OPENING 12 NOON
LA Music Club This club for young musicians was formed in April this year and now meets in the Dover Leisure Centre. Their aim is to give budding talent somewhere outside of school to meet and perform. They will certainly be the biggest band Dock Rock has ever seen and will open the event with We Will Rock You. After their set they will be hosting their own stage so if you know anyone who wants to play, or just meet other musicians, then bring them along.
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Mixed Emotions Mixed Emotions are a husband and wife team from Deal who have now enlisted their son as a drummer. They have been playing since 1991 but it's since young Kieran was such a hit playing drums on Britain's Got Talent that they have found the family in the spotlight. They say not to expect any death metal or foxtrots from them but promise some great cover versions which will get you dancing!
Los Salvadores This six-piece band, who gather from all over the south east to play, wanted the quiet life so formed Los Salvadores back in 2004. It didn't work - Dock Rock is lucky to get them as they are doing two other festivals today alone! A mix of drums, strings and vocals promise something guaranteed to get your feet tapping. They are influenced by the likes of Bellowhead and the Levellers and are well worth getting in early to see.
The Kingsdown Band It was 20 years ago that two parents who had kids at Kingsdown School began playing together. There are now 12 of them giving us a set of great covers that will get us all dancing with their own mix of strings and brass.
Fair Isle This four-piece band from Dover promise to give us some great folk rock using a mix of mandolin, guitar, violin and accordion. Their name comes from a love of the shipping forecast and from the home town of the violin!
The Electric Beatles This four-piece band from Folkestone will pay tribute to the Fab Four with an afternoon set you will probably know all the words to!
Floyd in the Flesh Fans will know that In The Flesh is the opening track from the album The Wall. They say that they perform "painstaking recreations" of Pink Floyd music. They have been together for just over a year and are already gaining a reputation for authenticity and great musicianship.
Defrenchy James Fairfoul and Andrea French have been performing together for a couple of years now and promise acoustic pop classic covers and some original music.
The Submission A four-piece punk band from Deal, Ashford and Dover who have been influenced by the likes of the Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and Rancid. They will play some covers but also their own material.
User Friendly They say they aim to please everyone with their loud, proud, fast and furious covers and original rock and blues. A hit at the last Dock Rock, they were one of the first to be signed up this time around.
Hey Rudi It was while bassist Slim was on retreat in the West Midlands that Jah came to him in a dream and told him to "return to Dover, reform Hey Rudi and preach my message of love to the people." How could he refuse? So they are back, bigger and better, but not much wiser, than ever. Expect plenty of two-tone covers and some reggae and ska to dance to as the night goes on.
Martin Matcham Martin has been playing guitar since he was nine but it was earlier this year that he hit the big time when he featured on Britain's Got Talent - with his lit-up guitar!
Elbert Felc This five-piece band from Faversham have been together since their teacher suggested they put on a school show. Now in their mid-twenties they are going from strength to strength and will be producing their first original album later this year. At Dock Rock they promise to give 110% with a mix of rock and pop covers and a taste of their own material.