For a good cause – Pete Salisbury’s do-good festival, come by if you can:

The past few years has seen a proliferation in UK music festivals but with the choice so great some have struggled to attract the crowds. Some of the more successful festivals have been the smaller, more varied independent ones of which the Rec Rock Festival is one.

This not for profit community festival is run by The Verve drummer Pete Salisbury, his wife Pam and a few friends. The aim is to raise money for defibrillators in schools and sports clubs along with people trained to use them. Set over 3 days in the beautiful Peak District this years main headliners are The Farm,  Frankie and the Heartstrings, and actor Paddy Considine’s band Riding The Low. In all there are over 50 acts confirmed over the 4 stages including Jade Assembly, Stu Whiston, Mouses, Sugarmen and The British Drum Company, Pete’s current band which also features Kasabian’s Ian Matthews.

As well as the bands and usual stalls there will be a dedicated childrens area with climbing wall and outdoor cinema, a Tim Peaks coffee area  and a specially designed bar area sponsored by the Endure Brewery which will feature campfire stories late into the evening. With a capacity of only 1000 and £50 weekend camping ticket, this promises to be the perfect chilled end to the festival season.With a lot of the area under cover, the unreliable British weather shouldn’t be a problem so as well as hearing some great bands you can take in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Festival info:

Date: September 23 – 25. 2016

Buxworth, Derbyshire, Clough Head Farm

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