Daytime Line up (Noon to 4pm)
CBeebies favourite Swashbuckler
Gemma Hunt live on stage
- Pirate-themed fun
- Magic show
- Prince and Princess singalong
- Puppet Shows
Evening line up - 6pm onwards
Kelly Llorenna (Formerly of N Trance)
Clint Boon (DJ Set)
Nathan (Brother Beyond)
Line-up and artists
Family entertainment at #OldhamLIVE starts at Noon with a special show led by kids’ favourite Gemma Hunt, aka Gem from CBeebies’ Swashbuckle. This features entertainers and puppet shows and will start at the top of each hour from Noon until 4pm.
Live music will then rock Parliament Square. The Farm – famous for hits such as Groovy Train, Stepping Stone and the anthemic All Together Now – are the headline act on the evening bill.
Joining them are a range of performers appealing to all kinds of music tastes.
First up – for 80s and pop lovers – is Nathan Moore from boyband Brother Beyond who counts The Harder I Try, He Ain’t No Competition and Be My Twin amongst his UK chart hits.
Oldham-raised Kelly Llorenna formerly of Eurodance act N-Trance is the vocalist on huge tunes like Set You Free – the biggest-selling dance single of 1995 – plus Da Ya Think I’m Sexy and True Love Never Dies.
Oldham-born Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets will be serving up one of his legendary DJ sets guaranteed to get Parliament Square and the ‘Boon Army’ bouncing.
The penultimate act is urban UK girl band Stooshe. The Brit and MOBO-award nominees have enjoyed top five UK hits in recent years with Black Heart and Love Me, plus hits like Waterfalls and Slip – all delivered in their inimitable urban and carefree blend of pop, R&B and soul.
Eating, drinking and transport
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Get ready for Oldham LIVE
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#OldhamLIVE – The Farm to headline free new festival in Oldham
The date and line-up for #OldhamLIVE – a spectacular new free entertainment and music festival in the town centre – has been revealed.
Oldham Council and Revolution96.2 are teaming up to put on a packed day of family fun offering something for all ages and tastes on Saturday, September 9.
The #OldhamLIVE stage – under the Parliament Square owls – will host a great line-up of entertainment and live music.
Pirate-themed fun kickstarts the festival with kids’ favourite Gemma Hunt, aka Gem from CBeebies’ Swashbuckle, headlining a family show featuring entertainers and puppet shows starting at the top of each hour from noon until 4pm.
Live music then gets underway at 6pm with a sparkling line-up headlined by The Farm, plus hitmakers Stooshe, Kelly Llorenna formerly of N-Trance, a Clint Boon DJ set and Brother Beyond.
Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader, said: “It’s so exciting to reveal our plans and start the countdown to #OldhamLIVE today.”
“This festival will plug a gap in Oldham’s entertainment offer and it’s great news for residents, families, music lovers, visitors and town centre traders.
“We’ve got some brilliant local live music venues and events but the new Parliament Square gives us the chance to deliver something extra. This is a festival with a line-up of established acts and entertainment where families can have fun and enjoy some of the best-selling artists of recent years – and all for free.
“We’re working with Revolution96.2 doing our bit to promote Oldham and to give families a top day out. Your bit is to simply come along, enjoy yourselves, spread the word and help to give our local economy a real boost on the day.”
Revolution 96.2 have been partnering Oldham Council to put the #OldhamLIVE entertainment line-up together and their DJs – Elliot Eastwick and Dave Sweetmore – will lead the Parliament Square crowds through the event.
Matt Ramsbottom, Managing Director at Revolution96.2, said: “This is brilliant news for Oldham – a real first for the town centre and we’re excited to be making this happen.”
“The pirate-themed kids’ show is bound to be a real hit and great fun, and we’ve tried hard with the music line-up to suit all kinds of tastes, so there are acts on the bill for the nostalgic – from the 80’s, 90s, Noughties – and now.”
#OldhamLIVE falls on the final day of the Your Oldham Festival which aims to celebrate and showcase the fantastic co-operative activities happening across our borough.
From 10am to 2pm on the same day families can enjoy the ‘Your Future’ event at Oldham Library where there will be a host of activities based around imagining an Oldham of the Future.
You can add to the ‘Future Oldham Skyline’, create futuristic pieces of artwork with the kids at our craft sessions, feel the power of the Force with Imperial Stormtroopers, duel with Darth Vader and dance with some royal guests.
You can even have an adventure with our Pirate Captain or write a letter to Oldham, letting us know what you want to be when you grow up – or stop by The Glitter Bar for some sparkly face and body art and add some sparkle to the day.
To book tickets and guarantee your place for some Galactic Knight Training or a Princess Singalong with your favourite Ice Queen, her little sister and their princess friends, please visit www.youroldham.coop
Full event timings and information on other arrangements for #OldhamLIVE will be released in the run-up to September 9.
How can you sponsor the event?
Town centre businesses are encouraged to capitalise on the festival and promote special offers for the day using the #OldhamLIVE hashtag on social media. Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Matt Ramsbottom on 0161 621 6500 or email email@example.com