The Wurzels to headline 50th Anniversary celebrations

Date Posted:23/07/2015

The main act at Yate Shopping Centre’s 50th anniversary celebrations will be the chart-topping local group, The Wurzels, supported by a host of tribute acts and other entertainment over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd August.

The full programme which will be the climax of the Centre’s summer activities has now been released and contains many old favourites:

SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST: Music through the decades with many of the UK’s finest tribute acts

11.00am               Frank Sinatra/Buddy Holly

Noon                     Tom Jones

1.00pm                 Adam Ant/Michael Jackson

2.00pm                 Mainly Madness

3.00pm                 Robbie Williams


11.00am               Community Music and Dance Groups

1.00pm                 Avon Fire & Rescue Wind Band

1.30pm                 Cake cutting & mural unveiling

2.00pm                 The Wurzels

In addition to the wide range of music, there will be a Party on the Beach with inflatables, bouncy castle, large slide, children’s characters and free giveaways.

Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager: “This is without doubt the largest event we have ever put on in our 50 year history and will be something to remember. We are encouraging the traders to get involved and local schools will be unveiling the latest mural which has been created 50 years after the first which is now sited near the entrance to the Tesco Extra store.

“Although the anniversary is the climax of the summer events, there will be activities going on throughout the holidays and, apart from the ever-popular beach in the centre square, the first of these will be a ‘Pop-Up Craft Fair’ at the end of this month. We are ensuring there is an activity that appeals to everybody over the next six weeks or so.”

The pop-up Craft fair, organised by HomeCrafters will be sited in 6-8 North Walk on Friday, 31st July and Saturday 1st August. It will include a wide variety of different crafts but as organiser Kirsty Bevan said there is always room for more: “We welcome new participants as the more the merrier. Anybody interested can contact me to reserve a table or go through our website”.

The regular programme of events being held throughout the summer holidays includes:

23rd July              Jazz Band

30th July              Punch & Judy (on the Beach)

4th August           Fireman Sam and Norman Price making appearances on the hour from Noon to 4pm

6th August           Disco on the Beach

11th August         61ft assault course

13th August         Steel Band

20th August         Punch & Judy (on the Beach)

27th August         Craft Workshop 

Full details on all summer activities at Yate Shopping Centre are included on the Centre’s website at

Further information on HomeCrafters is available from Kirsty Bevan, e-mail: homecraftersuk@gmail.comor website:


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