Thursday, 15 November 2018

Rocking for good cause

EIGHT acts will perform at the third annual Wargrave Rocks! festival.

EIGHT acts will perform at the third annual Wargrave Rocks! festival.

The event, which raises money for Camp Mohawk, a charity for children with special needs, will be held at the Piggott School in Twyford Road next Saturday (September 14).

Organisers are hoping to beat last year’s attendance of 300.

The Bullfrog Band and Rockchoir will be performing for the second year running, while the other sets will feature Fully Twisted, Totie Southwell, Bourne Again Shadows, Dirty Rocking Scoundrels, People’s Front for Judea and Ryewolf.

Compere Bob Austen, a member of the Friends of Camp Mohawk, said: “We are hoping to get 500 people this year. This will be the third year and we are getting more people each time.

“Last year we had about six bands, all very well known locally. We raised about £2,000 all of which went to Camp Mohawk. It’s a very important charity. The children are able to come and have a wonderful day in the country and be looked after by our trained workers.”

The festival will run from noon to 6pm and will also feature clowns, a puppet show, a bouncy castle, face-painting and other children’s activities. There will be a licensed bar, hog roast and coffee stall and free parking is available on site.

David Meadowcroft, who plays harmonica with the Bullfrog Band, who play blues and rock music, said: “We have done Wargrave Rocks! since it began two years ago.

“My brother Jon is involved with Camp Mohawk and he said they were looking for bands so we volunteered.

“The festival is very relaxed and there’s lots for the kids to do, nice food and drink and people just chilling out to the music. We love it.”

Tickets cost £10 each and children under 16 go free. They can be bought on the day or in advance at www.campmohawk.org.uk

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