2015 LINE UP
2.20pm ANIMALS AND FRIENDS
3.55pm HOWARD JONES
11.00pm Thanks very much and goodnight!
12.40pm LAUREN THALIA
1.30pm NELLIE BELL
5.05pm BAD SOUNDS
The 2015 Crew cut
Johnnie Walker’s legendary status was formed back in the 60’s when he defied the Government to carry on playing music from pirate ship Radio Caroline anchored in the North Sea.
Over the next four decades he earned the respect of listeners, musicians and the radio and music industries as he championed new artists on his lunchtime show and then on Radio 2’s Drivetime Show.
Johnnie now presents Sound of the 70’s on Sunday afternoons on Radio 2 along with other shows like Long Players and the prestigious Johnnie Walker Meets series which have included Paul Simon, Sting, Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Carole King and Rod Stewart.
Elton John presented Johnnie with a special Sony Gold Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2004 Johnnie was awarded and MBE for services to radio.
Johnnie’s experience of cancer came in 2003 when he was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and then, last year, as a carer when his wife Tiggy went through treatment for breast cancer.
“I’m delighted to be co-compeering this year’s Kings Concert, the line-up is brilliant and the concert benefits so many organizations doing such valuable work. It’s going to be a really great day.”
Dan is again with us as compere for Concert At The Kings 2015.
A 37 year career in radio isn’t bad for the kid who dreamed of being ‘on the wireless’ from the age of seven. Dan’s one of the most well-known presenters in BBC local radio and a great supporter of live music.
His involvement with today’s festival is extra special after his own run-in with cancer two years ago. After going to his first gig back in 1973 to see his guitar hero Andy Scott performing with Sweet, he may finally get the chance to introduce them on a festival stage.
Dan said: “The importance of supporting a fund-raising event like this can never be underplayed. Thank you everyone … and enjoy your day!”
Hear Dan Chisholm presenting ‘The Late Show’ on BBC local radio – weekdays from 10pm simultaneously broadcast on BBC Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset.
(HEALTH WARNING: only music lovers with a sense of humour should listen)
We’ve hit £100,000 and gone higher!
We are thrilled to announce that the amount raised since 2012 is now £112,500.
That’s £70,000 from the first 3 concerts and a massive £42,500 from 2015’s sold out event.
We announced the amount at The Kings Arms on Monday 3 August and were pleased to handover 4 cheques to the cancer charities and Parish of All Cannings.
£13,500 for ABOVE AND BEYOND
£13,500 for MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
£5,500 for HOPE FOR TOMORROW
£10,000 for THE PARISH OF ALL CANNINGS supporting local good causes.
What a great day! Thank you to all who supported us on Saturday 30 May 2015.
Big thanks to Squeeze, Lindisfarne, Sweet, Howard Jones, Animals and Friends, Idlewood, Bad Sounds, Drench, Nellie Bell and Lauren Thalia for playing for us on another (mostly) sunny day!
To all the performers, volunteers, event staff and production suppliers we would like to thank you all so much for your hard work and assistance in getting the fourth “Rock against Cancer” show in All Cannings from its infancy, almost four years ago to the exceptional show that you all put on Saturday, 30 May 2015.
We would also like to thank the public, who without their support in attending and creating such a fantastic atmosphere would not have made the show so memorable.