Music in the Marquee has fast become one of the most popular nights of the year at Penpol, with this year proving no exception. Following in the footsteps of Bradley Johnson (2015) and Little Chix (2016), for our 2017 event we were delighted to welcome Yellow, one of the countries top Coldplay tribute acts, into the marquee.
The night itself started off with a superb warm up set from local singer Tom Briggs, who played a selection of enjoyable covers including plenty to get the children dancing. Tom played an upbeat acoustic set and warmed the marquee up with his infectious tunes and personality.
Following Tom was a big surprise, the incredible DJ Flo-Selecta. Flo played some cracking tunes throughout the evening, in between each act. With a huge array of dance and pop classics everyone was on their feet and dancing – children, adults and even teachers! It’s hard not to enjoy yourself when you’re surrounded by hundreds of people all singing along to every word!
Finally, the main act took the stage, much to the delight of the audience. Yellow played two hit-filled sets covering Coldplay classics new and old. A lively and energetic performance ensued, with the audience singing along and waving glow sticks in the air for the classics and jumping around dancing for the newer hits. It really was a fantastic atmosphere! Not only did Yellow play two sets on our stage, they also spent nearly 40 minutes outside the marquee signing posters for their fans! A queue snaked halfway around the netball court with children wanting autographs and photos with their new found musical heroes! Yellow kindly signed everything passed their way, posed for countless photos and didn’t stop smiling and laughing with the children throughout. A true joy to witness.
Music in the Marquee will be back next July, but for now you can enjoy the highlights video above which was filmed and edited by Miss Clarey as well as a selection of photos in the gallery below taken by Martin Thomas from Gigsnapper. And if you’d like to find out any more about Yellow you can find their website here.
Here’s a gallery of photos from the evening, kindly taken for us by Martin Thomas. Click on a picture to see it bigger and try to spot yourself!