WIN! Tickets to see retro rock spectacular

Brit Floyd play Rockin the Park this August
Brit Floyd play Rockin the Park this August

CLASSIC 70s rock music will echo around Clumber Park in Worksop this summer as big names from the golden age of guitar rock take to the stage.

Rockin The Park on 17th August will see a unique line-up headed by popular tribute band Brit Floyd.

Hawkwind, Focus, Carl Palmer Band, Curved Air and The Strawbs will also perform, promising a rocking day for everyone involved.

YOUR Gainsborough Standard has teamed up with organisers UK Events to offer TWO lucky readers the chance to be there.

“Brit Floyd are the premiere Pink Floyd tribute in the UK and having performed to over 50,000 UK fans in the during 2011,” said organiser Neil Butkeratis.

“We are delighted they will be headlining Rockin the Park and performing their brand new show A Foot In The Door which includes all of Pink Floyd’s best work.”

Floyd fans will also be in for an extra treat as everyone who buys a ticket will get a free two-hour live performance DVD by Brit Floyd.

UK Events hope that Rockin the Park will become an annual event and a firm favourite of rock fans everywhere.

Hawkwind are true professionals, with over 40 years in the business. They are widely acknowledged as having created a new genre of music – space rock - which lead to their massive hit single Silver Machine.

The band have been a firm favourite with festival goers for many years.

Carl Palmer is one third of former rock super-group Emmerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP) and is highly regarded as a drummer’s drummer.

Recently he joined forces with bassist Simon Fitzpatrick and guitarist Paul Bielatowicz to form the progressive Carl Palmer Band.

They play a combination of new material and fresh renditions of ELP classic tracks.

Focus are a Dutch rock band founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, and most famous for the instrumental pieces Hocus Pocus and Sylvia.

In 1971, they released Focus II (aka Moving Waves), which brought international acclaim and a hit on both sides of the Atlantic with the radio edit of Hocus Pocus.

Curved Air are a pioneering British progressive rock group formed in 1970 by musicians from mixed artistic backgrounds, including classic, folk, and electronic sound.

Considered one of the most dramatically accomplished of all the bands to come out of late-60s prog-rock explosion, Curved Air released eight studio albums and had a hit single with Back Street Luv which reached number four in the UK.

Known mainly for their 1973 UK number two hit, Part of the Union, The Strawbs have been performing for nearly 40 years and still have two original members in the band.

Looking forward to their 40th anniversary in 2013, UK Events is pleased to announce The Strawbs will open the inaugural Rockin the Park.

Tickets and information are available on our website at or by calling 01909 512534.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Rockin the Park, simply answer this question:

Q) What is the name of Brit Floyd’s new show?

Send your answer, along with a daytime contact number, to Rockin Competition, Gainsborough Standard, 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP.

Or email

Entry closes Wednesday 23rd May 2012. Normal Gainsborough Standard competition rules apply.