Calling all young rock bands to take part in festival

ORGANISERS of the upcoming Hastings Musical Festival are calling on all young rock bands to take advantage of an offer of free entry for the event’s Rockfest at the White Rock Theatre this March.

Last year eight bands took part in the popular category in the three-week festival, held every year in February and/or March.

Molly Townson, the festival’s chairman, said: “This is a great opportunity for young bands to work in a wonderful theatre, with professional sound and lighting.

“With seven prizes to be won of £50 upwards, Paul Roberts, lead singer with The Stranglers, will be there to give his own brand of friendly encouragement and useful advice to the young musicians.

“This is always a great evening, but with our special offer out as of today.

“It is best to ring up as soon as possible on Hastings 437357 or 430923 for details as it will be a case of ‘first come first served.”

The Rockfest is on Friday, March 21.

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