Mytholmroyd Gala are looking to welcome thousands of people to this year’s event - and not just on one day, but two!
With some great entertainment lined up on Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6, and at bargain prices, there is the fantastic parade on Saturday while on Sunday it is the Tour De France, in Yorkshire for the first time, that will whizz right past the Burnley Road gala field. Add in a superb succession of performers taking you through to the evening on both days, plus an “M” Factor performance for local singers, and you have something hard to beat.
The parade starts from Orchard Park Industrial Estate, Scout Road, Mytholmroyd, at noon on Saturday, July 5.
It makes its way through the village to the gala site at Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd, where the on-field opening takes place at around 12.55pm. Speeches will be made and reigning Gala Queen Charlotte Alderson will hand over her crown to her successor, Elsa Wilson.
From 2pm entertainment including Burnley Road Academy Choir, whose repertoire includes the new Mythomroyd song, and Hebden Bridge Junior Band. Sambblifax drummers, Todmorden Belly Dancers and Bazzmatazz dance troupe also provide entertainment.
From about 5.45pm, there will be an “M” Factor contest for local talent, which carried a prize of a recording contract with Showblitz/Benidorm Records to produce a finished master of their music. Entry to this is £10.
A galaxy of music stars entertain until late. They include X-Factor entrant KT Star Markham, who is a fine vocalist in the Adele style, Melissa Radway (a great Shirley Bassey tribute), country star Hank Muldoon, classical duo Dvo Epico, Emmy McDonald, Laura Bridgens, Danny Yeo, who brings her remarkable Amy Winehouse tribute act, Lottie Brown, who sings with Joss Stone, Rick Wild from number 1 hitmakers the Overlanders, who will also be compering events from around 4pm. Big band Ignition will close the Saturday show and also play on Sunday, July 6.
On Sunday, July 6, the gala links in with the Tour De France passing through the village en route to Cragg Road. It is well equipped with a 20 square metre big screen and has 30 toilets available over the weekend for expected high numbers of visitors.
Sunday’s entertainment includes magician Steve Gore, whose talented daughter contributes to his act, Elvis tribute singer DV Elvis, and Tracy Goodwin, the definitive Dusty Springfield tribute act. Entertainment will go on until around 9pm.
From Friday, July 4, to Sunday, July 6, there will be a fairground to enjoy. Both main days have lots of stalls and there are also large hospitality tents to take a break in.
Pre-day tickets for Saturday, July 5, are £2 for adults and £1.50 for children, available from local shops displaying gala stickers in their windows. On the day the prices are £3 for adults and £2 for children. For race day, Sunday, July 6, pre-day tickets are £3 for all, with on the gate on the day prices rising to £5.
Lots of information on the Mytholmroyd Gala Facebook site, www.facebook.com/ MytholmroydGala