Newport is celebrating 70 years of Her Majesty the Queen's reign with a whole town event including music performances by Platform One Students on a stage in St James Square from 11.30 am till 6pm.
The line up includes some fabulous tribute acts as well as original music from the very talented students from the Island based music college. Platform One is a boutique college based on the Isle of Wight, specialised in high quality education for the creative industries.
David Pontin director of Platform One Music College Said
"𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘞𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴."
The event is free for all to attend and will be part of a series of activities in Newport town centre which aims to bring joy to the community with a celebratory event for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Family activities and music will be taking place throughout Newport together with market stalls and the day will finish with the Grand Parade from Victoria Recreation Ground at 3 p.m. making its way down to Newport Quay.
The event is managed by Shaping Newport, and supported by Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council, Market Days CIC, Newport Business Association, Isle of Wight Council, Newport High Street Heritage Action Zone, Platform One and the National Lottery Community Fund.