The Power Of Music Remixed!

Get ready for Funky Friday and Sonic Saturday

Our third, and very different, Power of Music returns to Haywards Heath’s Orchards Shopping Centre on Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd June.  This year, we’re joined by Rok Skool Promotions who take over Friday afternoon from 4.00 – 9.00 pm to showcase a mix of young, up-and-coming local acts (some of whom have already featured on the BBC), plus a smattering of Tribute Acts, including Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner and Jim Hendrix. As Hereward, Rok Skool’s Director, says: “Friday is going to be fresh, funky and fun as The Orchards suddenly gets hip!”
And our very own young talent show continues on Saturday at 10.30 am, going through until 4.00 pm, with a selection of the best music around, including Oathall College Orchestra, Warden Park Choir, St. Paul’s Steel Pans, the Larynx Singers, Hangelton Youth Brass Band and all the massed choirs of the local Primary Schools, under the direction of our lovely Sarah Rolfe, raising the blue sky above. And of course there’ll be the amazing REZA Community Orchestra, run by Ensemble Reza under its conductor, Steve Drummer.
As Orchards Manager, Nicola Bird, says: “I know our new Friday gig will definitely get us all dancing in the street, but I can’t wait to hear all the children singing their hearts out – it always makes me cry; they’re so beautiful and the whole Festival will bring such joy and happiness to all of us. We are so lucky here to have such amazing young talent!”