Forces Live Events (CSE) kicked off a summer of madness with a massive new festival at MOD Lyneham featuring 90's pop and dance legends Peter Andre, Baby D, Urban Cookie Collective and Rozalla.
CIVPOP 2018 grew out of last years successful REME75 anniversary concert headlined by The Overtones, and this year promised to be bigger and better than ever!
The REME’s (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) vision was to stage an incredible music festival in Lyneham with profile headliners.
Forces Live Events (CSE) became official show partners, securing some of the acts including Peter Andre and JunNk and provided the stage, sound and lighting production behind the music event.
WO Hopkinson said
“I organised CIVPOP 2018 as part of a military team of three. Angie Avlianos and Sakina Bugge at CSE were with us every step of the way, through thick and thin to help make the day a roaring success. I'd work with them again in a heartbeat.”
It was the second time CSE has worked with the delightful Peter Andre, who is a big fan of the British Military.
He flew in from Cyprus, drove straight to Lyneham, not stopping to even have a cup of tea, before posing for selfies and signing autographs in a special backstage meet and greet session for 30 lucky raffle winners.
More than 4500 festival revellers enjoyed a large array of food and beverage options, a fairground plus tours of the recently opened REME museum, who were also running their annual fete that day.
The event was open to the public, with residents’ local to Lyneham able to enjoy the festival alongside the military, helping the MOD base to build on community integration and local relationships since they moved in after the RAF left.
The event also raised money for charities; Julia’s House children’s hospice; The REME Charity and SSAFA.
The day was amazing, the sun was shining, families were enjoying themselves and the atmosphere was electric. Acts on the day were:
Urban Cookie Collective
Six O'Clock Circus
41° Big Band
Lyneham Military Wives Choir