Ever fallen in love with a Buzzcock?

With summer soothing our skin with its sunshine rays what better time to look ahead to some of the wonderful events taking place in and around T&C territory?

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th April 2011, 9:15 am

Rhythm Festival 2011 has announced its Friday night headlining team.

Punk legends The Buzzcocks joined by influential Brit-Rock three-piece Dodgy will headline, and one of the last surviving Chicago Blues legends, Eddie C Campbell, will fly in especially for this exclusive UK appearance.

The Buzzcocks are quite simply the real deal. And anyone who salutes Green Day, Blink 182 and any other of those pop punk offerings simply must witness this band in action.

Live The Buzzocks have lost none of their original 1970s punk rock charm and deliver killer riffs with all the snarling spirit of their generation.

The band has changed in an almost chameleon-like way over the years and have experimented with different sounds.

But their latest offerings are every bit as visceral as if you saw them in their heyday, at a seedy Manchester club.

Other acts added to the 6th Rhythm Festival line-up include mad-cap festival favourites, Macavities Cat, the twisted Turkish-folk-rock of Dogan Mehmet & The Deerhunters and highly-touted Derry singer/songwriter Rainy Boy Sleep who will play on the Sunday.

Blues diva Debbi Giles and her full Midnight Train band will play on the Saturday.

The acts will join the already amazing line-up which includes Toots and The Maytals, Imelda May, Nick Lowe, Jack Bruce, Steve Cropper and The Animals, Terry Reid, The Blockheads, Oysterband, Burns Unit, Mud Morganfield, Sandi Thom, 9 Below Zero and Curved Air.

The event will take place on August 26, 27 and 28 at The Mansion House, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade.

Weekend tickets cost £110 for the weekend with a £30 surcharge for camping.

Day tickets, which are limited to 500 per day cost £45 on the Friday and Saturday and £49 for the Sunday.

To book call 01767 626262 and for more information visit www.rhythmfestival.com

Mat Roberts is set to host a 24-hour jam over the May bank holiday in aid of Help For Heroes.

The Bedford-based musician, who runs a range of open mic nights across the area, will be leading the day-long event at The White Horse in Newnham Avenue along with a host of friends.

From midnight to midnight the jam will see the musicians play covers, jam new tunes, and invite anyone who fancies getting up on stage to join them.

Mat said: “It is going to be really tiring, but it is for a great cause.

“There will be loads of people joining me who a lot of people will recognise from bands like Next Generation, Dynaphone Records, and plenty of others too.

“We will also be recording an album as we go along earlier in the day, so anyone who wants to join us may get the chance to buy a CD with their performance later that evening.”

The charity 24-hour jam will run from 12am to 12am on Monday, May 2.