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Celebrating forty years of the Havering Show

Published: Monday, 16 July 2018

This August Bank Holiday Weekend, the 26 and 27 August, will see the celebration of 40 years of the Havering Show.

40 years of the Havering Show
We are celebrating 40 years of the Havering show this August Bank Holiday

The Havering Show is the borough’s biggest free event. The main stage hosted by Time 107.5FM will feature music from the four decades the show has been running.

Sunday’s headliners are the international funk/disco band Heatwave, whose hits from the 70’s Boogie Nights, and Always and forever. They will be supported by 80’s group Curiosity Killed the Cat who had success with Down to Earth, Misfit and Ordinary Day.

Sunday will also feature Phil Fearon, Lead singer, songwriter and instrumentalist from the 1980’s band Galaxy. Headlining the main stage on Monday will be S Club Party, three of the members of the original S Club 7, who will be performing many of their hits from the noughties, including S Club Party, Bring It All Back and Don’t Stop Moving. They will be supported by Baby D who had massive number one hit, Let Me Be Your Fantasy, in 1994 and won the ‘Best Dance Act Category at the very first MOBO awards in 1996.

Tribute bands feature over the weekend include, Andrew Browning’s tribute to George Michael, and A little Respect’s tribute to Erasure. The number one Essex covers band Expose will also be performing again. 

Alongside the main stage, will be the Fairkytes Live stage which will be hosting local bands and acoustic artists as well a special performance from Toyah Willcox.

But it’s about so much more than the amazing music.

The Community Performance Stage will be back with performances from Irish Dancers, Majorettes and an Elvis tribute. There will be something for absolutely every one of all ages at the show. Over the two days other attractions will include craft stalls, street food and licensed bars. Youngsters can look forward to a fairground, giant inflatables, quad bikes for the adventurous, soft play for toddlers and an interactive animal experience from Wild Science which includes reptiles, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates.

The Havering Show is supported by the Romford Recorder and Time 107.5 FM.  For more up to date information then please visit www.havering.gov.uk/haveringshow

Councillor Damian White, Leader of the Council, said:

“This 40th anniversary show promises to be the best so far. We’ve a great range of acts from four decades and a whole host of other talent, as well as attractions that will appeal to everyone, young and old.”

“We look forward to seeing you there in August.”

This year’s show will be held at Harrow Lodge Park in Hornchurch on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August, between 11am and 6pm on both days.