Rock legends Hawkwind are on tour with their psychedelic stage show - and you could win tickets to see them.
Founder Dave Brock is joined by long-standing band members Richard Chadwick, Mr Dibs, Tim Blake, Niall Hone and Dead Fred...the longest established Hawkwind line-up.
The Machine Stops Tour visits Nottingham’s Rock City on April 19, promising a glittering array of projections, dance, theatricals and special effects.
Pioneers of space rock, Hawkwind was formed in 1969 by former London busker Dave Brock.
By 1972, the band’s popularity had grown to such an extent that they headlined venues such as the famous Chalk Farm Roundhouse in London. A gig billed as the Greasy Truckers Party at this venue was to be forever etched into Hawkwind folklore, as it was at this show that their trademark single Silver Machine was recorded.
The success of Silver Machine financed Hawkwind’s famous themed tour, entitled Space Ritual. The band’s wealth of creative talent, including contributions from sci-fi author Michael Moorcock, poet and visionary Bob Calvert, designer Barney Bubbles and lighting engineer Liquid Len created the world’s first multi-media touring roadshow.
We have a pair of tickets up for grabs to watch Hawkwind at Nottingham’s Rock City. To enter, complete the name of the band’s founder member: Dave.....
Email your entry, with name, address and phone number, marking Hawkwind contest in subject line, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries close on April 7. For competition rules, see www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk