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
After months of searching for an artist or band that is worthy of our loyal and supportive fans, Party on the Pitch 2011 is proud, pleased and excited to announce the new headline act for this year’s event – teenage sensations Twenty Twenty!
With their status as a band on the cusp of exploding onto the nation’s psyche, the Party on the Pitch committee are undoubtedly optimistic about the appearance of Britain’s hottest new band and are confident they will indeed rock the crowd under the summer Sun come June 18th! Previous headliners have tended to be well known names who are no longer at their artistic peak and whilst they have ensured each year has been a memorable event this year it is felt that will go with a band who are on their way up as opposed to the way down. Indeed, if respected music critics are to be believed we may well soon be remembering the day we saw superstars Twenty Twenty at Party on the Pitch before they hit stardom!
Rapidly rising through the underground since their formation in 2009, Twenty Twenty consists of bass player Jack, his guitar playing brother Sam and Sunny on the drums with all three sharing the vocals. Very much a combination of pop-rock and pop-punk, the band have quickly built up an image as a group with a similar style and sound to chart-toppers McFly and Busted and are considered by afficionados to be primed for even greater success than their trend-setting predecessors.
Hailing from Essex and Cambridge, the band was created when drummer Sam was introduced to the Halliday brothers in early 2009 and their similar styles have subsequently meshed into such an addictive and mellow pop-rock sound they have quickly amassed a burgeoning reputation for their live show best encapsulated by their 72,000 faithful fans on Facebook, in addition to 25,000 followers on their Twitter. Creating the name Twenty Twenty as a in-joke relating to the time on the clock (it was 7.40pm, 20 minutes to the 20th hour!), the 3 eager lads have built up an impressive resume as an independent touring band and have immersed themselves into the music industry with hard work and preservation. As well as their own headline tour across the nation the boys also have supported an array of British stars on their own tours, including The Saturdays, The Wanted, JLS, McFly, Selena Gomez and The Sugababes.
As well as achieving hits on music TV channels such as The Box and Chart Show TV with their own independently created music videos the band also reached number four in the UK Music DVD charts with their own release “Get Down Live With Twenty Twenty”, rubbing shoulders with mega-money releases from U2 and Michael Jackson. Impressing sufficiently with their artistic performances and music, the band have now been snapped up by major label Geffen Records and with a professional organisation between them the band are aiming for chart domination. Their quest is underway with their new single “Love to Life” being released on 17th April followed up by a mini-album they put out at the end of the month. As described by one entertainment website, ” ‘Love To Life’ is an infectious cocktail of rock and pop featuring an indelible melody, an anthemic sing-along chorus and soaring guitar riffs”.
We’re excited to have the up-and-coming band performing and to see a performance you may one day be telling your grandchildren about, they will be live at Tycroes RFC’s annual Party on the Pitch this June 18th. We’re not the only ones excited about the performance. Lead singer Sam stated that he “Really excited to get back to South Wales to play to our Welsh fans!”, suggesting a sensation set from a band riding a wave of public support to the top of the industry.
Tickets will soon be made available through numerous outlets, with a strictly limited number of Early Bird Tickets priced at a bargain £15 for adults and £10 for children, a saving of £3 per person compared to Standard Tickets(6 and under can even 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 18th. More information can be found on the official Facebook site (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Party-on-the-Pitch/10150104072955192) or the Official website at www.thepartyonthepitch.com
With the 2010 Party on the Pitch event having come and gone, organisers, participants and revellers are all reflecting on the massive success of the annual extravaganza.
With the occasion now being discussed and relived with enthusiasm across breakfast tables and social network sites, Party on the Pitch has truly began to grow from its humble village beginnings into a major, unmissable showcase of fun, music and friends.
From Midday on the 19th June almost 3000 (!!) People made the pilgrimage through the gates at Tycroes RFC and onto the green grass, an increase on last year’s 2,200 attendees and a ringing endorsement of the work put in by the organisers.
Orchestrated as something for everyone, the way the thriving throng split evenly between the impressive stage, the exciting kidzones and the outdoor bar emphasised the varied attraction to the Party.
Whether it was the electrifying Sizzler fairground ride, the angelic voice of crowd-pleaser and X-Factor finalist Lucie Jones or the cold refreshing taste of a Beer under the glaring Sun, everyone left satisfied and eager for next years event to hurry around.
Secondary attractions such as the mini Scarlets merchanise stall and airbrush tattoo’s proved popular as did the intoxicating Hog-Roast that made hundreds of bellies rumble in anticipation.
Were you the girl screaming in delight as you spun high up in the air on the unforgiving Terminator ride? Or maybe you were the karaoke singer screeching alone with the Animal’s and Spencer Davis to their famous songs? Perhaps you were even the gang of friends joking and teasing each other not far from the bar? If not, and you had the misfortune of missing out on this unique, friendly, family day out then June 2011 at Tycroes RFC…put it in your diary. With next year promised to be bigger and better than ever, next summer can’t come quick enough!