COLNE Town Council is extending the music vibe that is sure to suffuse Colne during the 25th Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival by staging its popular GreenRock Concert the following weekend, on Saturday 30th August. Held on Colne’s Millennium Green, off Shaw Street in Waterside, the Council’s Events Committee has devised a bumper schedule of acts, giving diverse musical performances from noon until 7 p.m.
The Committee’s Chair, Councillor Dorothy Lord, explained: “As usual, this is an all-inclusive event, with the Millennium Green being fully accessible for young and old and the disabled. This year, we are asking people not to bring their dogs. We want families to bring their chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy the entertainment. We would like to thank Colne Tyre Centre for their generous sponsorship.”
Although GreenRock is free, there is a strict limit on numbers, so the Council is calling on GreenRockers to turn up promptly by noon.
Local businesses are attending GreenRock to keep the GreenRockers fed and watered, so those without picnics can be certain of being catered for. There will be an extensive range of burgers, wraps, sandwiches and drinks and, inanticipation of good weather,ice cream and candy floss! After rave reviews at the last two GreenRocks, the Council has also secured the services of a popular facepainting duo.
GreenRock 2014’s Running Order is:
12Noon BIGBELLY HIFI –
Traditional British Reggae/Ska/Northern Soul sounds – from Colne with mystery local band T.B.A.
1PM DAISY –
A singer/songwriter from Hebden Bridge. Acoustic guitar and simple chord progressions paired with sweet melodies.
2PM LEN –
Original music from song writer, Mike Craine, with Steve Hemsworth – bass, Damian Lyons – guitar and Colin Bracewell – drums, Victoria Martin flute and Chris Allen keyboards.
3PM WALTER MITTY’S HEAD –
60’s Punk, Psychobilly from Colne.
4PM VICKY AND THE BIG COMBO –
This popular, local band’s repertoire encompasses soul standards to modern day anthems.
4.30PM DRUM MACHINE –
A 20 piece drumming collective, whichuses traditional Samba Reggae instruments, to create pumping dance floor grooves influenced by… Techno, Drum and Bass, Reggae and Dub, Funk, House and Jazz.
5PM THE CULTIVATORS –
Reggae and dub played with a really authentic roots feel! They bring a positive message and a big smile.
PLUS A bit more DRUM MACHINE
6PMMAD JACK AND THE HATTERS –
The UK’s new electric hillbilly superstars… Their unique sound, intense, unforgettable live shows and crazy antics will have you jumpin’ ‘n’ hollerin’!
7PM – GreenRock 2014 Ends
“We look forward to welcoming Colne’s music lovers to the Millennium Green on 30th”, enthused Cllr. Lord. “GreenRock is a great showcase for local bands, as well as those a little further afield. However, I believe it is the wonderful Colne atmosphere, generated by people of all ages, that makes GreenRock such a vibrant, fun event.”