‘I’m supposed to be dead!’ So said Wilko in a recent interview, having been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. But despite the doctors’ worst predictions he continued to perform and present himself with vigour and a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free. “Man, there’s nothing like being told you’re dying to make … Read More →
Sweet are back for 2017! SWEET are a National Treasure, British at the core and a Rock Music Phenomena that has taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. The Golden Thread that links the past through to the present and into the future is Andy Scott. His determination to maintain high standards with the band’s musical legacy and touring is legendary. The band today has an illustrious pedigree … Read More →
Confirmed for the main stage John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly-formed band ‘The Spectres’ in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes, including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up. In the years that followed, a string of chart-topping albums and an almost endless stream of hits included Pictures of Matchstick Men; … Read More →
Following our tradition of opening with influential bands from the 60s, we’re pleased to announce that Gerry & the Pacemakers are the first band to be announced for 2017. For some time Gerry & the Pacemakers were the Beatles nearest competitors in Britain. Managed, like the Beatles, by Brian Epstein, Gerry Marsden and his band burst out of the gate with three consecutive number one UK hits in 1963, “How Do … Read More →
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From 3 December there will be a display of lights with Christmas music in Tumlins, All Cannings arranged by Terry Crisp. All donations will be made to Rock against Cancer.
Well the grass in the concert field has finally grown back and was given a good soaking again on Monday night as the Rock against Cancer crew gathered at the Kings Arms for a celebration evening (Thankfully indoors this time!) Concert Founders Richard Baulu, John “Grubby” Callis and Andy Scott were all present and a fine chilli also made a first appearance. Mark Lawrence and Mick Winning captured the build, … Read More →
The £12,500 donated to Above & Beyond, from this year’s concert will go towards their £6m Golden Gift Appeal as well as two different prostate cancer research projects. Read more about how the funds will be used Amy Barnard-Smith, Fundraising Officer at Above & Beyond commented: “We were thrilled to be involved with this fantastic event once again. The support from everyone who danced, sang, and volunteered was just incredible and … Read More →