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Symphony at the Tower: Joe Bonamassa headlines Saturday night

Posted on - 25th January, 2016 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Events, Grimsargh, Music, News
Bonamassa performing Pic: Marty Moffatt

Bonamassa performing Pic: Marty Moffatt

American blues and rock legend Joe Bonamassa headlines a charity concert this summer.

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He joins Will Young in headlining the Symphony at the Tower events in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Bonamassa is to perform hits by the likes of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page in the fabulous surroundings of Hoghton Tower.

He said: “If it wasn’t for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history.”

He plays the Saturday night on 2 July as part of the three night concerts.

Lorraine Charlesworth, director of income generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’re very excited to announce Joe Bonamassa as our Saturday night act as he’ll bring something a little bit different to our 21st birthday Symphony.

“The music of Clapton, Page and Beck is timeless and we know their classic hits and iconic guitar riffs are in good hands with Joe.

“We hope lots of St Catherine’s supporters, along with rock and blues fans from across the region, will turn out for a great night of music in aid of a wonderful cause.”

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Cuffe and Taylor are responsible for sourcing the acts for Symphony at the Tower and director Peter Taylor added that 2016 is shaping up to be a great event.

He said: “Joe Bonamassa at Symphony at the Tower is a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience not to be missed and coupled with the fact it is in support of St Catherine’s Hospice this is going to be a very exciting evening.”

Will Young headlines the opening night on Friday 1 July before the event ends with a classical extravaganza on the Sunday.

Tickets are £60 for Joe Bonamassa and available from Planet Rock on a special pre-sale from Tuesday 26 January and general sale from Friday 29 January via the St Catherine’s Hospice website.

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