Croydon Rocks Festival organisers seek to inject life back into Croydon’s live music scene.
Croydon has a long history of being one of the UK ́s biggest and most important music hubs spawning world- famous artists like David Bowie, Billy Idol, Adele, Amy Winehouse, The Damned and many more.
It used to be one of London’s most vibrant centers of new music with classic venues such as The Cartoon and Fairfield Halls plus thriving live-music pubs all around town. Over the years, The venues have shut down and the music scene in Croydon has been forced underground.There is still a huge desire for live music throughout the borough and a high demand for quality venues to house the hundreds of up and coming bands and artists.
Local business owners Richie Hudson and Pete Wall spoke about hosting an event that would inject life back into Croydon’s rock scene. With the recent opening of Croydon’s TMRW venue, they decided to put their ideas into practice alongside the event organisation expertise of Hannah Godhe.
Richie Hudson says this about the event
“We are organizing the largest rock festival Croydon has ever seen to bring live music back to the borough and place it firmly at the top of the UK ́s rock music mountain! We want to give local, national and international artists a place to show off their untapped talent, and also a chance for people to explore and experience live music and good times!”
Croydon Rocks will be headlined by The Ramonas an all female Ramones tribute Act and Warrior Soul, a classic punk rock act from Detroit who are internationally renowned for their rockstar status stemming from the 90’s.
“Kory Clarke should be considered and is one of the great Rock Stars of all time along with Bon Scott, Axl Rose and Michael Monroe.”
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“You mighta had dope, guns, and riots in the streets, but your kids have smartphones and Netflix and they could not care less about your cyclops revolution. Which is a bit of a nightmare for the last true rock star, a wild-card from the streets of Detroit, Kory Clarke who made his reputation and career on being the baddest motherf*cker in all of Badsville with an incendiary socio-political agenda and a roar-for-war that rattles mountains.” Classic Rock on Warrior Soul
Other acts on the bill include alternative rock outfit Anavae (Eleven Seven Music), Dave McPherson (InMe), local rockers Mordecai who have performed at Download Festival and more….
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