On your bikes to tribute nirvana
What is the Rock and Bike Fest?
It's a family-friendly music and bike/trike event in the grounds of Elvaston Castle over the weekend of July 12 to 14, with Pendulum, the Quireboys, the Sweet, Toyah Willcox and lots of tribute acts, plus a custom bike and trike show, live wrestling, tattoo competitions and more.
How many people are expected to attend this year?
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What is its history?
It was started five years ago by a team of people who share a passion for music and bikes. The first major event was in 2008 but there were a couple of smaller scale ones prior to that.
Who are the big music names who've played the festival in the past?
Saxon, Girlschool, T-Rex, Bad Company, the Levellers, the Quireboys, New Model Army, Toyah Willcox and Nazareth.
What are the music highlights this year?
A DJ set from Pendulum, plus the Quireboys, the Sweet and Toyah Willcox, who'll be performing the finale with the Sweet. There are also a number of bands paying tribute to the likes of Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses, Rammstein, Prodigy, Levellers, Killers, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Megadeath and Motley Crue.
Are there any Nottingham bands playing?
Seven little Sisters, Dawn Trader, Sack Sabbath, Wraith, Broken City Saints, Stage Fright, Faithealer, Gatecrasher and SNB.
Why hold it at Elvaston Castle?
It's steeped in history, is a great setting and is within easy reach from Nottingham and Derby.
How many bikes and trikes are we talking here?
There'll be hundreds from all over Europe attending. There's a custom bike and trike competition with several categories.
What else is happening apart from the music and the bikes?
There'll be a MCW wrestling displays, fancy dress competitions, the famous Wall of Death, have-a-go archery, trade stalls and Kidz Circus Skills. One punter has already agreed to have her head shaved at the festival to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Ward E38 at the QMC, which is for cancer patients. The first cut on Vicky Henshaw's head will be made by Toyah Willcox.
How much are tickets?
It's £40 for the whole weekend in advance or £50 on the gate. This includes camping and free parking for bikes and trikes only. Day tickets are available for Friday and Saturday only priced at £30 each.
Where are advance tickets on sale?
By sending a cheque payable to RABF, enclosing a SAE, to Tickets, RABF, PO Box 9969, Nottingham, NG10 9DQ. The last postal date is July 4. They are also available through the website www.rockandbikefest.co.uk and these official ticket outlets: the Salutation Inn, Maid Marian Way; the Greyhound pub in Beeston; College Street Post Office in Long Eaton; Treasured Ink Tattoos, Station Road, Sandiacre and Full Throttle, Alexander Street, Stapleford.