Chesil Will Rock Tomorrow

Chesil Will Rock Tomorrow

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 11:00am 17th June 2016.

A one day music festival of music and art is taking place at Langton Herring tomorrow - to raise money for a very worthy cause.

Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 50.

A couple from Langton Herring are putting on a one day music and arts festival tomorrow to try and change that.
Tim and Hilary Warren are proud to be organising and hosting Chesil Rocks again, supporting Samaritans of Dorset and last year the event made a really significant contribution towards their budget, enabling them to focus more on their crucial work.  "Suicide is the leading cause of death in man aged under 50 and this needs to change" (Hilary Warren).  

Chesil Rocks is not a commercial event and with the help of sponsors, the tickets, food and drinks are all keenly priced. Chesil Rocks is very much a family event, with brilliant activities for children too, including facepainting, fossil painting, storytelling and a treasure hunt!
Appearing will be a number of great bands and musicians, and we are delighted to welcome to Chesil Rocks for the first time the Gravity Drive, Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures, the Strange and the Beautiful, Ken Watkins, Hustle,  Slipstream, the Mighty Fine, the John Stone Band, George and the Red Rangers, Darron Garnett, the Unprepared Jug Band, Meredith Baker, the Band of the New Hardy Players and the Million Dollar Bash. We shall also be welcoming back Wilson, Jolly Boys Outing, Jess Vincent, WTF Band, Tamara Konstantin, the C Sharp Blues Band, Sarah de Warren, Magdalena Atkinson, Seren, the Dorset Wrecks, Portesham Ukulele Band and Ian Sedwell. Stand-up comedy will be returning, hosted by Tom Glover.
"We are indebted to our major sponsors, without which Chesil Rocks would not take place - Magna Housing Association, Weymouth and Portland Scaffolding, John Richards, Poundbury Dental Practice, Atlantic Audio, Vivid Commercial Interiors, Studio B in Bristol, Studioprint and local farmer Robert Mayo".

"People attending Chesil Rocks in the past have commented upon the beautiful setting, how well organised it is, the intimacy of the event, the diversity of music and arts, the quality, variety and price of food and drink, the charity we raise funds for - but above all, comment has most often been made about a very special atmosphere - captured last year with competition winning photograph from Ross Gooding (attached).

One of the stand-up comics last year, quipped "If Marks and Spencer did a music festival, they'd call it Chesil Rocks".

Chesil Rocks has a strict 500 person capacity and we sold out in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015. Tickets are priced at £15 for an adult, £7.50 for a young person (11-16) and children (0-10) are free. Tickets are available from the website at (£1 surcharge to cover postage) or from the Kings Arms at Portesham, the Elm Tree Inn at Langton Herring, the Lugger in Chickerell, the Ilchester Arms at Abbotsbury, the Market House Tavern in Weymouth,  or from Poundbury Dental Practice or Pinnow Music in Dorchester.
The food outlets will be similar to previous years with freshly made Pizzas from Pizza on the Hoof, the Lovin' Spoonful return with their veggie/vegan options; fish options will be available from Travels With My Aunt and Poundbury butchers Brace of Butchers will be providing gourmet burgers and other products. Also available will be cream teas provided by Samaritans, freshly brewed coffee from the Dorset Coffee Company and delicious ice cream.
We'll have an amazing bar again, with locally sourced real ale and cider fresh from the barrel at just £3 per pint; 200ml glasses of wine for £3, and Pimms at just £3 for a generous measure and with all the trimmings!

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