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Sunday 14th July 2019

Gig on the Rec


In partnership with the Claygate Village Association (CVA), the CRGT is thrilled to announce Britpop Reunion as the headline act for Gig On The Rec 2019.

The CVA has offered to take over the organisation of Gig On The Rec this year to enable the CRGT to focus their time on the exciting Clubhouse rebuild. The CRGT are extremely grateful for the support of the CVA, which also runs Claygate Christmas Lights and Claygate Music Festival. Gig On The Rec is now a regular feature of the Claygate Rec summer timetable and the CVA expects to donate any profits to fund community projects including the rebuilding of the clubhouse that was destroyed in a fire in November 2016.

The CRGT would also like to say a very BIG thank you to GOTR sponsors Olive, a mobility and cloud managed service provider. Paul Butler, Olive Managing Director, says: “I am delighted that Olive can contribute to this great event and its good causes. I have been resident in Claygate for more than 20 years during which time I’ve been heavily involved with sports clubs and the CRGT. Now that I have less available time to offer – sponsoring GOTR is another way I can be involved. The Flower Show weekend is at the heart of the Claygate community and the GOTR looks set to exceed expectations again this year.”

Olive provides mobility, cloud and digital technologies to a raft of household names including banks, large legal firms, Premiership football clubs and large retailers. As well as their sponsorship, they have also agreed to contribute at least 10 per cent of the gross profit from any sale that originates from the event activities, which could make a big difference to the CVAs fundraising.

Gig On The Rec will take place on Sunday 14 July, 6-10pm featuring the UK’s leading Britpop cover band Britpop Reunion, with support from Claygate’s very own Midlife Crises playing the warm up.

Tickets available at

We caught up with Andy Starkey, lead singer and bass player from Britpop Reunion to find out a bit more about what you can expect to hear on Claygate Rec this summer.

Andy, what’s your favourite Britpop song to perform and why?

“Wow, that’s a tough question to start with as it’s a bit like asking which of your children you prefer. It changes from gig to gig but currently I’d probably say “Don’t Look Back In Anger” by Oasis as everyone in the crowd loves to sing that back to us at the tops of their lungs.”

Why, as a band, did you choose Britpop?