CHESIL is to rock again this summer.
The Warren family are again inviting families to their home at Langton Herring for the third Chesil Rocks festival.
The recipe of a countryside setting overlooking Chesil Beach, family atmosphere and quality live music has helped to establish it as a popular summer gathering.
It will once again be supporting Samaritans of Dorset.
More than £5,400 was raised last year.
The idea for the festival came after a garden party the Warrens held when it was suggested their home would make a good venue for an outdoor music event.
The first event was in September 2012.
It was changed to a summer festival last year and for 2014 the date is Saturday, July 5.
Organiser Tim Warren said: “The plans for Chesil Rocks are well advanced.
“Those attending will be exposed to music they may not have heard before, and for those preferring to escape the music, there will be three outlets offering foods from around the world and a well-stocked bar.”
Teas, coffees and lighter bites will be available and there will be children’s activities including face painting, fossil painting and storytelling.
Performers across two stages include ska band Imperial Leisure, concert pianist Duncan Honeybourne, jazz and swing band Equinox, party band The Crack, rock band WTF with Robbie McIntosh, Celtic/roots band Musaic, jazzy blues soul singer Amy Mayes, acoustic trio The Leggomen, rock band the Indices, Casterbridge Male Voice Choir, roots and folk trio Coppertongue, singer songwriters Jamie Pinnow, Ian Sedwell and Sarah de Warren, and the vintage music loving Victorian Barbers.
Mr Warren said: “The Samaritans are feeling the financial pressure of the times as are many charities, but they are one of the few that operate around the clock, helping those who are perhaps most in need and who may have no one else to turn to.”
The event is at Higher Farmhouse, Langton Herring, on July 5 from noon to 11.30pm.
Buy tickets from the King’s Arms at Portesham, Elm Tree Inn at Langton Herring, Lugger Inn at Chickerell, Poundbury Dental Practice in Dorchester or via website chesilrocks.com
To sponsor Chesil Rocks email firstname.lastname@example.org