July 31, 2008

Regatta Rocks With Star-Studded Line-Up

The line-up for this year's regatta rock has been confirmed and it features one of the biggest bands ever to come to Dartmouth. Headlining the event are The Commitments, the Irish soul band who came into being from the Oscar nominated film.

Regatta rock chairman, Jim Brent said: "The Regatta is a special event and this year we have a very special band. Getting The Commitments to Dartmouth Regatta is fantastic. They are a hugely successful international band and we are pleased and very proud to have secured them for the rock event this year.

"We have a great young Torquay band opening the show called Rumur, who have a big local following, and Palm FM is providing its roadshow, so we're in for a great night.

"The Commitments are still based in Dublin, so we had to overcome substantial difficulties in getting them here and covering the costs. The band tour extensively throughout the world and apart from coming to Dartmouth this summer they are performing in Denmark, Spain, Canada, France, Norway and, of course, England. This is a one- off for Dartmouth, great musicians and film stars all on the same stage."

The rock event is in the marquee on Coronation Park on Wednesday, August 27. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are available from The Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth, at pounds22.50 each.

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