Wisbech Rock Festival roars into life

Wisbech Park
Wisbech Park

Wisbech will be rocking out over the weekend during the town’s annual music festival.

Eight bands will be thrashing out when Wisbech Rock Festival roars to life on Sunday.

Wisbech Town Council has organised a massive programme for rock fans at the town’s park from noon.

Local favourites Whiskey Twist will kick off the line-up, followed by Scumbus.

Jaws of Cerberus take to the stage at 2pm before Rapture and Thin Lizzy tribute band, Lizzy on the Loose entertain.

Phoenix Calling, a band which is attracting national recognition, is performing at 5pm while Sound Station perform at 6pm.

The band has headlined the main stage at Peterborough’s Willow Festival and played the BBC Introducing Stage at Cambridge Rock Fest.

Phoenix Calling will be playing at the O2 Academy in Birmingham on the night before Wisbech Rock Festival.

Headline act is Vanity Fayre, which had Top 20 hits in the 1970s.

After more than 40 years in the business, Vanity Fare are still touring internationally; the band’s hits include “Hitchin’ a ride”, “Early in the morning”, “I live for the sun” and “Better by far”.

The band has sold more than five million records worldwide and has been awarded two gold discs.

This year’s event will feature, for the first time, a dance stage (on the bandstand) with local DJs playing everything from Drum and Bass to House music.