Star role for Rihanna and Bieber tribute acts
Cambuslang will rock to music of top celebrities
Summerfest will once again be top of the pops this Saturday with music of two of the world’s biggest singers set to entertain the crowd.
Organisers revealed this week that tribute acts to Rihanna and Justin Bieber will rock the main stage on Saturday.
Residents will be able to dance along to hits such Work, Umbrella, We found Love and Only Girl when Rihanna Reloaded performs.
Paying homage to the Barbadian beauty, Rihanna Reloaded is described as the most accurate tribute to the pop star.
The show, featuring songs from singer’s seven albums, will include professionals and begin at 12.50pm.
It will be followed by the Justin Bieber Experience, the world biggest male star of the moment.
Dubbed “the closest thing to the real Bieber this side of the Atlantic,” the singer is actually based in Glasgow.
Cambuslang teens will be able to join in on tunes such as Sorry, Love Yourself, What Do You Mean and Baby when the Bieber tribute act performs at 1.30pm.
Also paying a visit to the stage are musicians Scott Wallace and Big Stevie Grassie.
Other editions to this year’s event include a children’s corner with games and a coconut shy, whilst the Bucking bronco is also making a return
Summerfest committee chairman, John Edgar said: “Rihanna Reloaded and Justin Bieber will be there, but we are also doing a magic show for the kids and a specially fun area. There’s a guy doing giant bubbles and there will be free face painting, toys and fresh fruit.
“We got funding from the Lottery for the children’s arts and crafts area so that’s something different as well.”
All activities at Summerfest cost £1 except for the children’s play area which will cost £2. The £2 fee ensures children can enter the play area as many times as they want throughout the day.
Early weather reports suggest a decent day, with sunny spells, however that could change.
Nine community awards will be dished out on the day.
The full schedule is: • 10am - Bushido Karate • 10.15am - Cambuslang Parish Pipes and Drums • 10.35am - Quicksilver Line Dancers • 10.55am - MG Dancers • 11.20am - Pauline Grant • 12.10pm - Opening ceremony and community awards • 12.50pm - Rihanna Reloaded • 1.35pm - The Justin Bieber Experience • 2.10pm - Scott Wallace & Big Stevie Grassie • 3.15pm - Dance Elite Dancers • 4pm - Sharon Nimmo
John added: “We hope everyone will turn out and enjoy a really good day.”
As ever, motorists are being told to plan ahead with the Main Street closed for the event.
Cambuslang Main Street will be closed between Greenlees Road and Bridge Street from 6am until 8pm on the day.
Drivers are being urged to use Clydeford Road and Bridge Street as a diversion.
CrowdsPeople turned out in large numbers for Summerfest 2016