Friday, June 21, 2024

Rockin For The Children 2018

The eighth and final ever Rockin For Children Festival will take place over the weekend of 5 – 6th May this year at The Maze in Nottingham. WDFD Records, Noize Level Critical (NLC) and Orange amplifiers are sponsoring the event.

“With nearly £20,000 raised for Child Abuse and Children with Autism we hope that barrier will be broken and we can help even more children this year,” said festival organiser David Tonge.

“Over the years the festival has built a great reputation for being a huge party weekend for all the family, with friends coming back year after year to have fun and enjoy some of the best rock bands in the UK,” he continued. “This is a weekend when the bands to come to party, where the supporters and the bands are as one and what an atmosphere it creates, something very, very special. With 95 different bands playing over the years and many returning for several festivals we have been really thankful to have so much fantastic support.”

2018 will see 23 bands playing over the two day event. They include: Silverjet, Velvet Star, Phluid, Grand Ultra, DIP, Suicide Tuesday, Gin Annie, Burnt Out Wreck, Fahran, Hells Addiction, The NLC All Stars, Territory, Powderkeg, The Black Bullets, The Senton Bombs, Psychobabylon, Heartbreak Remedy, The Midnight Dogs, Theia, Falling Red, A Jokers Rage and The Idol Dead.

A festival highlight each year is The NLC All Stars, featuring Dave Sanders (Falling Red), Rob Lane (Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors), Kyle Lamley (Theia) and John JJ Watt (The Main Grains) plus singers from previous bands performing some rock Classics to finish off the Saturday evening in a true sing along party atmosphere. Several bands have reformed just for the festival where they will appear on the WDFD Records stage on Saturday. While on Sunday, Theia are part of what’s being touted as “the final countdown” with  The Idol Dead headlining to play out the last ever Noize Level Critical Festival on the Sunday evening.

The past two years have been sell outs and this year is already at 65% sold, so prompt booking is advised at just £20 for a weekend pass. The pass allow you to pop in and out of the venue to suit yourself over the weekend but with food available to buy on site, and beer and cider at what have been expressed as “great prices” you may decide to stay put. For those seeking accommodation, hotels are within walking distance of the venue.

With 100% of the proceeds going to help children and all bands, the venue and main sponsors Orange giving their time freely come those seeking a rock ‘n’ roll Bank Holiday weekend in Nottingham while helping out children’s charities should head for Nottingham this May.

Rockin For Children Festival tickets are available by clicking here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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