Heavy rock and metal fans invited to Tavisrock this weekend
PLYMOUTH music fans are invited to join all-day rock fest Tavisrock, at the Wharf in Tavistock this weekend, with no concerns about drinking and driving.
Public transport from Royal Parade across the moor has been arranged for lovers of heavy rock and metal who are expected to flock to the Tavistock festival, which takes place throughout the day tomorrow.
This year’s line up, which boasts 13 bands over 11 hours, sees Cornish heavy metallers Kernuyck once more stirring up the mosh pit – fresh from igniting the hordes at Looe festival a couple of weeks ago – as well as High Voltage Cornwall who will hopefully repeat their memorable performance of the recent Bike Night on Plymouth Hoe.
“All the bands are worthy of late slots,” says organiser Ellie Hudson, but it’s impossible to put so many bands on in the evening so the day kicks off with Liskeard rockers NFAM, and Seattle Saints with High Voltage shortly after.
“Anyone who knows Helen Goldsmith – now vocalist with Eclypse, formerly of Quad Core – will know she’s got the ballsiest bluesy voice in Plymouth and they’re on at 3pm.”
As well as Eclypse you’ll find Anna Angel’s Blue Angel, plus The Needletones, grunge rockers Seattle Saints, hard rockers Grifter plus Blue on Black and Decade 5.
Back by popular demand after last year are Black Cat Bone plus The Rising while increasingly popular covers band Facemelter are to bringing the bash to a close at the end of the night.
Renowned locally for their high-energy theatrical presentation encompassing some of the hardest and heaviest music of the Seventies and Eighties classic rock era, Facemelter take no prisoners in their attempt to deliver an uncompromising set decidedly not designed for those of a sensitive disposition.
Once again the festival is to be held as a fund-raiser for the Royal British Legion who will have their own merchandise stand at the event and there will be lots of great prizes to win.
Ellie continues: “Last year we held Tavisrock the day before Remembrance which with hindsight was a mistake because a lot of the bikers in the British Legion wanted to come to the event but were at various parades around the UK.
“So this year we have brought it forward a month and as a result it’s expected there will be a fair few smart-looking bikes outside the Wharf.”
Ellie is organising mini buses from Plymouth to leave the city centre on Saturday lunchtime, returning after the last band has played, so if you’re interested in reserving a seat contact her direct on 01752 216188 or 07799 808737.
Tickets for the festival cost £7 in advance or you can take your chances on the door and pay £9.
Doors open at noon and the show starts at 12.45pm.
Ellie says: “The line up this year is ace, making it well worth getting out to the venue for the full 11 hours!”