Hunt on for young musician to perform at Wellifest 2020

DO you know a talented young musician who would like to take centre stage at Wellifest music festival in Saddleworth?

Perhaps you have a son or daughter, brother or sister, niece or nephew, grandson or granddaughter aged 11 to 16 years old who can sing.

Whether they sing and play an instrument, sing to a backing track or are in a band, budding musicians are invited to enter a competition to win a spot in the Wellifest line-up.

Both the winner and runner-up will perform at the family music event on Saturday, June 27 at Well-i-hole Farm, Greenfield.

Other selected entrants will get the chance to perform the following day at the Saddleworth Show, with both events organised by the Rotary Clubs of Oldham Metro and Saddleworth.

Auditions are being organised by local musician Phil Grainger, with the venue and times to be confirmed soon. Check Facebook and the website for more details.

The winning musicians will be in good company at Wellifest as an array of fantastic local artists and bands will be performing.

Star billing goes to Manchester Ska Foundation while also taking the mic will be Jam Restart, The Cotton Famine Road, The Remedy, Phil Mcardle, Uncle Buck, The Microdots, Elmo Ashall Kelly, Aleya Mea Band and Stereo Haze.

Tony Burke, from RC Saddleworth, said: “Wellifest offers the biggest and best community music event in the area.

“We have a new extensive bar area provided by Donkeystone Brewery and an extensive food area suppling everything from pizza and burgers to Greek street food and wraps.”

Gates open on the day at 2pm and there will be live music from 3pm-9.30pm.

For more information or to buy advance tickets go online:

Wellifest 2019 (Picture by Start Coleman)

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