This Saturday sees the first ever Ronson Rocks Greatfield all-day music festival, celebrating the music and the artistic contribution of the legendary musician, guitarist, arranger and producer Mick Ronson.
Originally part of Spiders From Mars with David Bowie, Mick is one of the most famous Hullensians in history. The event this Saturday has a range of brilliant bands headlining on the main stage, plus a load of family activities and food to make it a day to remember.
Here’s our quick guide to help you make the most of the day…
So what’s the big idea?
It’s the first time this event has taken place. The whole purpose of the event has been to explore the fantastic legacy left behind by Ronson whilst providing local people with the opportunity to share their talent.
Greatfield Big Local, a 10 year and beyond community development project is helping to organise this brilliant day whereby residents come together to help improve the area they live in.
Our Top 5 Performers
Musician and songwriter, Amanda Lowe has written ten songs exploring the life of Amy Johnson from her fantastic experiences to her death.
A dark progressive rock band formed from previous students at Hessle High School that released their debut album ‘Seven Past Eight’ back in April last year.
One of Mick’s local music friends, Les will be doing a brief set on the main stage playing a variety of rock and blues.
One of our favourite modern folk bands playing the local scene regularly at the moment. Heralding from Scunny, they’re a 7-piece folk extravaganza with instruments from the Ukulele to the Banjo.
Mick’s sister, also a talented singer and musician, is performing on Saturday with many pieces in tribute to her late brother. Expect to hear familiar songs that you love.
There is also a second stage on the day featuring talented up-and-coming musicians looking to showcase themselves on the big stage. These include Rubee Adams, Elice Smalley, John Murray, Jenny Smith and many more.
What else is on offer?
As well as great music, there’s a whole variety of things to do including a beer tent, BBQ and carvery available to keep you fed and watered all day. There are also plenty of activities for children and teenagers including a small fairground and Wacky Races run by Grin.
It’s a bargain!
There are only 1,000 tickets available for this event. We think it’ll be a sell-out, so we can only recommend that you get your tickets early to avoid missing out. An all-day adult pass is just £6 (if you’re a Greatfield resident you get 50% off so just £3 per adult ticket). Children under-16 are free!
Hopefully, that’s given you a helpful insight into what’s going on this Saturday, and we look forward to seeing you all there.