Band will take people to the beach for the March summer festival

March Festival 2011

March Festival 2011 - Credit: Archant

TOP entertainment is coming to town for the March Summer Festival in West End Park.

Following from the success of tribute band, Think Floyd last year, the committee have arranged for a performance by the UK Beach Boys on the open air stage in the park on Saturday June 8.

Described as the Number One Beach Boys tribute act, the group have actually appeared with original band members.

Rodney Crabb, stage acts co-ordinator for the festival explained: “When we saw The UK Beach Boys at the Peterborough Beer Festival a few years ago, we thought they would be perfect for our event and after the success of the tribute band last year, we decided to book the band.

“They sound great and even if the sun might not shine all evening, we will at least get to hear the sound of summer!”

The Saturday night stage will also come alive with the sounds of Soulweaver, who are influenced by rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Cream and are guaranteed to have everyone rocking in the park.

The festival will be officially opened by Jason Wing, Principal of Neale Wade Academy and Andrew Pugh, the Mayor of March, at 1.45pm.

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Included in the park will be the return of the miniature railway and a new attraction in the form of “pig racing” with a twist.

Derek Rutter, of March Lions, said the pig racing went down a storm at St George’s Fayre in April so told visitors to prepare to be amazed.

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