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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Crewe Carnival is ‘going to be great’ says Darius


Darius Campbell says he is looking forward to this year’s Crewe Carnival (Saturday, August 28).

The Popstar to Operastar winner is the headline act at this year’s much anticipated event.

Speaking to Cheshire East Council earlier this week, Darius said: “I’m really looking forward to coming to Crewe for this year’s Carnival. I’m sure it’s going to be a great event and can’t wait to see everyone there.”

Cheshire East Council’s outdoor events team are now hard at work, putting the final touches to what is set to be a memorable day.

Tickets are now available – they are free but anyone who wants to attend the evening concert will need to get a ticket from the Lyceum Theatre, Nantwich Customer Services office or The Box in Crewe. Five tickets are available per person.

Carnival-goers can also look forward to:

  • A performance by ‘Over the Rainbow’ finalist, Dani Rayner
  • Performances by local band Vavoom, The Retrospective and Tom Seals (pianist and singer) and band (all courtesy of Volume PR)
  • Stunt displays
  • The Kangaroos (gymnastic display scheme)
  • Performances from X Academy and Footloose dance groups
  • Matrix cheerleading squad
  • Mini car display
  • A display of Cheshire birds of prey and Wyche Dog Training Club
  • Display by Crewe and Nantwich Horticultural Society
  • A children’s fairground and refreshment stands
  • A huge firework display, courtesy of Crewe Carnival partner’s Nemesis.

The Carnival will be officially opened by Crewe Mayor, Councillor Jacquie Weatherill. Cheshire’s Silk 106.9 Breakfast Show presenter, Andy Bailey, will host this year’s show together with Paul Senior from CAT Radio.

Cheshire East Councillor Andrew Knowles, Cabinet member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “There’s so much going on at this year’s Carnival – its set to be a fun-packed day for everyone. More than 500 tickets have already been handed out with plenty more available so don’t miss out.

“I would like to thank, in advance, all the acts and volunteers who are taking part. Such a large-scale event would not be possible without their help and enthusiasm.” 

Cheshire East Councillor and Mayor of Crewe, Jacquie Weatherill, added:

“I am very much looking forward to this year’s Carnival - its set to be an excellent day for people of all ages. I am proud to be officially opening the Carnival, it is sure to be a moment to remember.”

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