Nene Valley Rock Festival
Nene Park, Peterborough, 31st Aug - 3rd Sept 2023
* Subject to licences and contracts *
Swan & Heron stages
These stages will operate alternately so you will be able to see all of every band if you wish.
Both stages, and the bar, are housed within one marquee to protect you from the weather.
Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will be bringing their psychedelic showcase of theatrical rock from the master and pioneer of this and other genres. The show includes classics from his back catalogue and material from the highly acclaimed new album “Long Long Road”. A woven tapestry of music, sonics, lights, theatre and costume. A journey into creativity, sound and colour…. A timeless adventure into the heart of psychedelia from the God of Hellfire and his company of crazy creators!
Lifesigns was the brainchild of vocalist and keyboard player John Young (Asia, Strawbs, Bonnie Tyler), Frosty Beedle (drums), Steve Rispin (sound) and Nick Beggs (bass/vocals). Their eponymous first album sold well and included many special guests. Jon Poole (Wildhearts, Cardiacs) replaced Nick Beggs and a new album 'Cardington' was released with Niko Tsonev on guitar, subsequently replaced by Dave Bainbridge (Strawbs, Iona) on guitar and second keyboards. Frosty left in 2020 and the arrival of Zoltán Csörsz on drums, produced the current album 'Altitude'
In answer to overwhelming support, former members of John Coghlan’s Quo Mick Hughes, Rick Chase, Pete Mace and Russ Chadd have reformed under the name of QUO CONNECTION in order to begin the next chapter carrying on the legacy of Status Quo and John Coghlan. They'll bring you the sound of the Frantic Four with a genuine Quo connection! The guys are looking forward to seeing you all at the Nene Valley Rock Festival!
Winners of Prog magazine's 2023 award for best unsigned band, Square Wild are confusing audiences around the land by playing thoughtful, original music that keeps going to places you don't expect! You'll find inspirational lyrics mixed with tales of fantasy, hook-laden rock anthems that might veer into ska or samba, inventive drumming reminiscent of some of the greats, mesmerising guitar, the odd bass solo and then there's Lucy's vocals and stage presence. Most likely thing you'll hear from the crowd? "Wow, wasn't expecting that!"
We're old school. We were old school when it was new school, and just haven't moved on. In fact it's probably about time we went back to school to see what it's all about. Founding member, lead singer, and guitarist in the band, Baz formed Predatur as a teenager with a group of friends back in '76. The current line up returns the band to its roots, with frantic rock, boogie bursting at the seams, and enough blue notes for any tortured soul.
Sam Millar & the Sass Bandits
Sam Millar is a musician from Greater Manchester, formerly the guitarist and main song writer in Bigfoot. After Bigfoot’s split in 2019 Sam released 2 solo EP’s ‘Holy Sass’ and ‘Radio Gouda’ with a full album to follow in September 2023. After the positive reviews of the releases, ‘The Sass Bandits’ was formed to take the songs out on tour with as a full 5-piece live band.
Blues Boy Kings
Sensational original blues rock band with exciting original songs from three albums!
Featuring singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist - Jason North; bass/vocals provided by extraordinary force of nature - Sammy J North; solid rhythm guitar/organ/ vocals from original BBK family member - Rich Taylor and finally a UK blues great, who needs no introduction, the shuffle king himself - Mark Barrett on drums. Don't miss this awesome true blues band!
The Far Meadow
The Far Meadow is a five-piece progressive rock band from London. With rave reviews for 2019 release Foreign Land (Bad Elephant Music), and a new album in the pipeline, TFM forges an astonishing and exciting array of musical textures. Be sure to catch them as they invent and road test the next wave of scintillating symphonic rock classics.
Martin Ledger Band
Martin Ledger's sound is often compared to that of Mark Knopfler, which is understandable as he also fronts Dire Straits tribute band Alchemy Live, but his songwriting is influenced by Wishbone Ash, Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac and classic rock in general. He was part of the Classic Rock Society best newcomer award winning Cloud Atlas, plays for the Heather Findlay Band and has played with Mike Rutherford of Genesis.