Supermarket gives music festival a boost

Supermarket gives music festival a boost

Supermarket gives music festival a boost

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A COMMUNITY music festival gearing up for its second instalment has been given a boost thanks to a Marlow supermarket.

Waitrose on Liston Road nominated Marlow Rock Bottom to receive a grant as part of its ‘Music Matters’ charity scheme.

Organisers Jason Batten and Richard Moss joined Waitrose staff last Friday for the handover of the £1500 cheque.

A sell-out success last time round, the one day family festival on the playing fields adjacent to Burford School sees headline act and 1980s chart band The Beat take to the stage on September 6.

And as well as a range of emerging acts from the area, there are plenty of attractions for the family including fairground rides, circus skills and a fully stocked bar.

Funds from Marlow Rock Bottom will replace the money usually raised by the summer fete, which folded due to a lack of volunteers, and will go towards the upkeep of the playing fields.

Tickets available from Longhursts Marlow Bottom, Marlow Tourist Information and Martins in Bourne End.

Alternatively go online atwwww.marlowrockbottom.co.uk for tickets and information.

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4:18pm Wed 18 Jun 14

My Midlife Crisis says...

Boring old 80's music again! Why rehash Rewind, Rock the Moor and Penn? Give the young and some not so young local bands a chance. This supposed nostalgia is in fact a total lack of creativity aimed at a safe middle aged day out with the kids. If we have to hark back to our youth lets be truthful and have an old fashioned all night rave.
Boring old 80's music again! Why rehash Rewind, Rock the Moor and Penn? Give the young and some not so young local bands a chance. This supposed nostalgia is in fact a total lack of creativity aimed at a safe middle aged day out with the kids. If we have to hark back to our youth lets be truthful and have an old fashioned all night rave. My Midlife Crisis
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6:37pm Sat 21 Jun 14

RockBottom1 says...

My Midlife Crisis wrote:
Boring old 80's music again! Why rehash Rewind, Rock the Moor and Penn? Give the young and some not so young local bands a chance. This supposed nostalgia is in fact a total lack of creativity aimed at a safe middle aged day out with the kids. If we have to hark back to our youth lets be truthful and have an old fashioned all night rave.
Thank you Midlife Crisis for your ringing endorsement of our charity event.

Please reread the article carefully. Whilst our headline act is the brilliant early 80s chart band The Beat ( who we guarantee will have everyone on their feet) we mainly have some fantastic new acts playing ( of all ages as well.)

" a range of emerging acts from the area" is specifically mentioned in the article. This is why Waitrose has generously sponsored us , to give these local unsigned artists a chance to play in front of a festival crowd.

There is something for all musical tastes and we welcome you to join us at our very non 80s-only festival. Tickets available at www.marlowrockbottom
.co.uk
[quote][p][bold]My Midlife Crisis[/bold] wrote: Boring old 80's music again! Why rehash Rewind, Rock the Moor and Penn? Give the young and some not so young local bands a chance. This supposed nostalgia is in fact a total lack of creativity aimed at a safe middle aged day out with the kids. If we have to hark back to our youth lets be truthful and have an old fashioned all night rave.[/p][/quote]Thank you Midlife Crisis for your ringing endorsement of our charity event. Please reread the article carefully. Whilst our headline act is the brilliant early 80s chart band The Beat ( who we guarantee will have everyone on their feet) we mainly have some fantastic new acts playing ( of all ages as well.) " a range of emerging acts from the area" is specifically mentioned in the article. This is why Waitrose has generously sponsored us , to give these local unsigned artists a chance to play in front of a festival crowd. There is something for all musical tastes and we welcome you to join us at our very non 80s-only festival. Tickets available at www.marlowrockbottom .co.uk RockBottom1
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