Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel have been confirmed for the May Day “Rock For Life” charity festival to be held near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.
The band will play on a bill with local acts and Status Quo on Saturday, May 1st.
Tobias Leask, director of Caledonian Productions, said: “Rock For Life will be the biggest music day in the Highlands for years.” Cash raised at Rock For Life will be donated to Highland Hospice, which cares for hundreds of people each year who are terminally-ill. Mr Leask said: “We believe Rock For Life will be the biggest open air concert to be staged in the region. This will be the first of its kind in the Highlands. Rock For Life will be a fantastic event, which will continue for years to come, raising cash for a host of local charities.”
David Welch, Highland Hospice fundraising director, said: “We are delighted to be the beneficiary of the Rock For Life event. It promises to be a huge success both for the area and for Highland Hospice.”
The charity has a 10-bed inpatient unit and a day hospice on the same site, and also provides bereavement counseling for relatives. Rock For Life will be opened by Donnie Munro, the former lead singer of Runrig, with The Vatersay Boys, followed by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. Crowds of 20,000 people will attend on each day of the two-day festival at Bogbain Farm on the southern outskirts of the Highland capital.
Tickets for the first day of the festival are £45 and are available from MFR, Bogbain and on-line at www.rock4life.co.uk A limited number of tickets will be available at Highland Hospice shops from Monday. If plans for a second day are confirmed, tickets will cost £55 with a two-day ticket £90.