FORGET the hills, it’s Wokingham that will be alive with music.
And it’s all thanks to the return of the International Street Concert on Saturday.
The free event takes place in Broad Street from 6pm, and the line-up sees all corners of the globe covered.
And as if that wasn’t enough, there will be street food and drinks to enjoy throughout the evening.
For those that have been before, the evening needs little introduction: it’s a free concert, taking place in Wokingham town centre, on a (hopefully) sunny Saturday night.
The bill includes a wide mix of genres and local musical legend Pauly Zarb.
Organisers say that audience members should bring a deckchair to sit on, but also to bring your dancing shoes.
Although picnics and nibbles are welcomed, there’s little need as there will be street food vendors serving up a range of tasty treats.
And, of course, the Broad Street Tavern and Bond Brews will be pouring beers for to get the party started.
The International Street Concert is now in its sixth year, and is hosted by Wokingham Town Council in partnership with local events company Yes Events.
Pauly Zarb will entertain with his multi-instrumental act and promises to bring an ‘earthy Aussie’ feel to the concert.
Also on the bill are the The Marshall Couzens Band, an exciting group combining the fine vocals of Liza Marshall with the soulful guitar of Spencer Couzens and a first-rate group of experienced musicians.
The sound of the band is rooted in country, southern rock, folk and blues, with original songs and classic covers performed in their own style.
Liza has played at clubs and festivals throughout Europe and has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s finest country singers.
And the highly acclaimed Mike Andrew will be performing as Robbie Williams.
Gaining recognition from Robbie Williams himself and Robbie’s father Pete Conway, Mike has performed for the likes of Coldplay, Mel C and Edith Bowman.
And that’s not all: he has sung with Robbie Williams himself at his Swings Both Ways concert.
Now he’s on hand to entertain you.
Closing the festival is Fully FunKtional, an eight-piece party band. If you want to see horn players starting a conga-line, a guitarist encouraging the crowd to assist in a wild solo and singers serenading members of the audience, then this is the band for you.
It’s all happening on Saturday – and we’ll be there as well. Don’t miss our picture round-up in next Thursday’s Wokingham Paper.