Iconic disco band Odyssey will headline the three-day Peterborough Celebrates festival

The 70s and 80s disco stars, who enjoyed hits with Native New Yorker, If You’re Lookin’ for a Way Out and Going Back To My Roots, will perform alongside Peterborough-born rock band Austin Gold, and a Big Top Circus from Lost in Translation.

They are among the first acts to be revealed by festival organizers for the three-day show to be held at Ferry Meadows.

The free community and family festival will look to celebrate all that is great in Peterborough over the weekend of May 13, 14 and 15.

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Along with some familiar festival attractions, the event will showcase the city’s vibrant and diverse mix of food, drink, culture, arts, sports and activities.

It will also be an opportunity to thank the many people in Peterborough who have helped the community through the worst of the pandemic – through ongoing projects such as Peterborough’s ‘Thank You Film’ and community arts movement Peterborough Presents’ Peterborough Royalty Portrait Exhibition.

Odyssey will bring the party vibe to Saturday night of the festival while rockers Austin Gold, who rose to fame with their 2017 debut album Before Dark Clouds, and played on Radio 2 and Planet Rock, will also be present during the weekend.

A Big Top circus from Lost in Translation will also be proudly performing throughout the weekend, providing their hilarious Hogwallops family show to wow the crowds.

Simon Hollingsworth, the festival’s creative producer, said: “After several months of planning, we are delighted to confirm the first of many artists and attractions that will be featured throughout the weekend.

“The festival will provide an eclectic experience – offering a diverse range of different things, things people might never have done before or seen, alongside festival favourites.

“We think Odyssey, Austin Gold and the Big Top Circus will be hugely popular with everyone – setting the fun, family-friendly tone for the weekend.”

The event is organized by Nene Park Trust, with support from Peterborough City Council, Arts Council England and the National Lottery Community Fund Platinum Jubilee Fund and a range of businesses, sponsors, supporters and volunteers to bring it to life.

The Hogwallops show lost in translation.

Organizers are also looking for more volunteers, groups or businesses to volunteer their time to support the festival over the weekend.

It can help with parking, sorting, picking up litter, or raising money for good causes.

To offer your support and volunteering or for more information about the festival, visit peterboroughcelebratesfestival.co.uk

The first performers at the Peterborough Celebrates Festival.

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