1997 Eurovision winner Katrina, ex – Katrina and the Waves, will headline this year’s Family Pavilion at the 2016 Gibraltar Fair. With the group she won the Eurovision Song contest with ‘Love Shine a Light’ and had a massive hit with ‘Walking on Sunshine’ in the 1980s.
Katrina Leskanich who split from the Waves in 1999 went on to have a successful TV and Radio career and in 2015 recorded her first solo album in 10 years. She is a regular at international 80s festivals and continues to tour successfully. Her performance in Gibraltar will follow a tour of Sweden. She will perform in Gibraltar this month on Tuesday 23rd.
“We had a great night with The Real Thing last year and the Pavilion was packed – we are sure people will again turn up in huge numbers to watch Katrina on stage who has a great set prepared for Gibraltar,” said a spokesman for Stage One who are once again organising the Entertainment Programme for the Family Pavilion.
Once again the Family Pavilion will include an international and a local headliner together with a selection of family entertainment throughout the week.
The local headliners are the Soulmates who will be in concert on the Friday night and Frontiers who will perform two sets.
The entertainment is again varied and consists of a selection of local bands and artists.
The popular Showtime event which attracts young people of all ages is back on the first weekend of the fair and a tribute to the songs of Il Divo, Michael Buble and more is also on the line-up.
Entry to the pavilion is free every night.
Stage One said the team was working hard to put together a “fantastic experience” for the nine nights of the fair.
The venue will move to the Naval Ground and Stage One is working with the SDGG closely to make sure they “can deliver the best to our community”.
The Family Pavilion opens on Saturday 20th August and runs until Sunday 28th August.