Open from 6pm until midnight, Drumming Up Hope is an annual two-day charity festival featuring over 30 artists, held in memory of drummer Michael Bettell who died aged 41 of a brain tumour in September 2004. All money raised goes to Southend hospital where he was cared for.
There are two stages, a main stage and an acoustic stage. This year, the following artists are featured:
Saturday: Fiction; Suzie's Lip; Swindle; The Marshmen; The Rattles; Mark Cunningham; Ollie Winiberg-Bettell; Wendy Roberts; Claire Furley; Jane Winiberg; Maria Nayler; Phil Burdett; Dave Mascall; Tim Huskisson; Terry Lewis; Josh Winiberg; John Manion; Steve McLean; Vince Freeman; Miche Revivo; Andrea Jackson; TurtleSoup; Roy Mette; Graeme Campbell and others.
Sunday: The Band of Hope; Jewels; Black Manalishi; Francesca Berlin; DoobieSnax; Eddie and The Hot Rods; Kundalini Drive; Stud 100!; Pearl; Graeme Okey; Adrian Nation; The Deja Blue Duo and more.
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Drumming Up Hope 2005
last updated: Thu 19th May 2005