Saturday, October 10, 2009
Cromer Rock and Blues Festival
Cromer NR27 9HE
phone: 01263 512 495
This October sees Cromer hosting its biggest event of its kind. 'Rock 'n' Blues on the Pier' a new weekend project which ill feature some of the biggest names on today's UK and international rhythm and blues and rock circuits. Produced by the same team responsible for the annual 'Folk on the Pier' festival, which celebrates eleven successful years this May, the event will follow the same afternoon and evening formats on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October.
Over the weekend the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier will be hosting an array of different guitar styles, blues harmonicas and other instruments offered by numerous masters of their craft and it is hoped that this inaugral event will evolve into an annual weekend in the same way that Cromer's folk festival has, providing a late season boost to the economy of the town. The event producers will also be looking towards sponsored fringe concerts in town over the weekend similar to the May folk festival.
The concerts feature twelve separate performances on the Pavilion stage and include headliners such as harmonica led Nine Below Zero, Dr Feelgood one of the UK's foremost chart topping rythmn and blues groups, the Spikedrivers with their slide guitar railroad shuffles as well as maestro acoustic guitarist Gordon Giltrap
There will be a salute to Woodstock by way of Viva Santana, recognised as the most authentic tribute to the music of Carlos Santana and The Hamsters will return to Cromer with their formidable and highly authentic take on the music of the legendary Jimi Hendrix.
The weekend is headlined by one of the foremost progressive rock bands of the seventies, noted for their twin guitar harmonies, Wishbone Ash.
We understand Gordon will be on stage from 2.45pm - 3.45pm, however, please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.