Andover Rocks returns to Andover for its second year. Andover Rocks is a community organisation who fundraise, by holding a 2 day musical festival.

This year the money will go to the Community Mental Health Team – to provide music therapy. The festival runs over Friday April 6th and Saturday April 7th 2018 in Andover town centre.

Festival goers have a choice of indoor and outdoor venues across Andover centre with music for all tastes and ages starting on Friday at 6th with Jazz at The Malthouse then from 10 am on Saturday and going late into the night.

Andover Rocks will offers workshops, singers, bands,children’s musical theatre and musical poetry going on across several different venues in town including The White Hart, The Malthouse, The Time Ring, The Rockhouse, Andover Methodist Church and the Café Bridge.

Many musicians, performers and helpful people donate their time and music to make the 2 day festival a musical feast.

In 2017 just over 200 performers, venues and friends volunteered for free.

This year Andover Rocks 2018 is currently supported by The Rockhouse, The Malthouse, Mailboxes Etc, The White Hart, Stringbrokers Music, Brilliant Solutions, All tail lifts, Andover Methodist Church, Purple Chicken Marketing and The Café Bridge.

Tickets are £10 from venues (see below) and through the FaceBook Page. Programmes will be available during the MiniFest from venues for £1.


Friday April 6th Venue 1 – The Malthouse SP10 3AN

The Malthouse are doing a curry at a special MiniFest rate. Please call them direct and book your table for 6pm or 7: 30pm

6-7pm Meditation to music with Soul Balance therapy (booking required)

7pm Pair of Horns

8pm Sharon Vennells Trio

9pm Jacamanda

And weather dependant Fire poi display from Dayna Timmons

Saturday April 7th (5 Venues)

Venue 1 – Andover Time Ring-Community music

10-10.45 Test Valley Brass

11-11.45 Brilliant Drama Group.

12-12.45 Romsey Ukulele group

1-1.45 Woodwind Belles and Storm Dynamic Music School

2-2.45 4 Toons

3-3.30 Show Off Dance

3.30-4.00 Harrowway School Choir

Venue 2 – The Methodist Church workshops SP10 1BL

10-1 Arts ‘n Crafts with Kaz Trinder (upstairs) – drop in. 10.15-11.45 All age Belly dance workshop with Shimique (booking required)

12.15-2.15 Children’s Celijadh with Amanda Kane Smith

3pm Mediation Chant with Rhonda Cleary (booking required)

Venue 3 – Café Bridge-Musical theatre and poetry

2.30-3.30 Children’s musical play – The Colourful Adventures of Merciful Grace.

3.30-5.00 Children’s poetry with children’s poet Fiona Mobbs

5-6 Poetry network session

6-7 Open space

7-9 Adult spoken word with music featuring Andover poet Dan Hooks and musical jazz band Just Us.

Venue 4 – The White Hart Acoustic lounge SP10 1BH

1.45 Dan and Hugo

2.45 Irregulars

3.45 Ross Horan

4.45 Kev Rees

5.45 Tumbleweeds

7pm Dale Zeffitt

8pm Lisa Von H

9pm Vintage

10.30 Disco

Venue 5 – The Rockhouse – SP10 2NU

2 The College Band

3 Jon Walsh

3.45 The Southern Jacobite Band

4 Skadded

5 80 Proof Mojo

6 Grant Sharkey

7 Hounds

8 One Last Thrill

9 In Darklight

10 NoKando

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