This weekend Watford kicks-off celebrating 100 years as a borough, with celebrity acts Naughty Boy and Rak-Su helping to showcase their hometown.

For double the fun, free centenary and Jubilee celebrations will take place this Saturday on June 4.

The day will begin with a parade at 11am from Watford High Street through to the bandstand at Cassiobury Park.

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In Cassiobury park there will be a day of entertainment including dance performances and music from an array of genres. 

From 5pm the live concert begins when Naughty Boy, Rak-Su and a West End performance will take place.

The day’s programme

The Parade
11am to 12.15pm
Location: Atria Queen’s Road entrance, through the town centre to Cassiobury Park.

Watford Observer:

12.15pm to 5.15pm
Location: Cassiobury Park

  • 12.15pm - Electric Umbrella             
  • 1pm - Dance Re:Ignite
  • 1.10pm - Pump House CYT – songs from Matilda, Jungle Book and Legally Blonde
  • 1.30pm - Pump House Clogg Morris
  • From 1.50pm - Watford Writers – poems and other pieces
  • 1.55pm - Joe Farry – songs from the 60s
  • 2.20pm - The Dan Tien - Songs and dances from Billy Elliott, Peter Pan and more
    Watford Observer:
  • 2.50pm - Rob Russo – songs from the 50s
  • 3.15pm - Audentier orchestra - mix of classical and classical pop covers
  • 3.40pm - Kathak  dancing
  • 4pm - The Victoria Sponge Experience!
  • 4.15pm - Gospel Arts Manna
  • 4.45pm - Palace Young Company  - Breakthrough
  • 4.50pm - Tiger Jazz: Alex Williams sings The Great American Songbook
    Watford Observer:

Time: 5pm to 9.15pm
Location: Cassiobury Park

  • 5pm - Vibe DJ Set
  • 6.10pm - Rak-Su 
    Watford Observer: Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland and Myles Stephenson from Rak-Su.Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland and Myles Stephenson from Rak-Su.
  • 6.35pm - West End 
  • 7.15pm - Martin Kaye band (celebrating the music of Elton John)
  • 7.45pm - John Bulleid
  • 8.10pm - Stephanie McCourt 
  • 8.30pm - Barry from Watford 
  • 8.45pm - Naughty Boy 
    Watford Observer: Naughty BoyNaughty Boy
  • 9.15pm - Close 

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