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Hospital coffers to be boosted by music festival

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 27, 2014

Nolan Salmon

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AN organisation that raises vital funds for Burton’s Queen’s Hospital has decided to take a different approach to boosting the coffers – by organising a music festival.

Members of Burton Hospitals League of Friends revealed that they were organising ‘BandAge’ at the National Brewery Centre, in Horninglow Street, on Sunday, June 8, to raise cash for the Belvedere Road site.

The festival will feature rock and pop music, real ale and access to the museum that chronicles the history of brewing in the town.

Nolan Salmon, president of the Burton Hospitals League of Friends, said: “We are organising a family friendly music festival at the National Brewery Centre on Sunday, June 8, called (with a little tongue in cheek) ‘BandAge’.

“It should be a great day out, with two stages. In the marquee we will have rock and pop bands, while acoustic and roots music will be on stage in the Worthington Suite.

“The acoustic music will be hosted by ‘The Madhouse’, who are regular music promoters within Burton.

“The headline act in the marquee will be the locally based Rockaholic, who are reforming for this gig and feature members of established tribute band Bon Jovi UK.

“They will be playing, in full costume, tribute sets to Bon Jovi and Queen, and also an opening set featuring all-time rock classics.

“As the event is on a Sunday and aimed at being family friendly, it will run from 1pm to 9pm rather than being a late-night show.”

Entry will cost £10 for adults just £1 for under-17s, but they will have to be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/bhlof, or by visiting the National Brewery Centre or the League of Friends area at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital, in Belvedere Road.

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