Dorset Set for Weekend of Classic Rock & Blues at Loverocks Festival in Ferndown

Loverocks Festival returns for its third year on Friday 7th June promising an action-packed weekend of nostalgic cover bands and talented local artists taking place at St Leonards Farm and Campsite.

The popular classic rock and blues festival, Loverocks Festival, returns to Ferndown this June, hosting a variety of well-known cover bands and original rock bands. The festival is now in it’s third year and has become ever-popular amongst Dorset and Hampshire residents, attracting over 300 visitors at Loverocks Festival 2018.

The festival plays host to a variety of classic rock and blues bands, some of which have performed at previous Loverocks Festivals. The headline cover bands performing this year include Maidstone-based Pink Floyd tribute band Just Floyd and Hells Bells – an accomplished tribute band to ACDC who tour all over Europe. Just Floyd were one of the headline acts at the first Loverocks Festival. They use an immersive lightshow as part of their performance and are often described as ‘the most authentic live Pink Floyd tribute’ due to their impressive live show which mimics the real Pink Floyd.

As well as cover bands, Loverocks is featuring some original bands from the local area and overseas. Some of the U.K. rock bands include Leicester hard-rockers, SKAM; London rock band, City of Thieves and Northern Ireland-based Baleful Creed.

Hell’s Gazelles are making the trip down from Oxford after receiving a critically-acclaimed review in Kerrang. Hard-hitting five piece, Those Damn Crows, will be taking a break from recording their second album. Bournemouth-based hard rock band, Western Sand, will be playing a collection of songs from their two critically acclaimed EP’s.

International guests include Dublin blues rock band, Samarkind, who will be crossing the Irish Sea to play for attendees at Loverocks Festival.

In addition to the live music taking place over the weekend, the family-friendly festival, which is free for under-5’s, makes the most of the facilities at St Leonards Farm and Campsite. Families at Loverocks can expect activities such as face painting and access to the children’s play area at the campsite.

Jim Love, Event Organiser, said:

“Loverocks Festival is really taking off and we have some super-exciting acts for this year’s festival. It’s great to have a mixture of cover bands and original bands from across the UK so attendees can experience up-and-coming artist and enjoy some classic hits from the past. There is a heavy focus on keeping Loverocks a family-friendly event again this year.”

Held at St Leonards Farm and Campsite in Ferndown, revellers can stay on-site and bring their own campervans and tents to the family-friendly festival, or make the most of the glamping opportunity, where festival-goers can hire out a luxury yurt which fits 4 people.

Loverocks takes place on the 7th June and the 8th of June. For a full festival line up and to buy tickets, visit: https://sanctuarypromotions.co.uk/