Zane Lowe to play CockRock 2012
Last updated at 19:37, Thursday, 10 May 2012
Star DJ Zane Lowe will play at this year’s Cockermouth Rock Festival.
The BBC Radio 1 DJ will take to the festival’s new main stage on the Saturday night of the July 20-22 festival at Wellington Farm.
Lowe hosts the station’s flagship new music show on week nights and has performed DJ sets to crowds all over the world. He has hosted shows on MTV, XFM, MTV2 and BBC 2.
The DJ is one of many big named acts announced for this year’s festival, including Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Tinchy Stryder and Buzzcocks.
Tickets are available from the Times & Star office, 23 Oxford Street, Workington.
First published at 19:25, Thursday, 10 May 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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The main objectives of the festival are:Â To provide an annual sustainable festival in Cockermouth.Â To provide opportunities for young musicians in West Cumbria, helping them to further their musical ambitions and to provide equal opportunities for all sections of the community to be involved in music.Â Â To help bands get established in the local area both through the festival and CockRock Promotions.Â Â To support local charities within the area.Â To make sure our festival goers have a great time!I took that from the CockRock website. The way i see it is if they intend on providing an annual sustainable festival which of course is growing each year, they need to be able to cater for everybody's music taste. Yes maybe they are heading in the other direction that the festival name suggests but there are still a hell of a lot of rock artists performing. These big acts increase the numbers, which increases the sales, which in turn keeps the festival alive. There's no denying that, no matter how much you despise 'tinchy stryder'! I think the only phrase is shut up and put up. They gotta do what they gotta do!
I am looking forward to Cockrock, after a great 2011 it looks like 2012 will be even better. While a few acts aren't my cup of tea, Tinchy and Zane to name a couple the great thing about the festival is that there is always something else happening, so i have no doubt that there will be a band on that I do like somewhere else. On the other hand I am not a Goldie Looking Chain fan and they were brilliant last year. Roll on Cockrock 2012 can't wait.
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