Something for everyone at Drakefest

Belle and the Beaus will perform at Drakefest.
Belle and the Beaus will perform at Drakefest.
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For five years, The Admiral Drake at Buckland, Portsmouth, has been supporting charities with an annual music festival.

From Friday to Sunday, 20 bands will perform at the pub and there will also be a pipe band, fire performers, belly dancing and hula hoopers to entertain festival-goers.

For children, there’s face painting and a bouncy castle.

Plus there’s a hog roast, stalls, raffle and a bike and scooter ride out.

Organiser Stuart Pryde says: ‘What a line-up. Everything from Motown to DJ sets and thrash metal. It’s going to be an epic weekend.

‘All the bands will be playing for free to help raise money for our nominated charities.’

For 2013, Drakefest is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support, Breast Cancer Care, Retts UK, the children’s diabetes ward at Queen Alexandra Hospital and the cystic fibrosis ward at Southampton General Hospital.

Admission: £2 on Friday, £3 on Saturday and on Sunday and £6 for a ticket that lasts the weekend.

To book in advance, call (023) 9265 1599.



7.30pm – Not The Rocky Horror Show

9.30pm – Beats & Swing


1pm – Mighty Fly

2m – The Jaspers

3pm – Danny & the Dreamtones

4pm – Marley Blandford

5pm – Skaraman

6pm – Planet Graffiti

7pm – Drop Zone

8pm – Up the Beat

9pm – Summers


1pm – The Decaders

2pm – Belle & the Beaus

3pm – The Fliks

4pm – Shotgun Smile

5pm – Grizzly & the Grasshoppers

6pm – Rachel Harding

7pm – Mojo Dollar

8pm – Sahara Snow

9pm – Dog House