Star-studded seafront festival set to thrill
Alex Ross, Reporter Friday, July 8, 2011WESTON is set to go crazy this weekend with the arrival of dozens of top names in the world of music for T4 On The Beach.
The sell-out one-day music festival, which will be aired on Channel 4, will make its return to the resort on Sunday.
Gates open at 11am and the acts will be performing from noon to 5.30pm, with the curtain due to fall at 6pm.
As revealed in last week’s Mercury, the final star-studded line-up includes The Sugababes, who will perform their new single Freedom for the first time.
They will be joined by a host of big names including JLS, The Wanted, Olly Murs, Example, Alexis Jordan and N-Dubz.
Katy B, Tinchy Stryder, Aloe Blacc, Cher Lloyd, Jason Derulo and Chipmunk will also take to the famous stage.
One other star, Nicola Roberts, has said she cannot wait to perform at this year’s show, adding that fans should expect ‘a party by the ocean’.
She said: “I’ve told them that I want to go all out and I want it to be a big, fun party on stage.”
However, it’s not all good news for the stars with Jessie J having to pull out after injuring her foot.
She said: “I was so excited about the summer, but unfortunately these things happen.”
Aside from the music, three members of the cast from Hollyoaks are due on the day, plus actors from The Only Way Is Essex, Made In Chelsea and Skins will also appear on the day.
Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Ronan Parke will appear alongside last year’s runners-up Twist and Pulse.
Comedian Russell Kane completes the line-up of stars that will get the beach party alive and kicking.
Weston traders are expecting a busy weekend, with hotels and B&Bs almost fully-booked, and shops and bars braced for a massive influx of visitors.
People going to the event have been told not to bring with them large flags, glass bottles and big tents - but are warned to bring plenty of sun cream as the weather forecasters are expecting a hot day.
n For full-coverage of the event, visit www.westonmercury.co.uk - and buy a copy of next week’s paper.