Berkshire

BBC Introducing bands at Newbury Show

Nick Holton
Image caption Nick Holton from Hambledon fronts Holton's Opulent Oog

The Newbury Show, officially called The Royal County Of Berkshire Show, is a huge agricultural event taking place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September.

Four BBC Introducing bands are playing in the BBC Village area on site.

Mellor and Wonderlush are performing from 16:30 BST on Saturday, while Parallax and Holton's Opulent Oog are playing the following afternoon.

BBC Introducing Berkshire's Linda Serck said: "We want to lift the roof off the BBC Radio Berkshire marquee."

Mellor are a four-piece from Reading who hark back to 1950s rock 'n' roll, but with a modern twist.

They were recently selected to play at Blur bassist Alex James's Harvest festival in Oxfordshire.

Wonderlush are local to Newbury and are a whirlwind of beats and melody, fronted by the charismatic Ms Evers.

This Saturday the band will perform a pared-down set which will be just as bombastic as their electric one.

Newbury band Parallax are stepping in for Talk In Code and will be performing a festival-style set of acoustic pop rock tunes.

And finally Holton's Opulent Oog will deliver their beatific folk-rock melodies from their new album Love In The Mist.

Events across the weekend at the BBC Village, in the south west area of the site, include a BBC South Strictly Come Dancing contest in aid of Children In Need, an audience with Reading FC legends and a Gardener's Question Time with BBC Radio Berkshire's Colin Evans.

The Royal County Of Berkshire Show is at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage.

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