Party on the Pitch Preview 2012!
Summer is back and for those of us in this glorious corner of Wales that can only mean one thing…Party on the Pitch is back! If your looking for an affordable, fun, family-orientated festival to take the whole family to this June then look no further than our 5th Party on the Pitch extravaganza at Tycroes RFC, the annual spectacle that always leaves you gasping for more!
This year’s event takes place on Saturday 9th June and having attracted thousands upon thousands of festival-goers in recent years, make sure you don’t miss out on the fun this summer. Nestled tightly alongside the breath-taking Betws Mountain in Carmarthenshire, the much lauded “Garden of Wales” – Party on the Pitch provides exactly what the name suggests; a fun-fulled and action-packed party on a pitch for the whole family, from toddlers to teenagers and from adults to pensioners.
With a diverse but popular line up each year, the 2012 line up proudly boasts X Factor star Amelia Lily amongst the headliners, ably backed up by 60′s Chart Toppers The Tremeloes and Herman’s Hermits. Another 10 acts complete the lineup – Atlas Plans, The Cherry Beats, NVS, Dead Wolf Club, the Ecko, Queen Tribute Band Rhapsody, The Rookz, The Untouchables, Carbon and Peepshow! With this summer’s festival bringing down the curtain on Tycroes RFC’s Centenary Celebrations, the organising committee have gone all-out in ensuring this years event is not one to be missed!
Middlesbrough teenager Amelia Lily wowed the nation last year with her show-stopping 3rd place finish on the incredibly popular X Factor and followed up her talent show success by penning a 3-album deal worth a reported £500,000 to make her childhood dreams a reality. With long flowing blonde locks and a strong voice she is regularly compared to uberstar Christina Aguilera and her vocals are sure to reverberate around the hills come June 9th in a manner never experience before in these parts!
Backing up the supremely talented and prodigious Amelia will be the Tremeloes, the blasts from the past and chart toppers from the 60′s who were once more acclaimed than their close rivals The Beatles! Carrying on the pop revival at Tycroes RFC on the same day will be Herman’s Hermits, themselves also chart toppers in 1960′s with their debut single and signature song “I’m into Something Good”. It shapes up to be an incredible day of music on the pitch with a varied and diverse outpouring of all those favourite songs from across all generations.
Away from the stage the event continues to live up to its “fun for all” moniker with a wide range of activities for all the family. Returning will be the ever popular Fun Fair in addition to many new features from Streamline Leisure. For those who have seen them before, a highlight of this years event will undoubtedly be the ever-popular and innovation “Water Zorbz”, best described as a way to run, roll, flip and spin on the water…without getting wet! Imagine a hamster ball on water as you crash into each other and roll across the water and you have some idea of the fun to be had from “Zorbing”. Bucking Bronco’s and Sumo Wrestling fancy dress suits also help to add to the fun whilst those with a need for speed can take advantage of the mini motor bikes that will be on hand. Last year the surprise hit of the day, “the Brian Moore Mouth”, will again be back with prizes on offer for those who can defeat all comers by passing the most balls through Brian Moore’s gigantic mouth – You just throw it, Brian Moore will eat it!
Along with many smaller stalls that will be dotted around the pitch, the arena is a fun-filled paradise for all whatever the age. With food and drink playing a major part of these festival events Party on the Pitch will also be impressive as usual this year, from typical festival fare in burgers and hotdogs to more lavish offerings of noodle boxes and the ridiculously popular hog roast! To whet your appetite and no doubt as home base for many of you will be our immensely popular and much-loved Marquee where we will feature many of the bands alongside our long bar which will be stocked to the brim with your favourite beverages.
Additionally, as in previous years and as befitting the event’s community-based intentions, Party on the Pitch is proud to be working with and supporting Sue Ladd and Friend’s Cancer Charity, endeavouring to ensure this wonderful lady and the good work she does is prominently featured on the day. With a charity motto which states “together we can find a cure”, Party on the Pitch is pleased to play a small part in attempting to further Sue Ladd’s aims.
This will be an all ticket event with numbers limited by the Licensing Authority. Tickets are now available through numerous outlets including Tycroes RFC clubhouse and Odd’s “N” End’s in Ammanford town centre. Early Bird tickets are priced at £10 for adults over 18, £7 for those aged 8-17 and in keeping with our family promise all kids aged 7 and under go free! Judging by the significant interest already experienced, the tickets are expected to sell quickly therefore it is recommended to pick them up soon to not miss out on the place to be this June 9th! The annual event has truly increased the village’s status as more than just the gateway to the M4 and you will regret it if you miss out this year. Just ask those who have been present at past events! Once you arrive you won’t want to leave! Remember to visit www.thepartyonthepitch.com for more info or like us on Facebook