Search

Havering Show line-up revealed

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:07 05 August 2014

Alexander O'Neal will perform at this year's Havering Show

Alexander O'Neal will perform at this year's Havering Show

Archant

Fans of soul, disco and ska music will be digging out their dancing shoes after seeing the line-up for this year’s Havering Show.

James Smith James Smith

Headlining the event are 80s star Alexander O’Neal, known for his hit Criticize, Two Tone favourites The Beat and Native New Yorkers Odyssey.

Also performing at the August bank holiday festival will be Tight Fit, known for their ubiquitous 1982 cover of The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and local lad James Smith, fresh from his exploits on Britain’s Got Talent.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Harrow Lodge Park in Hornchurch for the two-day event, which will be sponsored by Time 107.5fm and West & Coe Funeral Directors.

On Sunday, August 24, Odyssey, The Beat and James Smith will grace the main stage, while Alexander O’Neal and Tight Fit will perform on the following day.

Cllr Roger Ramsey, leader of the council, said: “This is by far the most popular event we run each year, attracting thousands of people from across the borough. I’ve no doubt this year will be just as successful and I hope everyone comes along and has a brilliant time, I’m certainly looking forward to it!”

On both days, the main stage will see performances from Baby Ballet, Dr Zero and the Hotheads, Lydia Lucy and Kryptic Fusion.

There will also be First World War-era song and dance as part of Havering’s 100-year commemoration.

Over on the acoustic stage, also on both days, will be Sophie De Battista, Ryan Harman, Glen Godfrey, Ryan Montgomery, Kevin Manning, Paul Ziepe, Ice Skaters, Lisa Wright, Miss Morgan and Black Electric Parade.

The event will also feature local dance troupe Havering Majorettes and displays from Colchester Birds of Prey, Delta Dogs and Waldburg Shire Horses. A new circus, a vintage helter-skelter, flower and crafts marquee, trade and food stalls and over 70 classic cars will also be part of the entertainment.

The event will run from 11am-6pm on both days.

Read more:

Romford Pictures: Havering Show proves a hit in Harrow Lodge Park

Havering Show backstage: Suzi Quatro on staying in shape and her new show

Latest Romford News Stories

A mum-of-two has launched an online campaign to promote the borough and its family-friendly activities.

If you’re wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend why not watch our three-minute Met Office update on whether we’re getting rain or sunshine?

Yesterday, 12:20

A charming musical about life, love – and tradition – in a Russian Jewish community wowed on its opening night.

Yesterday, 10:39

England 400-plus years ago was not keen on free speech, as Prof Ged Martin explains

Yesterday, 09:40

An entrepreneur who secured an exclusive top prize at last year’s Thames Gateway Business Awards has spoken of the “amazing” effect it has had on his charity.

Yesterday, 07:00

Hundreds of families are without a permanent home in Havering, the highest figure for a decade and a sign of a burgeoning housing crisis. In the first of a special series of reports, EMMA YOULE meets those struggling to find a place to live and asks why?

Thu, 17:30

The Liberty shopping centre has revealed that JD Sports will be partly taking over where BHS used to be.

Thu, 15:38

Havering Council took a bold step forward to reassure members of the community worried that wind turbines will one day be installed beauty spots.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now