The Zutons frontman to headline free Ellesmere Rocks event

A music festival will return this weekend with its biggest headliner yet.

The Zutons frontman to headline free Ellesmere Rocks event

Committee member Lee McArthur and Matt Smith, who will take to the stage as a member of The Kickstones, prepare for the event

The free Ellesmere Rocks event will take place on Saturday. 

Dave McCabe, former frontman of Liverpool band The Zutons, will be the main attraction with his new band The Ramifications.

McCabe wrote the massive hit Valerie, first performed by The Zutons but later covered by Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson.

The concert will take place next to The Mere in Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere, and a host of other bands will perform on the day.

It is free entry, with drinks and food available on site.

The Cavernites, a 1960s tribute band, will kick off proceedings from 3pm.

They will be followed at 4pm by Ellesmere’s own The Kickstones, who will be hoping to drum up local support, before Telford-based Savannah take to the stage at 5pm.

North Wales band Indigo Sky will perform at 6pm.

From London, Alexandra Jayne will sing at 7pm, followed by Wrexham’s Baby Brave at 8pm before Dave McCabe and The Ramifications close from 9pm.

Organiser Simon Smith said: “We are looking forward to returning for our third year.

“It is still free – as well as lots of fundraising by the organisers the event has been supported by many local businesses and we are very grateful for their help. 

“As well as the music there will be various stalls,bouncy castles and rides in Cremorne Gardens. 

“All monies raised go towards funding Ellesmere Carnival, which starts at noon on the same day.”

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