The 22nd Megaday will have something for everyone at Caerphilly Rugby Club on 27th and 28th August. The festival will begin inside the huge marquee on the Saturday with ‘Megadaypresents Mega-Decades’ The event will continue on Sunday with 12 live bands. There will also be plenty to keep children entertained with inflatables and other attractions.

The festival has raised over £292,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre since 1995 and is held in memory of two local musicians. Andrew Nichols and Paul Grahame sadly both lost their lives to cancer. Until his death in 2001, Paul had played at every Megaday with his band PG and the Tips and also played a major role in organising the festival.

Megaday opens on Saturday with Mega-Decades – over 50 performers including singers, dancers will perform music from every decade from the 1920’s to the present day. A musical journey including The Charleston, wartime songs, 50’s rock and roll, a Beatles medley, disco, 80’s pop, 90’s groups and the biggest hits from 2000 onwards. 

On Sunday there will be 12 live bands including the ever popular 4th Street and headliners Flew Fighters – a superb tribute to the Foo Fighters. Other bands include Out A Time, Best Served Chilled, Artillery, Mad Toms Crowd, Neon Ballroom, Guardians of Public Morality, Cancel The Transmission, The Dwellers, The Strip Lights, Wanted. 

The weekend will finish in an explosive fireworks display at 10.30pm. 

 Megaday organiser Peter Hopkins said ‘ It’s going to be a great weekend, people will have the opportunity to remember lost loved ones, have a great time and support Megaday in reaching our next target of £300,000 raised for Velindre Cancer Centre. Megaday relies on the support  of the local community, businesses, performers and volunteers and we thank you once again for your continued support. 

 

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