Nick Harper on stage at Avebury Rocks in 2012Avebury Rocks is returning as a two-day music festival with associated sponsored walk at a new venue.
The festival will move from Avebury Cricket Ground to East Farm, Avebury, from Friday July 7 to Sunday, July 9.
It continues to be a fundraiser for Prospect Hospice, the charity it was set up to support in 2011.
The musical entertainment will kick off on Friday evening. Then, after the traditional morning walk across the neolithic landscape, the bands return throughout Saturday.
Local and national acts from the worlds of rock and folk will provide the entertainment.
Already confirmed are Bath-based hip-hop and soul act Benji and Hibbz, singer-songwriter Ed Mann, local troubador George Wilding, dub, reggae and ska-influenced Kioko, Marlborough Rock Choir, Swindon Samba, ukulele band Ukey D’ukes, rock band Ulysses, and festival founder Nick Harper, the renowned singer-songwriter, with more acts to be confirmed.
Ticket prices – which include overnight camping – are yet to be confirmed.
For details, log on to the festival’s new website – http://aveburyrocksfestival.net
Image courtesy of satit_srihin at FreeDigitalPhotos.netRemember, remember the fifth of November... or the 3rd, or 4th. Whenever you decide to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, do it affordably and safely at a professionally organised event. Here are some of the events in our area.
Thursday, November 3
Rushall Primary School. Gates 5.30pm, display 6pm. Adults £4, Children £3, Family £12
Friday, November 4
Marlborough Town Football Club, Elcot Lane. Gates 7pm, fireworks 8pm. Adults £4, Children £2, Family £10, Concessions £2.
St Katharine’s Primary School, Savernake. Gates 6pm, display 7pm. £15 per car IN ADVANCE from the school office.
Saturday, November 5
2nd Marlborough Scouts , George Lane. 6pm to 8pm. Entry by donation.
Aldbourne Scouts and Guides New Big Hut Appeal, Court House, Aldbourne. 7.30pm.
Burbage Fireworks by Savernake Forest Scout Group, Scout Hut, East Sands, Burbage. Gates 6pm, display 7pm. Adults £5, Children £2.50.
Easton Royal Fireworks by Devizes Young Farmers. Gates 6.30pm, display 7.30pm. Donation on entry for Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Pewsey fireworks at The Moonrakers, 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Shalbourne Fireworks Display, the Playing Fields, Shalbourne. 5.30pm to 9pm. £10 per car.
Sunday, November 6
The Crown Fireworks Display, Broad Hinton. Bonfire 5pm, fireworks 6pm. Adults £6, Under 12s £3