FINAL preparations are now under way for a music festival that will help raise vital funds for Burton’s Queen’s Hospital.
Members of Burton Hospitals League of Friends revealed that they were organising ‘BandAge’ at the National Brewery Centre, in Horninglow Street, from 1pm to 9.30pm 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.
Aside from the Bon Jovi UK performing as Rockaholic with Queen and Bon Jovi tribute sets, the event will feature Lucy Ward, who will be headlining the Madhouse stage.
Lucy won the BBC Horizon award at the 2012 BBC national Folk awards (for the best newcomer) and is a big player now on the national the folk/acoustic scene.
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 9.30pm 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.