Colne talent event follows in the footsteps of the famous festival (From Burnley and Pendle Citizen)
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Colne talent event follows in the footsteps of the famous festival
PROMOTERS hope the vibes from Colne’s blues festival will still be in the air when a showcase for local talent is held seven days later.
GreenRock will be returning for its third annual outing at the town’s Millennium Green, off Shaw Street, on August 31.
And it is the closest the event, staged by Colne Town Council, has been to the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, which will occupy the ears of connoisseurs over bank holiday weekend.
Coun Dorothy Lord, a Waterside borough councillor and town council events committee chairman, said: “We want families to bring their chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy the entertainment.”
Acoustic rockers DRaks Drum will kick off the proceedings at noon, with LEN, alias songwriter Mike Craine, taking to the stage at 2pm.
Four-piece covers specialists The Dirty Donnas will play an hour later, followed at 4pm by the reggae sounds of Big Belly Hi-fi and Drum Machine, offering a more samba, techno, dub and funk flavour later.
Pyschobilly favourites Walter Mitty’s Head are pencilled in for 5pm, before dub-reggae headliners Rasta4Eyes.
Coun Lord added: “I believe it is the wonderful Colne atmosphere, generated by people of all ages, that makes GreenRock such a vibrant, fun event.”
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