Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Presents WAKEmanFest
3-Day Event October 30-November 1, 2015!
The event will be held at the legendary Boston Gliderdrome in Lincolnshire. The venue started life as a roller skating rink, but began to attract musical acts in the 1950's. The venue's golden age came after it was rebuilt in 1964 following a fire. The rink remained but the Starlight Rooms opened and the biggest names in pop headed to the east of England, which includes Yes, The Kinks, Small Faces, Elton John, T.Rex and Jimi Hendrix to name a few.
Says Rick, “I wanted to create a festival I would want to go to myself. We have chosen as the venue for this 3 day event, The Boston Gliderdrome in Lincolnshire because of its amazing history. I remember playing there many times over the years, especially with YES. We are also hoping to organising various hotel deals for people to book into as well. It all starts on the Friday with a full day Saturday and a very special charity day on the Sunday which finishes around 5pm so everybody can head off home”.
Friday October 30th
Registration from 2:00pm
Video room open showing RW and related DVDs.
5:30pm – 6:00pm - Q&A with Cadbury Sisters
6:30pm – 7:00pm - Q&A with The 3 (or possibly 4) Wakeman’s.
7:30 – 8:15pm - The Cadbury Sisters.
9:00 – 11:00pm - Wakeman Cubed.
Saturday October 31st
Video room running all day
VIP room open all day
2:00pm – 3:00pm - Q&A with cast of Sir Henry of Rawlinson's End.
4.30pm – 5:00pm - Q&A with Rick & The English Rock Ensemble
5.30pm – 6.00pm - Q&A with The Electric Strawbs.
6:30pm – 7:30pm - Sir Henry of Rawlinson's End.(Rick Wakeman guesting)
8:00pm – 9:00pm - Strawbs (with Rick Wakeman guesting at end)
10:00pm – 11:30pm - English Rock Ensemble
Sunday November 1st
11:30am – Reception before buffet lunch
Midday – 2:00pm - lunch and table magic
During lunch - Three games people for people to play with all proceeds to the Grand Order of Water Rats plus an auction.
2:00pm – 2:30pm - The Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra
2:35pm – 3:00pm - Magician !
3:05pm – 3:45pm - Kevin Orkian
4:00pm – 5:00pm - Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble - Chrissie Hammond also making a guest appearance.