Colourful former Saddlers' youngster organises music festival...
FORMER Saddlers’ youngster, Kyle Perry, is not your average footballer.
The powerful front-man first arrived at Banks’s Stadium as an 11 year-old and came through our Centre of Excellence to earn a Scholarship.
During those three years he was a regular for the youth team and reserves, but having failed to land a professional contract at the end of it, he embarked upon a career that saw him serve a number of clubs, including Port Vale, Mansfield Town and Lincoln City.
But that’s only half the story. He has also been a wrestler, co-piloted a plane, excelled in graphic design and is lead singer in a band, Stubblemelt, who have supported JLS and are earning rave reviews.
And there's more, having celebrated promotion to the Conference Premier this month with current club, Altrincham, under the guidance of former Saddlers, Lee Sinnott and Neil Tolson, he has also organised the forthcoming Big Boro Festival, which takes place at Nuneaton Town FC (another of his former clubs), on Saturday, May 31st.
The festival features some great artists, over 50 in fact.
Popular chart-topping indie group, Scouting For Girls, who have sold over two million records worldwide with four Brit nominations to their name, will headline the event.
Alongside them stand Birmingham rockers, The Twang, and the recently reformed original line up of The Rifles, ahead of their scheduled appearance at the V Festival in August.
Also confirmed for the main stage is local indie rockers JAWS, who are enjoying one of the best years of their career after recently releasing their new single ‘Think Too Much, Feel Too Little’ and announcing a new nationwide tour. They will be joined on the main stage by local art rockers, Stubblemelt, who will be playing some of the songs from their new album ‘Gyapaetus Barbatus’ for the very first time.
Two'N'Eights, The Establishment, Drop Down Smiling and Barricades Rise complete the main stage line-up.
With a two-hour DJ set to close the show from Lisa Lashes, and up to 5,000 visitors expected, The Big Boro Festival is already looking like one of the most exciting new music festivals in the calendar. All above mentioned acts will showcase their talents on the huge outdoor OAK FM Main Stage with the days’ events presented by their very own popular Presenters Mark & Twiggy.
But that’s not all. Confirmed for the Indoor Legends Stage at the event is singer-songwriter Sask1a, folk rockers Brothers of Caedmon, Leicester talent Jersey Budd and Nuneaton three-piece rockers Go Lazarus. They will be joined by local popular acts Ministry of Soul, Kiya Shannon, Mister Nothing, The Retrospectives, Produkty, Only Shadows and The Tonics in what is shaping up to be an exciting new music event.
The party will continue late into the night with an official 'After Party' with two rooms of live DJ music.
Standard tickets are £19.50, kids tickets are £12, a Family Ticket is £50, whilst an After Party ticket that includes the days’ events costs just £30. What’s more, Saddlers’ supporters can get a 10% discount on tickets when using the reference #BigThings.
For details on how to purchase tickets and for more information on the event, log-on to www.thebigborofestival.co.uk.