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Mash in the Meadow on Friday 5th July 2024

You might have missed the farewell at Glastonbury, but our headline act in 2024 is the next best thing! We are delighted to present Nearly Elton – the UK’s No.1 Elton John tribute act.

Elton will play a 90 minute set from approximately 21:15.

More information at the website: https://www.nearlyelton.co.uk/

Experience the ultimate Elton John tribute concert. Nearly Elton is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest showmen of our time.

This phenomenal production tours theatres and festivals throughout the UK and Spain and is an outstanding concert that takes audiences on a magical ride through five decades of hits including Rocket Man, Your Song, I’m Still Standing,Candle in the Wind, Sacrifice and many more

Back by popular demand, following an amazing debut last year! Joey the Lips – the Nation’s Funkiest 10-piece band.

Joey will play a 90 minute set from approximately 19:00.

More band information at their website: https://www.joeythelips.co.uk/

The band who play a variety of well known covers are guaranteed to get the audience dancing as soon as they start. Joey the Lips gigs are a full-on HI-ENERGY show!

​The band has played throughout the UK and Europe across a huge variety of venues. From TV chat shows to headlining to a 10,000+ audience at music festivals. In recent years they have supported Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, Will Young, UB40, Gabrielle, Bananarama, Toyah, Boney M, Scouting For Girls, Heaven 17 & The Real Thing. They also performed at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix Silverstone as well as at celebrity weddings, notably Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford.

Lesley Garrett live on Saturday 6th July 2024

https://lesleygarrett.co.uk

Lesley Garrett is one of the best loved and most down-to-earth personalities in British music. She performs solo or with full orchestra, with a repertoire ranging from operatic favourites to West End showtunes and crowd pleasing anthems.

After graduating from the Royal Academy, the Doncaster diva lent her soaring and passionate soprano to Glyndebourne and Wexford.

She joined the English National Opera and produced memorable performances in The Marriage of Figaro and Die Fledermaus before eventually taking a seat on the board of directors.

Lesley has always worked to popularise opera whilst retaining critical approval. She has graced the top of both classical and pop album charts, as well as playing her part on the Children in Need single Perfect Day. Turns on Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Fame Academy have broadened her appeal even further.

With a repertoire ranging from oratorio to Broadway, she attracts invitations to perform at special events across the globe, including three FA Cup finals. She also helped break box office records as Mother Abbess in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revival of The Sound of Music, wowing audiences with her outstanding vocal power.

The Bristol Ensemble

Supporting Lesley, we are delighted to welcome The Bristol Ensemble to Iron Acton…

Bristol Ensemble is Bristol’s ONLY professional chamber orchestra, and is renowned for its accessible, passionate, warm and virtuosic performances.  The orchestra plays an important role in culture and music education in Bristol and the West of England, working with outstanding artists to present a vibrant and varied annual programme of concerts and events in the region’s major venues.

More at their website: https://www.bristolensemble.com/

Back in 2024 – local market stall caterers

Our amazing catering line up…

  • Old Sodbury Lamb – favourite of local farmer’s markets, who be serving their home produced venison burgers, lamb burgers and sausages. Also, on the menu bacon and eggs. Served with home-made sauces and pickles. Gluten-free available.
  • Nicky’s Street Food Hub – from Chipping Sodbury’s Hatheral’s Yard market, who will be selling a selection of their tasty Indian, Thai & Caribbean food. Vegan/Vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  • Pop-up [Mash only] – Local Iron Acton gents with an offering to be confirmed.
  • Coffee, teas & cakesSunflour Cakery from Yate who will provide hot or iced coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a range cakes. Pre-ordered cream tea and picnics in a box for Lesley Garrett. Vegan/Gluten-free available.
  • Marshfield Ice Cream. Multi-award winning ice cream from local Cotswold Way farmers.

The Grand Appeal

During the event we will be collecting for The Grand Appeal, The Bristol Children’s Hospital. Any funds raised will go towards supporting the Wales and West Acute Transport for Children (WATCh). WATCh service provides transport – by air or land – for some of the sickest children in the South West and South Wales. With children’s intensive care only provided in a few hospitals, this mobile team ensures young patients get the treatment they urgently need.

Location, Directions and Car parking

The event is being held on Iron Acton Parish Meadow (Ordnance Survey Grid Reference ST 679837).

If you are driving to the event please follow the yellow event signs.

For those that need it, there will be a Drop-off Point in front of Iron Acton Parish Hall on the High Street – approximately 50 meters from the pedestrian entrance. The event’s main Car Park is on the broad grass verge alongside the B4058, approximately 100 meters from the Meadows. There will be a limited number of pre-bookable Accessible Parking spaces on the Meadows for Blue Badge holders – access adjacent to the Park Street entrance. There is NO general vehicle access to the MeadowsUnless you need to use the Drop-off Point or are a Blue Badge holder please do not drive into the village – access to the main car is from the by-pass.