Will Young to create impromptu song about Milton Keynes

Will Young set to perform at the Festival of Rugby in Campbell Park on October 9.
Will Young set to perform at the Festival of Rugby in Campbell Park on October 9.

Pop star Will Young will unveil a new song about Milton Keynes when he performs at the Festival of Rugby next month.

The singer-songwriter revealed he will create an impromptu hit for fans while on stage in Campbell Park.

He’s performing in front of fans following the New Zealand vs Tonga match, which is being shown on the big screen on October 9.

“I’m such a huge fan of the Rugby World Cup”, Will said.

“This is my idea of heaven because having so much international rugby on in such a short space of time is absolutely wonderful.

“I’ve watched every game so far.”

After developing a passion for rugby at school, Will says he can’t wait to put on a big show to celebrate the tournament.

He plans to wear Japan’s rugby strip during the performance following their historic win against South Africa at the weekend.

He said: “It’s really great to be involved in this because it’s not dissimilar to the Olympics.

“People won’t be excluded if they are not in the actual stadium. You can go watch it on the big screens in parks and then have entertainment afterwards.

“The reason it’s so lovely is because it creates a really great atmosphere even before the gig has started.”

Much to the delight of his fans, Will will be singing songs from his number one album, 85% Proof along with favourites from his acclaimed back catalogue.

And it will all be performed in the under cover Marquee Arena in Campbell Park on Friday, October 9.

Will added: “I love being British and the fact I can get around the whole country, seeing places I wouldn’t necessarily get to see, because of doing the job I do.

“With the Rugby World Cup you can be in Milton Keynes one minute, then Brighton the next, and you’ve got all these world-class teams visiting all these places.

“Campbell Park is going to be amazing; I’ll definitely be kicking a rugby ball, having lots of giant inflatable things appear and dancing a lot.

“I also tend to make up songs on the spot - so there will be something for Milton Keynes.

“So just stay on after the match and listen to a loser like me sing on stage.”

> Gates open at 6.30pm and tickets cost £30. For more information on The Festival of Rugby and other events taking place in Milton Keynes visit www.festivalofrugby2015.com