Article and image by Jonathan White
The second annual ‘Cancer On The Rocks’ rock and blues music festival will take place in a heated marquee at the rear of The Railway Hotel on Pillory Street in Nantwich on the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February 2019.
All profits from the weekend will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Music on Saturday 23rd is from Sons of Liberty, Adam Norsworthy, Lol Goodwin, Boneyard Dog, Jessie Galante, Ash Wilson, The Mustangs, and Voodoo Vegas.
Music on Sunday 24th is from The Wild Strays, Jupiter Falls, Electric Rebels, The Jokers, Skyfever, Jac Dalton, and Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Casablanca, Roxie 77).
The line-ups are a mixture of local, national and international rock and blues original live music bands.
Tickets = full weekend £30, one day £16.
There is also a prize raffle with a chance to win a hand built custom acoustic/electric hybrid guitar from Australian manufacturers Fican – valued at just under £2,000.
The inaugural Cancer On The Rocks festival last year raised £2,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, so it it’s hoped this year’s event will top that total.
Cancer On The Rocks organiser, Rick Palin said: “A great many of us have lost loved ones to Cancer and the support that Macmillan nurses provide both to the dying and their families is invaluable, but as ever charities like this can only survive on what is donated to them.
“Cancer On The Rocks was created to help raise significant funds for the cause and also for us to remember our lost loved ones for who they were and not what they became because of this disease.
“Cancer On The Rocks is about celebrating people’s lives and what better medium than music.”