Music, dancing and fun in free festival at Peterborough

Paul Potts

Paul Potts - Credit: Archant

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and the Portuguese Festival of Peterborough are joining forces to present a fun-packed music festival in the heart of Peterborough.

Adrian Duffy

Adrian Duffy - Credit: Archant

Big Day Out on Saturday, July 19, will feature a host of music, dancing, food and fun including headliner Britain’s Got Talent’s first ever winner Paul Potts packed into Peterborough’s Cathedral Square.

One Eyed Cats

One Eyed Cats - Credit: Archant

Radio 1 tipped Fenech Solar, Peterborough based Americana folk musician Adrian Duffy, One Eyed Cats, dance act Goldstar and choirs Peterborough Voices and Take Note community choir will be among those taking to the stage between 1pm and 8pm.


Goldstar - Credit: Archant

From 8pm the Portuguese Festival will take over the stage to continue the entertainment into the evening.

Fenech Soler

Fenech Soler - Credit: Archant

The day’s entertainment will be compered by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenters Paul Stainton, Nick Carter and Jane Smith. There will also be some surprise guests to be revealed nearer the time.

Big Day Out is a charity event to raise cash for the radio station’s Raise the Roof campaign in aid of Thorpe Hall Hospice’s appeal.

It is free to attend but there will be fundraising activities on the day to get involved in.

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Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall became BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Charity Partner at the start of the year and Big Day Out is one of many fundraising events helping to raise the £6 million needed to build a new hospice to serve the region.

The current total sits at £2.25 million and with building work set to start in September more support is urgently needed.

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