The York Motorcycle Festival is being held this Sunday on Avon Terrace, kicking off with a free family concert on Saturday night starting at 6pm.
The concert will be headlined by WA band End of Fashion who hit the big time in 2004 with their first single O Yeah and will be supported by Perth band Coastal Drift.
On Sunday, exhibitors will be set up along the street which will be closed to traffic, displaying a range of products and services.
Festival director Peter Woods said the concert was an exciting way to start the 2017 York Motorcycle Festival, and gave visitors an extra reason to come to York for the whole weekend.
“York is a great place to visit, and has so many options for accommodation, so why not make a weekend of it,” he said.
“The concert will run from 6pm – 10.30pm and is free to attend.”
Mr Woods said following the success of the event in 2016, and with the enthusiasm from all involved, the 2017 York Motorcycle Festival would be bigger and feature more activity than ever before.
“The original York Motorcycle Festival was a little event set up in 2012 for charity,” he said.
“The Festival has since grown in popularity and is now attracting more exhibitors, visitors and special guests to the event.”
The York Motorcycle Festival is staged on the main street of York, and also utilises the York Town Hall and Peace Park.
The Festival features trade and market stalls, motorcycle stunt riders and stunt displays, live music, kids activities; plus attractions such as Show & Shine, charity ride, raffles and prizes, plus food and drink stalls.
One of the exciting new features of the 2017 York Motorcycle Festival will be the Vintage Collective Markets, which is coming to York for the first time.
The Vintage Collective Markets will be located in Peace Park on Sunday 23rd April.
The festival will provide heaps of entertainment for the whole family, with a huge day of motorcycle stunts and action planned. For more information, visit www.yorkmotorcyclefestival.com.au or head to the Facebook page.
The York Motorcycle Festival will again lay on the entertainment, with a huge day of motorcycle stunts and action planned.
Mr Woods said he was extremely excited to welcome back Yamaha stunt rider Dave McKenna to the Festival.
“Dave McKenna is one of Australia’s best professional street bike stunt riders,” he said. “He’s performed at many events across the country and internationally, and always knows how to entertain the crowds. “Dave will bring his brand new drift bike – it’s the world's only supercharged Yamaha MT-10 drift bike. “We're dedicating a whole street to him with the new stunt track being set up on Lowe Street.”
Mr Woods said he was also excited to welcome back the boys from ASP FMX team who will be performing freestyle motocross demos.
There will also be mini stunt demos, Super Motard demos and Trials demos staged across the day.
A full timetable of activity will be available at http://www.yorkmotorcyclefestival.com.au.