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Levellers headline at concert among stones
8:00pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in News
Tickets are now on sale to see one of the country’s top folk-rock bands The Levellers playing live at the Avebury Rocks festival set among the stone circles on July 7.
Other acts on the bill include Marlborough singer/ songwriter Nick Harper and, hopefully, emerging 17-year- old star Jess Hall with her band from Swindon.
The Levellers regularly fill top venues like the O2 and they hold a Glastonbury festival main stage record of more than 120,000, but they “jumped at the chance” of joining their close friend Nick Harper, he said, in the Avebury rock event which involves a 20-mile walk followed by an evening concert on the village sports ground.
Cy Curnin and Jamie West-Oram – who originally lived in Burbage – from The Fixx will take part in both the walk and the concert.
Unlike most other sponsored walks, the Avebury Rocks 20-mile hike across the Marlborough Downs has regular breaks at which one or other of the musicians entertains.
David Uttley, who founded Avebury Rocks for Marlborough Rotary Club, said: “The music stop at Milk Hill will be the highest gig in Wiltshire.”
Avebury Rocks has particular meaning for Nick Harper because it raises funds for Prospect Hospice where his mother died from cancer, and for the children’s cancer and leukaemia charity CALM.
The concert begins at 6pm. For tickets visit www.prospect-hospice.net/aveburyrocks