Whilst London was bathed in glorious sunshine in the South of England, the last day of the CockRock Festival in Cumbria in the North West of England faced rain and very strong winds. Organisers of the family oriented festival, headlined by Fun Lovin Criminals, Tinchy Stryder, Senser, Zane Lowe and the Subways, took the sensible decision on the Sunday afternoon to close the outdoor main stage because of weather conditions. The stage was due to be headlined by Dr & The Medics and Buzzcocks. Organisers re-programmed the next door large marquee ‘Bar Stage’ and moved the headliners indoors meaning meaning a full Sunday festival line up could be completed including the Committed to Rock Choir, The Minx and Lucy Spraggan.
And CockRock (it’s in Cockermouth by the way) also had some good green activities this year with the organisers saying “We are very excited to welcome back The Green for CockRock 2012! The Green is an intimate area that attracts friendly free-spirited people and are delighted that the folks at High Head Green Gathering from just up the road at Plumpton will once again be helping us to create a fab area. The Green Area is powered by renewable energy and play’s host to a variety of activities, with lots of live music and entertainment, lovely food stalls and cafe’s,workshops, ethical market and healing area! The Green area will be as green as possible with minimal impact on the environment and we hope that everyone that attends will help us make this happen. There will be a ‘no generator’ policy and we will endeavour to use alternative energy wherever possible in this area. The green area team will also be promoting recycling throughout the festival weekend.”
Good on yer, me old cock – as we Southerners say.