Clumber Park will be bouncing to the sounds of classic 1970s rock when a fantastic line up takes to the stage for ‘Rockin the Park’ on 17th August - and two lucky Chad music fans could be there if you enter our competition.
‘Rockin the Park’ brings together big names from the golden age of guitar rock and one of the leading cover bands on the circuit.
The event - which UK Events hope will become an annual event - will be headed by Brit Floyd, Hawkwind, Focus, Carl Palmer Band, Curved Air and The Strawbs.
Organiser Neil Butkeratis, of UK Events, said: “Brit Floyd are the premiere Pink Floyd tribute in the UK having performed to over 50,000 fans in the UK during 2011.
“We are delighted that they will be headlining ‘Rockin the Park’ and performing their brand new show ‘A Foot In The Door’, which includes all of Pink Floyds best work.”
Floyd fans will also be in for an extra treat as everyone purchasing a ticket will be given a free two-hour live performance DVD by Brit Floyd.
Hawkwind have over 40 years in the business and are widely acknowledged as creating a new genre of music – space rock - which lead to their massive hit single ‘Silver Machine’.
Carl Palmer is one third of former rock super-group Emmerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP) and is highly regarded as a drummer’s drummer. Recently he has joined forces with bassist Simon Fitzpatrick and guitarist Paul Bielatowicz to form the progressive Carl Palmer Band. The band play a combination of new material and fresh renditions of ELP classic tracks.
Focus are a Dutch rock band which was founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, and is most famous for the instrumental pieces ‘Hocus Pocus’ and ‘Sylvia’. In 1971, the group released Focus II (aka Moving Waves), which brought the band international acclaim and a hit on both sides of the Atlantic with the radio edit of ‘Hocus Pocus’.
Curved Air are a pioneering British progressive rock group formed in 1970 by musicians from mixed artistic backgrounds, including classic, folk, and electronic sound. They released eight studio albums and had a hit single with ‘Back Street Luv’, which reached number four in the UK.
Known primarily for their 1973 UK number two hit, ‘Part of the Union’, The Strawbs - who will be opening the inaugural ‘Rockin the Park’ - have been performing for nearly 40 years and still have two of the original line up in the band.
Tickets and information are available on the website www.ukeventsandproduction.com or by calling 01909 512534.
To enter our competition to win two tickets for Rockin the Park get your copy of this week’s Chad (18th April).