Saddleworth Show and WelliFest Music Festival 2019 is back
Date published: 25 April 2019
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The Rotary Clubs of Saddleworth and Oldham Metro have combined once more to stage a spectacular two day event to raise funds to help local and Rotary good causes.
Over recent years the two clubs have given help to over 65 charities. All the helpers at the show are volunteers and all profits go to help the good causes.
This year, organisers are staging Saddleworth's most ambitious two day event ever. The event returns to the Well-i-Hole camp site, which means the show can offer free parking on both days.
The festival will start on the 29th June with the WelliFest community music event. The show features Tom Hingley - former Inspiral Carpets lead singer; Peter Sarsfield as Frankie Valli, plus 10 other local acts including the winner and runner-up to the 12-16 year old competition.
Two bars will be on site, including a gin and rum bar - plus a feast of food outlets from Saddleworth Pie Company to stone baked pizza and greek street food.
Sunday 30th June is the traditional family fun day, Saddleworth Show - which has been staged for over 35 years and is enjoyed by around 5,000 people annually.
In addition to the usual bars, food outlets, fairground, pony rides, craft and stalls there will be entertainment in the main arena.
These include a comedy trampoline act “The Crazy Tramps”, who have appeared at numerous venues in the UK and internationally; "Juba do Leao", a Brazilian inspired music and dance; and Global Grooves' giant puppets.
The fun dog show that has proven popular every year is also back and allows dogs to be enetered into a number of categories to win an award.
The show welcomes the local tractor group who will be riding in on their vintage tractors including the last David Brown tractor made.
For the youngsters, attractions include Laser Quest, a climbing wall, floating archery, WelliKids story telling and some baby animals.
Mahdlo are providing free activities and there will be a bird of prey static display.
To complete the scene there is the usual music showcase, featuring the widest range of musical talent the festival has ever staged.
This includes the 12-16 finalists of our talent competition, a rock choir, Mahdlo performers, baby ballet and a host of other acts.
Radio station Revolution 96.2 will be at the showground with their inflatable cube.
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