Gabz set to perform at this year’s Stevenage Day

Cllr Howard Burrell, Roxy Searle, Kristian Lawrence (sponsor of the music festival and owner of The

Cllr Howard Burrell, Roxy Searle, Kristian Lawrence (sponsor of the music festival and owner of The Practice Roomz) and Gabz - Credit: Archant

This year’s Stevenage Day will include a music festival for the first time, with acts announced including Britain’s Got Talent finalist Gabz and star of The Voice Nadeem Leigh.

Roxy Searle and Gabz

Roxy Searle and Gabz - Credit: Archant

The free event on Sunday, June 8, will be held at the King George V Playing Fields from 11.30am and promises something for all ages.

There will be two music stages showcasing local talent, with acts joining Gabz and Nadeem including Roxy Searle, JOANovARC, The Marksmen, and Calm for the Restless.

Gabz is set to perform her new single Change the Game, which will be released on April 13.

As well as the music stages, there will also be performances from the likes of Camps Hill Primary School’s cheerleading squad and the Essex Show Dogs in the main arena, and more than 200 stalls offering a wide range of local produce, crafts, food and drink, games and challenges.

Why not relax and enjoy light refreshments at the 1940s vintage tea party?

Councillor Howard Burrell, Stevenage Borough Council’s executive member for children and young people, culture, sport and leisure, said: “Having our very own Stevenage Day music festival is a great boost to the activities on offer this year and gives our fantastic home-grown talent a great platform to show what they can do in front of a local crowd.

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“We are delighted with the fantastic line-up of attractions Stevenage Day has to offer.

“We’ve worked hard to put together an eclectic mix of activities, performers, rides and tasty treats.

“I’m really looking forward to the event, which will have more than 200 stalls and a variety of entertainment, so there is sure to be something for everyone.”

Free parking will be available on the day at The Forum, Southgate, Marshgate, Aldi and St Georges Way multi-storey car parks.

If you want to promote your organisation at this event, call 01438 242206 or email for more information and an application form.