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Published on 8th June 2015

WAKEmanFest – three day event

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Rick Wakeman announces details of WAKEmanFEST which takes place at The Boston Gliderdrome in Lincolnshire over three days – Friday 30th October, Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November.

The event, now in the latter stages of planning,  is “the brainchild of Rob Ayling from Gonzo and was conceived as a three day event that would revolve around people I have worked with and my own band, The English Rock Ensemble of course.”

Rick Wakeman comments: “I wanted to create a festival I would want to go to myself. We have chosen as the venue for this 3 day event, The Boston Gliderdrome in Lincolnshire because of its amazing history. I remember playing there many times over the years, especially with YES. We are also hoping to organising various hotel deals for people to book into as well. It all starts on the Friday with a full day Saturday and a very special charity day on the Sunday which finishes around 5pm so everybody can head off home”.

The proposed agenda (subject to change and confirmation) is as follows.

Friday 30th October

Registration from 2pm
Video Room open showing Rick Wakeman and related DVDs
5:30pm – 6pm: Q&A with The Cadbury Sisters
6:30pm – 7pm: Q&A with The Wakeman family

Evening Performance
7:30pm – 8:15pm: The Cadbury Sisters
9pm – 11pm: Wakeman Cubed

Saturday 31st October

Video room open all day
VIP room open all day

2pm – 3pm: Q&A cast of Sir Henry of Rawlinson’s End
4:30pm – 5pm: Q&A with Rick & The ERE
5:30pm – 6pm: Q&A with The Strawbs

Evening performance
6:30pm -7:30pm: Sir Henry of Rawlinson’s End (with Rick guesting)
8pm – 9pm: Strawbs (with Rick guesting at the end)
10pm -11:30pm: English Rock Ensemble

Sunday 1st November

11:30am: Reception before buffet lunch
12pm – 2pm: Lunch with table magic and 3 games for people for people to play with all proceeds to the Grand Order of Water Rats

Afternoon performance
2pm – 2.30pm: The Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra
2:35pm – 3pm: Magician
3:05pm – 3:45pm: Kevin Orkian
4pm – 5pm: Rick & The ERE (Chrissie Hammond making a guest appearance)


The event will not be using a mainstream ticketing site to avoid fans having to pay surcharges and convenience fees. Details of tickets will be available soon and you can pre-register for tickets on the event website.


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