Organisers invite groups to perform alongside major nationwide acts on Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Mickey Thompson

Mickey Thompson

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A heritage railway is to join the rock concert circuit with a three-day festival along the scenic five-mile line.

It will involve transforming its engine shed in Oxenhope into a 500 capacity venue where festival-goers will share the space with seven steam engines.

Keighley station, at the other end of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, will stage concerts while a Pullman carriage will become a venue for acoustic bands as it travels along the line through Bronte country over the weekend of Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12.

The task of setting up the stage in the engine shed has been given to Bradford-based Universal Live event solutions company.

Also involved is Keighley music agent Mickey Thompson, who last year organised the Leeds Festival Fringe where 123 bands performed at eight venues over seven days.

He wants to hear from Yorkshire bands, musicians, schools, dance academies and drama schools who are interested in performing on the station stages.

He said: “We want the best unsigned acts from Yorkshire to apply. We want applicants to send links and information about why they should be chosen.”

People interested in performing should e-mail rockandrail@kwvr. co.uk or go to rockandrail.co.uk to buy tickets.

  • Read the full story in Wednesday's T&A

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9:18am Wed 23 Mar 11

audal says...

Will the theme song be lonnie donegan's rock isle line renamed "rock valley line"?
Will the theme song be lonnie donegan's rock isle line renamed "rock valley line"? audal
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12:15pm Wed 23 Mar 11

markjoe says...

audal wrote:
Will the theme song be lonnie donegan's rock isle line renamed "rock valley line"?
Gives a new meaning to Rock and Roll
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: Will the theme song be lonnie donegan's rock isle line renamed "rock valley line"?[/p][/quote]Gives a new meaning to Rock and Roll markjoe
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11:39pm Sat 2 Apr 11

Number Nine says...

What with Police sniffer dogs recently on Keighley railway station? Think I'll give it a miss....
What with Police sniffer dogs recently on Keighley railway station? Think I'll give it a miss.... Number Nine
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