Andover Rocks is back for its third year, and this year the multi-venue event spans three days.
The annual event is run by group of people who fund raise through a 3-day musical festival on 5th, 6th and 7th of April.
Founder Marie Ponting says, “We’ll be starting on Friday, finishing on Sunday with a whole load of music, workshops and more on Saturday and a new kids stream.
“Festival goers have a choice of indoor and outdoor venues across Andover town centre with music for all tastes and ages starting on Friday at 6th at the Queen Charlotte Inn on London Road.
“Then from 10am on Saturday we’re going late into the night and Sunday lunch will bring back Jazz to rest and relax to at The Rockhouse.”
Supported by a range of local businesses including Mailboxes Etc, Stringbrokers and Andover Radio, tickets are £10 for adults £5 for kids and free for children up to two years old.
The opening night of Andover Rocks is courtesy of celebrated county singer-songwriter Alex Krupa who will be compering an acoustic night with original and cover songs.
The start of our festival has a special vibe and with Dayna’s fire display. The opening evening’s line-up is:
7.30 – Lizzie Cullen
8.20 – Ben Clift Williams
21.00 – Dayna’s Fire Display
21.15 – Jenny Bracey
22.00 – Surprise guest
Tickets are on sale at Stringbrokers, The Rockhouse, The White Hart (Bridge Street) and on the door.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to be a DJ, or how to sing, then local radio station 95.9FM Andover Radio is hosting mixing and vocal workshops at its creative space on the high street on Saturday 6th April from midday to 7pm.
Andover Rocks offers lots of workshops for singers, bands, children’s musical theatre and musical poetry at various different venues across the town including The White Hart, The Malthouse, The Time Ring, The Rockhouse, Andover Methodist Church and the Café Bridge.
A printed programme of all events will be released on Friday this week and will be available at locations across Andover.
Marie continues, “Many musicians, performers, venues and helpful people donate their time and music for free to make the 3-day festival a musical feast.
“In 2017 we had just over 200 performers, venues and friends volunteered for free. In 2018 there were more, and this one will be the biggest yet.”