Environmental Rock celebrating its 10th year this Saturday at The Hobbit

Posted on May 7, 2012 by


Environmental Rock is returning to the Hobbit, Bevois Valley this Saturday (12th May) for it’s 10th annual family friendly day of music and environmental networking.

Since 2003 it has attracted hundreds of visitors every year with its unique mix of great music, local green groups and businesses, ethical food and drink, fun kids’ activities and green products for sale. Doors open from 12 to 6pm at The Hobbit pub in Bevois Valley with an additional evening gig from 8pm ’til late.

For more information have a ganders at the blurb from the organisers below:

Environmental Rock is a great opportunity for everyone in Southampton and the local area with an interest in local and environmental issues (or who just want to enjoy the day!) to get together and enjoy some good local music, food and drink and have a great, family-friendly day out before partying on in to the evening.
Visitors can once again enjoy delicious organic and veggie food available courtesy of Chef Bernie along with organic drinks from The Hobbit, whilst speaking to a wide range of environment-related stallholders.

Stallholders booked so far include Transition Southampton, local Conservation Volunteers, student environmental societies, campaign groups like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, and businesses such as Fuzzi and October Books selling a range of ethical and green products throughout the day.

For the kids there’ll be a range of fun activities, including village féte style games, a bouncy castle and a BYO cake stall. There’ll also be a raffle featuring donations from the stalls and a special top prizes run throughout the day!

The musical background for the event will be provided by a host of talented local acts – featuring the Southampton Ukulele Jam, Dlugokecki and Jim Chorley amongst others – performing both indoors and outdoors during the day. We will also be hosting a clothes recycling drop-off point and some bike doctors, so remember to bring any spare clothes to drop off and your bike if it needs a tune-up!

Music commences at 1pm, with doors open 12-6pm. Entry is by donation to help cover the costs of putting on Environmental Rock so it can continue well into the future (suggested £1 per family, 50p a person).

After the main day ends and the kids leave at 6pm, an evening gig will also once again take place at The Hobbit in the evening, showcasing yet more quality bands including Woven Bird, The Burning Virgins , Mary Jane and Anja McCloskey & Band. Doors open at 8pm, with entry costing just £2 after 10pm or free entry with a wristband from entry earlier in the day.

Information about all the activities, bands, stallholders and delicious food will gradually be released via our website at http://www.environmental-rock.org.uk, our Twitter profile (@envirorock) and our Facebook page.
As with the last few years, Environmental Rock is organised by a diverse group of both local residents and students, once again demonstrating how well the two groups can work together to organise such a successful event.