Andover Events Local News

Andover Rocks returns for its second year

Andover Rocks, the 2-day music festival, returns to the town on Friday 6th April and Saturday 7th April in Andover Town centre.

Festival-goers will have a choice of indoor and outdoor venues across the centre of Andover with music for all tastes and ages starting on Friday at 6th with Jazz at The Malthouse then from 10:00 am on Saturday and going late into the night.

Live music in Andover at Andover Rocks

Many musicians, performers and helpful people donate their time and music to make the 2-day festival a musical feast.

In 2017 just over 200 performers, venues and friends volunteered for free. This year Andover Rocks 2018 is currently supported by:

  • The Rockhouse
  • The Malthouse
  • Mailboxes Etc,
  • The White Hart
  • Stringbrokers Music
  • Brilliant Solutions
  • All tail lifts
  • Andover Methodist Church
  • Purple Chicken Marketing
  • The Café Bridge.

The event will offer workshops, singers, bands, children’s musical theatre and musical poetry across several venues in town including The White Hart, The Malthouse, The Time Ring, The Rockhouse, Andover Methodist Church and the Café Bridge.

Andover Rocks is a community organisation who fundraise, by holding a 2-day musical festival. This year the money will go to the Community Mental Health Team – to provide music therapy.

In 2017 Andover Rocks raised £3,325 for The Junction for music intervention in adult mental health.

Andover Rocks organiser, Marie Ponting, said “When we sell all 500 wristbands, the money raised will be able to pay for a musical therapist for the Community Health team a whole year.”

Tickets will be on sale at The White Hart, The Rockhouse, The Malthouse and Stringbrokers.