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PLAYING OUT LOUD!
An online monthly guide to live music in the South.
Welcome to the June 2004 edition of Playing Out
POL for short. More comprehensive than ever
with in-depth articles and interviews. As regular visitors will know, and there
are thousands of them now making 70,000+
hits per month, our mission is to stimulate interest in live music and let you
know whatís on and where in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire and parts of
adjoining counties. Jazz, pop, blues, folk, country, rock, soul and classical
music are all covered - if itís live itís here. But POL
is not just a gigs listing site.
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last-minute gigs. So this month we will be starting an Articles For Sale section
for anyone who wishes to sell albums, CDs, books, musical instruments, magazine,
music ephemera - in fact anything music-related. And itís completely free. We
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the latest news.
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With over twenty years media experience, I
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STOP PRESS! TWO VERY SPECIAL MUSIC FESTIVALS IN HAMPSHIRE THIS WEEKEND!
Lymington and Bursledon are the locations for two charity festivals this
weekend. JOCKSTOCK takes place at Manor Farm Country Park, Bursledon on Friday
night and all day Saturday and Sunday, while BLUESATHON 2004 happens at Woodside
Park, Lymington on Saturday June 19. Here are some more details of some
top-flight entertainment to raise money for two very good causes.
JOCKSTOCK - MANOR FARM COUNTRY PARK - JUNE 18 - 20
Singer-songwriter Jackie Leven is putting on a festival at Manor Farm Country
Park at Bursledon to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee
Activites Centre there. Jackie celebrates his birthday on the Friday with An
Englishman, Irishman & A Scotsman, with Andy White and Michael Weston King and
there will be solo sets by Jackie on both Friday and Saturday. Debbie Greenwood
and the Brewery Bar Jazz Band, G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S, Firegarden, Mary Jane, Arlen,
Magic Cat, Skunk Funk, Hard Times String Band & Dan Ogus will also appear over
Hampshire's 'secret' mini-festival will feature loads of other events throughout
the weekend. There will be a limited amount of accommodation available in cabins
in the woods - at £40 per person. The bands are playing for expenses, and all
profits go to the Centre which provides adventure holidays for disabled
children. Price: £15.00 weekend tickets / £7.00 day tickets. Also - 'If you
don't know where here is' - Jackie discusses the literature and arts that have
shaped his creative view. Ring 02380 404844 for more details or see Jackieís
BLUESATHON 2004 - WOODSIDE PARK, LYMINGTON - JUNE 19
new, bigger and better location for this yearís Bluesathon to raise money for
the Coda Trust Music Therapy Centre. Last yearís terriffic event sold out so the
organisers are giving more people the chance to see 12 hours of great music for
Topping the bill this year are R&B legend Zoot Money and upcoming
singer-songwriter Amy Wadge(pictured). Also appearing: Michael Messer, Ian
Siegal, Sonny Black, Big Red, The Original JQ, Dorsal Fin, The Juice, Grass
Roots, Second Wind, Skimmer, Swing 39, Ronnie & Johnnie, Swamp Thing, Surgo (
Wend Lewis) andAmie & Mike from Pennycomequick.
Ticket details: £10 for Adults, £5 for Concessions and 13-15years, FREE for
Under-12s. They are available from:
The Thomas Tripp, Lymington
Forest Records, Earley Court, Lymington
Basking Cod, Gosport Street, Lymington
Simply Guitars, Gore Road, New Milton
A limited number of tickets will also be available on the gate.
information is available from the ticket hotline on: 01425 270077.
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Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth
Monday June 28
The Brook Southampton Saturday June 19
Talking Heads Southampton Saturday June 20
Royal Victoria Country Park
Netley Abbey Sunday June 27
Tony Joe White Spyderfest Festival Dorset
Saturday June 26
Eric Bibb Pumpbottom Farm Chichester
Sunday June 27