Posted on: Sunday, Aug 10, 2008
HISTORIC LIVERPOOL PUB AIMS TO REIGNITE MUSICAL HERITAGE
An iconic Liverpool pub which played host to John Lennon and Freddie Mercury is appealing for local musicians to follow in the footsteps of it famous former guests.
Dovedale Towers, just off Penny Lane, has announced plans to host its own music festival over the August bank holiday weekend.
The Dovestock festival will feature the cream of the local music scene as well as offering up and coming artists the chance to perform in front of a live audience.
Amanda Thomas, of Dovedale Towers, said: “The pub has such a rich musical heritage and we felt it was about time we reignited it.
“The building was formerly a church hall and in 1957 it hosted one of John Lennon’s earliest gigs with The Quarrymen.
“And the flat above the pub was once the former home of Queen’s Freddie Mercury back when he played with the Liverpool band Ibex.
“The idea behind Dovestock is to give local bands the chance to showcase their music in a historic venue.”
Dovestock, which takes place in aid of the Penny Lane Development Trust, will also pay homage to the legendary Woodstock festival with staff dressing up in 1960s clothes.
For more information on how to take part in the event please contact Roy on 0151 733 1041 or 07758 513 679. For more information please contact Catherine on 0151 237 2810
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