Squeeze star Glenn Tilbrook will be school for cats when he goes back to the classroom for a date with a difference this weekend.
The lead singer of the popular 1970s and ’80s band, whose best known hit is Cool For Cats, will be taking to the stage at the DN7 Festival at Ash Hill Academy, Hatfield, on Saturday.
And organisers are hoping good weather and big crowds will help make the musical spectacular a massive hit.
Organiser Peter Reeves wants Doncaster people to show their support for the star who also scored success with songs such as Up The Junction, Labelled With Love and Take Me I’m Yours.
He said: “It is full steam ahead and we’re hoping for a great day with the people of Doncaster coming out to support us.
“We are expecting more than a thousand people there and hopefully the weather will be good. We are keeping our fingers crossed.”
The singer’s appearance will be the culmination of a jam-packed day of music and entertainment within the school grounds, with a host of local acts and performers also taking to the stage.
Up-and-coming young Doncaster bands Big Tent and The Gypsy Lantern, Maia and Chalkface will be joined by the Doncaster Youth Swing Orchestra and the EKS Big Band from Doncaster’s German twin town of Herten. Other performers will include local acts Mista K and Molly Rafferty while the London School of Samba will help add an air of Brazilian World Cup flavour to the day.
There will also be dance schools, games, a funfair, food and refreshments. Tickets are £7.50 for adults, £2.50 for children of school age, and free for youngsters under five.