Danny set to rock Cambridge festival

PUBLISHED: 14:36 06 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 11 May 2010

A ROYSTON singer will be taking to the stage at a popular rock festival this weekend. Bands and beer will be in abundance at the 2009 Cambridge Rock Festival, and Danny Bryant will be among 100 performers entertaining crowds at the Haggis Farm Polo Club,

A ROYSTON singer will be taking to the stage at a popular rock festival this weekend.

Bands and beer will be in abundance at the 2009 Cambridge Rock Festival, and Danny Bryant will be among 100 performers entertaining crowds at the Haggis Farm Polo Club, Barton.

He and his band, The Red Eye Band, are celebrating ten years of playing together, and this appearance at the festival is part of their anniversary tour.

Danny was born and raised in Royston, and has been playing guitar professionally sine the age of 18. He has performed alongside the likes of Carlos Santana and Joe Cocker, while he and his band have carved a reputation around the world, releasing six studio albums.

Their last album, Black and White, came out last March, and was a commercial and critical success, flying high in the iTunes Blues chart.

Danny Bryant and the Red Eye Band will be taking to the stage on Friday night.

Over 100 acts are booked to appear at the four day event, which begins today (Thursday August 6) and runs until Sunday.

Headline acts include Asia, John Lees' Barclay James Harvest, Uriah Heap, and the Quireboys, and this year organisers have also organised a "cream of Cambridge" showcase for local bands.

Julia Roberts, spokesman for the organisers, explained: "The Cambridge Rock Festival has always been about supporting and encouraging emerging talent, so for 2009 we have decided to create more chances for you to discover these musical gems by adding an extra 40 hours of music at the festival."

Local heroes appearing will include former winners of the Cambridge band competition, The Winter Kings, along with Federal Black 40, The Scene is Dead, Acer, Gypsy Ink and The McTaggarts.

While enjoying the music, attendees will be able to sample more than 70 different real ales assembled for the event, which was formerly known as Rockinbeerfest.

The polo club is a new venue for the Cambridge Rock Festival, and organisers will be hoping for fine weather to accompany the weekend.

A raft of different ticket options are still available for those wishing to attend the festival, with a weekend ticket costing £89, and day tickets starting at as little as £15.

For more details, or to book tickets, call 0845 299 0845 or 01353 749749, or visit www.cambridgerockfestival.co.uk.

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