I’ve done a few solo charity gigs this year and here’s the last one in my diary (though there’s some coming up with Tri). I’m looking forward to this one because I get to see a whole load of bands – I might even get a chance to sit in with a few of them.. But look how high up the bill I am! (Gulp!) Better get practising!
GOSFORTH CIVIC HALL, Gosforth, Tyne & Wear, Saturday 18th Oct,
11am to 3pm Main Hall, Drum and guitar demos, drum and guitar clinics, guitar competitions, young and up and coming bands under 18, guest appearances, vintage guitar road show, drum battle with Steve Smith Hocus Pocus and Martyn Bennett Tumblin Dice
11am to 5pm In the Foyer / Main hall. Equipment manufacturers trade stands and gear demos, free gear tests, £2 entry on door
11am to 12pm, Main Hall, live bands on the hour, every hour on the main stage and guest appearances on the second smaller stage. Full day tickets £6 in advance each day, £10 for 2 days. book early to save disappointment.
Band running order (as of 19th Sept,)
2pm Black light (featuring Paige Temperly)
3pm Toxic Pixies
5pm Poor Boys
7pm Wind of change (TBC)
8pm This Machine
9pm Gary Grainger
11pm ( Band TBC )
Sunday 12pm to 2pm Younger bands TBC
3pm Mojo Hand Band
6pm Russ Tippins
7pm Sticky Fingers
9pm Last Souls (TBC)
10pm Tumblin Dice
11pm Hocus Pocus Plus guests Simon McIlroy (Roadstunner), and Freddie Purvis times TBA
Tickets for the event are now on sale at Hand picket Florists, Spence terrace, North Shields, call 0191 2728300, Next to the Spring Gardens Pub, from Les at 07733002841 or from Q Music, 15b,Airport Ind estate, Kingston Park, Newcastle.