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Musical flavour for all ages at Clipper Race in Southampton

Headline bands will be rocking the city for the kickoff weekend of the world’s longest yacht boat race, which departs from the Southampton on July 31.

Big names such as Toploader, Delays and Parade are entertaining during the free Clipper Race weekend held in Ocean Village in Southampton July 28-31.

With less than three weeks to go until the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race departs from Southampton, some exciting headline bands have been announced, as part of the entertainment schedule providing residents will four days’ free entertainment.

Local Southampton indie group Delays are performing Saturday (July 30) of the Clipper weekend arranged by Southampton City Council, MDL Marinas and Clipper Ventures. Delays have released four critically acclaimed albums to date, the first three of which made the Top 30 in the UK Album Chart.

Other headline bands include Toploader who feature on Friday evening (July 29). The mega success band from the 90s and 00s, known for hits such as “Dancing in the Moonlight”, reunited this year and front man, Joe Washbourn, has recently featured on this year’s “Popstar to Operastar” programme.

One of the hottest teen idol bands, Parade, will also be performing. The five-piece girl band last year toured with Shakira and debut single “Louder” was in the top 10 of the UK singles chart.

Councillor John Hannides, Cabinet Member for Resources, Leisure and Culture at Southampton City Council said:

“I’m delighted that the Clipper Race is starting in Southampton and it is set to be an entertaining weekend for residents and visitors of all ages.

“We want residents to get involved to make this a really special weekend for the many courageous sailor set to commence their round the world race.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase all that Southampton has to offer to an international audience and the event will attract tens of thousands of people of all nationalities to Southampton, generating millions of pounds for the local economy.

“I hope residents will join in on the celebrations and help see all the crews off in style.”

The 10 yachts depart from Southampton on Sunday July 31 on their 40,000 mile race, which is set to last for 12 months.

Wave105 are entertainment partners for the event in collaboration with Red Zone Music. See the full schedule for entertainment below:

Entertainment Schedule – Ocean Village – 28th – 31st July 2011

Thursday 28th July – 4pm-8pm
4pm-5.30pm Jazz Band – Old Thumper Dixie 5
5.15pm-6pm Boats Arrive (commentary)
6pm-7.00pm Keep stage free for boats arrivals
7pm-8pm Vox Pops Choir

 

 

Friday 29th July – 4pm-10pm
4pm-5.00pm Hold of Derry
5.30pm-6.30pm LIVE TV  (swing band Chris Walker Swingtet in the background)
7pm – 7.30pm ‘til Dusk
8pm-9pm Rufus Stone
9pm-10pm Toploader

 

 

Saturday 30th July – 11am-10pm

 

11am-2pm Street Vibes – Street dance (to include BGT acts)
2.30pm-3.30pm Vox Pops Choir
4pm-4.45pm Neko Roshi
5.15pm-6.15pm It Must Be Madness
6.45-7.30pm Parade
8.00 – 8.30pm GWEIDO (IOW)
9pm – 10.00pm Delays

 

 

Sunday 31 July – 10am-5pm
10.00-10.30 Hold for Derry
11am-12pm Ukulele Band
12pm-2pm Boat teams on stage
2pm-2.30pm To be confirmed
3pm-4pm Caribbean Lights (TBC)
4pm-4.30pm Commentary – race starts
4.30pm-5pm JUNK

 

Other Race Village Entertainment

Friday 29 July

6.00pm-10.00pm African dancers / acrobats / drummers / fire eater

Saturday 30 July

11.00am-11.30pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
12.00pm-12.30pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
1.00pm-1.30pm Circo Rum ba ba – Pirate ship
1.30pm-2.00pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
2.00pm-2.30pm Circo Rum ba ba – Pirate ship
2.30pm-3.00pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
3.00pm-3.30pm Circo Rum ba ba – Pirate ship
3.30pm-4.00pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
7.00pm-10.00pm Ember & Nigel – stilt walkers, fire eating, glow juggling

Sunday 31 July

11.00am-2.00pm Facepainting
11.00am-11.30pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
12.00pm-12.30pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
1.00pm-1.30pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
2.00pm-2.30pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
2.30pm-2.45pm Dahl Drumming
3.00pm-3.30pm The Amazing Guy – Circus skills
3.15pm-3.30pm Dahl Drumming
3.45pm-4.00pm Dahl Drumming
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