sounds of dream pop and nu-disco.
- 70s-80s ska-pop Madness tribute band Gladness will take us “One Step Beyond”.
- Glam rockers Queen II will serenade King Charles III in royal style.
- Tania as Amy Winehouse will wrap Oldham in her smooth, sophisticated blues and jazz.
- Last but not least, Oldham’s very own The Threetles will take us back to the 60s Mersey Beat – they’re bigger than The Beatles (though not literally).
- Coronation-themed creative workshops for children.
- Family-friendly street performers, including the Bouncing Busby Guards, King of the Dinosaurs Tyrone the T-Rex and The Great British Garden Party.
Don’t forget to follow #CoronationOldham on our social media – and look out for our Countdown to Coronation Quiz on Twitter @OldhamCouncil, every day till Friday 5 May.
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