Final preparations are under way for this year's Stevenage Day, to be held on Sunday, June 11.

This year, the event will mark the coronation of King Charles III with the lighting of beacons at midday.

For the first time, the two stages will be solar-powered, requiring no generators to run. Acts performing on the stages throughout the day include Mel Quinn, Sam Baird, Just Rob, Why Not, and Shades of Midnight.

From midday until 5pm, a number of attractions will be on offer for attendees of the free event, including CJ Birds of Prey, Junction 7 Creatives, a surfing simulator, circus skills, face painting, ukulele playing and junk drumming.

There will also be a Women's World Cup theme, tying in with the tournament which begins in July, with a Stevenage Football Foundation and Club football pitch as well as an inflatable football game.

A selection of food and drink stalls will be on site too.

This year's event is sponsored by Everyone Active, and their staff will be on hand to provide free health checks.

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Everyone Active recently took over the council's contract for managing leisure facilities in Stevenage, and has been criticised after mistakenly taking direct debits for cancelled memberships.

Tollers Solicitors and Mullaley are the supporting sponsors for Stevenage Day 2023.

The new Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr Myla Arceno, said: “Stevenage Day is always the largest event in our town’s calendar, and this year will be no exception.

“The council, our partners, and local performers and charities have worked together to make a jam-packed day of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

“I am looking forward to seeing our town come together for the day, and I hope to see you all there.”

Stevenage Day 2023 is on Sunday, June 11 and will run from midday until 5pm at King George V playing fields.