Colnbrook singer entertains at Maidenhead “beach” festival

Colnbrook based singer Mickey Berry and local band The Julia Set kept “beach” dwellers entertained at last weekend’s Maidenhead Festival.

The Julia Set with Colnbrook lead Micky Berry, centre.

The Julia Set with Colnbrook lead Mickey Berry, centre.

A popular singer from Colnbrook was among the headline acts at this year’s Maidenhead Festival at the weekend.

Starting the music off on Saturday and getting revellers in the mood despite the rain was the band the Julia Set, led by Colnbrook-based singer Mickey Berry.  Mickey will be known to some residents from his starring role in CAST’s Move over Mrs Markham in March.

Mickey was followed on Saturday night by the X-Factor’s Nate Simpson, from Slough, and tribute band Take That LIVE.

Organisers may have been a little disappointed by the weather but the enormous lengths they went to apparently paid off.

Festival organiser Lisa Hunter told the Windsor Observer:

“We imported 10 tonnes of sand to create a beach and people really enjoyed it. It was a shame we had some rain but it did not put people off.”

As well as a wide range of local bands and instant beach, the two day festival featured a circus skills sessions, mechanical animals to ride, and a ‘volunteer fair’ where residents were able to visit stalls run by various organisations and offer their services.

The festival saw five groups of teenagers from the National Citizen Service – teenagers aged 15 to 17 who had taken part in a Government programme that involved them in a great deal of volunteering.  The groups from Slough, Windsor, Reading and Maidenhead got to meet Prime Minister Theresa May, who came to support the festival.

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