It's George's weekend


Goring celebrates George

If you are anywhere near Goring on Rugfest Weekend, then it is undoubtedly worth dropping by and particularly if you are a George Michael fan (Lovely). 

RUGFEST are delighted to join the celebrations and before playing in Goring, the wonderful George Michael Tribute James Bermingham will be performing at Rugfest on Saturday 23rd afternoon.

"James hopes to keep the musical brilliance of George Michael alive in his tribute performances to one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time. I don’t think you'll be disappointed if you can make it out for one of his great Tribute shows. But hey, make your own decision. Just remember to Listen Without Prejudice and have Faith!"

Goring-on-Thames is the home of the late George Michael, George sadly died in his home, Mill Cottage, at Goring-on-Thames on Christmas Day 2016, aged 53 years. He formed the group Wham! in 1981 with his school friend, Andrew Ridgeley. The following year when George was 19 the duo’s first single “Young Guns (Go for it) was released it was a smash UK hit, reaching number three. George was also a songwriter, record producer and philanthropist. He was best known in the 1980’s and 1990’s with hit singles such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go- Go” and “Last Christmas” and albums such as “Faith” and “Listen without Prejudice Vol.1”. Until his death George Michael had sold more than 115 million records worldwide making him one of the best selling music artists of all time. His breakthrough duo Wham! Sold 28 million records between 1982 and 1986 and his debut solo album “Faith” sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He achieved seven number one singles in the UK and ranks among the best selling British acts of all time. He also achieved eight number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including “Careless Whisper” and “Praying for Time” and in 2008 he was ranked 40th on Billboard’s list of Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time. George also won various music awards over his 30 year career.

Goring looks to celebrate George's birthday on the 25th June and "The OFFICIAL George Michael Birthday Tribute Weekend in Goring 2018" team will be running some official events on Sunday 24th June to complement the many other events in the town across the weekend.