Coldplay tribute act set to present a field full of stars at Harpenden fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 21:03 16 March 2018

Coldplay tribute band Yellow will be performing at Festival on the Field 2018.

Coldplay tribute band Yellow will be performing at Festival on the Field 2018.

Paul Alexander

Hit songs from Coldplay – a band that has sold more than a 100 million records worldwide and won dozens of awards – will feature at Harpenden’s largest outdoor music event this summer.

Coldplay tribute band Yellow will be performing at Festival on the Field 2018.Coldplay tribute band Yellow will be performing at Festival on the Field 2018.

The British rock group’s award-winning sound will be reproduced by tribute act Yellow as the headline performance at Festival on the Field 2018, which again promises to be a fun day out for all the family.

Tickets are now on sale for the popular event, which raises money for local schools and takes place on the playing field at Sir John Lawes School on July 7.

Three further tribute acts – plus an extra stage performance that will add even more fun to the usual musical bonanza – will be revealed in the spring.

Mark Hill, one of the show’s organisers, says: “For 2018, Festival on the Field has confirmed bookings for great performers and we’re delighted to announce that Coldplay tribute band Yellow will headline. But it’s not just about the music – as in past years, there will lots of other activities, many of which are aimed at keeping the kids entertained!”

Since the show’s award-winning 2012 debut, it has returned in 2014 and 2016, raising a combined total of more than £60,000 for projects at Harpenden’s Sir John Lawes and Manland schools. And this year tickets for the event that are sold at other schools in Harpenden will mean that they also receive a share of the proceeds.

The fairground that proved such a hit in 2016 will return bigger and better than before, and there will be the usual range of cuisine for all tastes available onsite at the Sir John Lawes sports field. This year, no alcohol can be taken into the event but drinks prices at the event’s real ale bar, Pimm’s bar and general bar will be great value, with proceeds going into the fundraising coffers.

There is a modest increase in the price of an adult ticket and gazebo pitches this year, but tickets for children have been pegged at the same £10 price as 2016.

You can get in touch with the festival organisers at festivalonthefield@gmail.com or see www.festivalonthefield.co.uk

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