Summers’ here and ready to rock Drake Fest

Summers headline at Drake Fest
Summers headline at Drake Fest
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform The Snowman

MUSIC REVIEW: Wowed by Walking in the Air

Have your say

The headliners at Drake Fest tonight are promising ‘a unique blend of iconic stadium rock and the new wave of music’.

Southampton five-piece Summers will take to the stage at the charity music festival at Buckland, Portsmouth, from 9pm.

It’s part of three days of music from 20 bands at The Admiral Drake Pub.

Formed by brothers Crash (lead singer) and Ricky (bass) Summers in 2007, the band work hard on vocal harmonies akin to classic rock bands like Bon Jovi and the Eagles. While the twin guitar riffs of Jason Sepala and Joedy Rose promise to take audiences back to Thin Lizzy days. Drummer Andy Pope completes the line-up.

After touring the globe, they’re playing in Buckland in aid of 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 – Drake Fest’s chosen charities for this year.

Alongside the bands, there will also be a pipe band, fire performers, belly dancing and hula hoopers to entertain festival-goers until Sunday.

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.’

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

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


· Saturday

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

· Sunday

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