Rising star singer Tabitha Jade is the headline act taking to the Foster's FanZone stage ahead of Saturday's visit of AFC Wimbledon to Ewood Park.
Hailing from Liverpool, the 2015 National Singers Songwriter Champion will be bringing her unique blend of soul and 'hip pop' to the entertainment area from around 1.50pm, heading up an afternoon of fun that offers far more than just the 90 minutes of keenly awaited football.
The full itinerary of events currently scheduled is as follows:
11am Blues Bar opens. Bar service starts from the moment the doors open, food service from midday and Crystal Palace v Southampton is live on our screens from 12.30pm. Please secure a matchday membership for ease of access.
12pm Strikers’ Lounge opens. Free entry to the family facility is available through the Blackburn End reception to all match or season ticket holders. Alongside consoles, board games, pool and much more, we offer bar access and our Sensory Room specially designed for children with disabilities.
12.30pm The Foster’s FanZone opens. The bar and entertainment stage open for business at the Blackburn End.
1pm Rover The Dog arrives. Track his walkies around the ground as he starts from the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre and heads towards the FanZone in the run up to kick-off.
1.15pm Penalty Shoot-Out Challenge commences. Located in the corner of the Blackburn End and Jack Walker Stand, it's 50p per go or three attempts for £1, with great prizes to be won, thanks to the fun inflatable operated by our Community Trust team.
1.30pm Turnstiles open. Don't forget that unique family facilities are on offer in the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Family Stand, including The GAME Room and Rover's Kennel, where you'll find McDonald's staff offering free fruit and face painting.
1.50pm Tabitha Jade on stage. Come to the FanZone stage to see this award-winning singer-songwriter and musician from Merseyside, who performs soulful tunes with hints of hip pop. She was the youngest artist in history to play at Liverpool’s Sound City and has performed nationally at iconic venues such as The Cavern and The Bedford. Playlisted across numerous different radio stations, she has been a regular feature on networks such as BBC Introducing and BBC1Xtra.
2.15pm Read out the team sheets! On a first-come, first-served basis, one lucky U16 can join us on the stage to confirm who’s playing for Rovers, to the full acclaim of the crowd!
2.50pm Guard of honour. We are delighted to welcome Mill Hill U10 and Rossendale Valley U14 to form the colourful flag-based spectacle to herald the entrance of the teams.
3.45pm Half-time lap of honour. Rossendale Valley U14, who won their age group at the Inter Madrassah Organisation Multi Faith Tournament at our Senior Training Centre, will be parading their trophy to the Ewood Park crowd.
3.50pm Half-time penalties. Mill Hill U10 will enjoy the chance to test their shooting accuracy down in front of the Family Stand and Blackburn End.
Don't forget that tickets for this weekend's game remain on sale, with special discounted rates (and no matchday increase) for 1875 Club members, starting from as little as £18.
Order now via www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers, by phone on 01254 372000 or by visiting the Roverstore in person.