Sensational ‘60s

The Cavern Club's resident house band The Rockits will be stirring up nostalgia at the Castle Sports Complex.
The Cavern Club's resident house band The Rockits will be stirring up nostalgia at the Castle Sports Complex.
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All the latest from the South Holland Centre, Spalding

The hot news this week is a confirmed summer concert date at the South Holland Centre with Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.

The founder member of ‘60s British rock band Amen Corner – which enjoyed massive success with ‘(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice’ and ‘Bend Me, Shape Me’– will be appearing in Spalding on Thursday, July 9. Tickets are on sale now and we anticipate an early sell-out!

Staying with the 1960s theme, The Cavern Club’s resident house band The Rockits will be stirring up a load of dance floor nostalgia at the Castle Sports Complex next month when they play an infectious set of classics from the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis and The Kinks.

All in a good cause (in aid of Central German Shepherd Rescue), this charity event on Saturday,March 7, will also feature Leo Promotions Disco sounds, bar and raffle. The South Holland Centre is acting as a ticket agent for this event and tickets can be booked at our box office in person, by phone on 01775 764777 or through the Ticket Agency area of our website www.southhollandcentre.co.uk.

Meanwhile, the ‘60s vibe arrives even sooner for some when the centre’s auditorium hosts a sell-out concert from Merseybeat band ‘The Swinging Blue Jeans’ on Friday, February 20. Those who managed to get tickets will be tapping along to the likes of ‘You’re No Good’, ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ and ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’.

The concert, arranged by Colin Ward, will also feature his own band Sounds Force Five who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.

But before the concert, Sounds Force Five will be at the Red Lion Hotel to unveil a blue plaque marking Jimi Hendrix’s overnight stay there in May 1967 – a place to rest his head after performing at the now legendary Bulb Auction Hall mega-concert.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the Market Place on Friday, February 20, at 2pm to view the unveiling and share memories of ‘Barbeque67’.