Wednesday, 30 May 2012

West Brom's biggest and best music festival is back

When: 7th July 2012
Where: The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 7PG
What: Mega 12 hours, fund raising, music extravaganza
Why: Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
Why not come and join in and see what is happening? A total of 31 bands will be descending on The Public in West Bromwich for the most recent instalment of Judgestock, the area’s largest music festival. Bands will be flying the standards for indie, soul, metal and steel, and everything in between. Headlining the event will be former Stone Roses and Simply Red guitarist, and forerunner of the ‘Madchester’ music scene, Aziz Ibrahim. The festival’s organiser, Lee Judge hopes that Ibrahim’s set will amplify an event already jam-packed with musical talent.
Lee, a Collections Specialist at npower’s offices in Kingswinford, who was born and lives in West Brom, first got involved in charity work when he was a mere 17 year old and the past two years have seen his efforts focus on raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, with the annual Judgestock festival dedicated to the late Simon Turton, Lee’s best friend, who died of cancer two years ago. Lee says: “I think we expect to donate at least £10,000 to the charity this year but it would be wonderful if we could go that bit further and raise £15,000. To do this will take the support of lots of generous, local people and I urge anyone interested in either music or entertainment or who wants to have a day of fun, then please get your ticket before they sell out and come along to a great event!”
Aziz Ibrahim will be performing with students from the George Salter Academy Saturday School during the afternoon and then doing his own set on one of the three stages in the evening.
Tickets are available from The Public at £8 for adults, with entry for under 12s free.

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