Thursday, February 01, 2007

Bobby going back to the UK?

It's not even a rumour yet but the following article, found @

gives me a little hope!

Here it be:
Bickershaw Festival back!

Bickershaw is back! The legendary rock festival that put a small Wigan village at the centre of the music world 35 years ago is set to make a remarkable return.
Bickershaw Family Arts and Music Festival 2007 will take place over the weekend of Friday June 29 to Sunday July 1.
It will feature some of the world famous stars who first appeared back in May 1972 as well as top names from the North West music scene and a collection of the biggest bands around at the moment.

They hope to attract Bob Weir from Grateful Dead, Tommy Chong from Cheech & Chong, Donovan, Ray Davies and Roger Chapman from Family - all who originally played 35 years ago.
Elbow, Doves, Andy Rourke from The Smiths, The Fall and Badly Drawn Boy are also being lined up while The Fratellis and The Kooks - both recent chart-toppers - have been linked with the event as well as comedians Johnny Vegas and Phill Jupitus.

One of the organisers Chris Hewitt said: "Like a lot of people I went to the festival in '72 and it changed my life. Hopefully Bickershaw in 2007 will be just as influential."
The three-day festival will be held on the original site off Bickershaw Lane and, as well as celebrating the 35th anniversary, will also tie in with the 30th anniversary of the Deeply Vale Festival.

Chris was one of the key organisers of Deeply Vale near Rochdale, ran the Factory Records festival in Leigh in 1979 and helped promote the original Bickershaw Festival under the guidance of soon-to-be TV star Jeremy Beadle.

will be room for 15,000 festival-goers over the three days - with ticket prices and availability yet to be confirmed. Plans also include a main stage, chill-out tent and acoustic tent.

Special report in tonight's Wigan Evening Post
Last Updated: 01 February 2007

Grateful Dead primarily music for guys? Holly has some interesting things to say over @ The song in my head today blogspot. I appreciated her thoughts on "Cumberland Blues".