The Purlieu Meadows field is just off the B3145 opposite Sherborne Castle. See Map opposite.
The Line up for the main stage of the show on the 17th June includes Headlining by popular demand.
The Jo Burt Experience
Jo Burt Press Release May 2017
Following on from the success of their headlining slot at Sherborne's event to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday last summer, Jo Burt and his band The Jo Burt Experience (also known as The JBEx) are delighted to have been asked to headline the Sherborne Summer Festival on Saturday, 17th June 2017.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Jo and his amazing history:
Jo Burt is an English songwriter, storyteller, singer and guitar player possibly best known for his incredible history working with musical legends such as Freddie Mercury, The Troggs and even Black Sabbath over the past 40 years.
In fact, his CV stretches even further, citing names such as Bob Geldof, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats), Tom Robinson, Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites), Nona Hendryx (Labelle), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rick Parfitt (Status Quo), Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's), Chris Spedding (Roxy Music), Jimmy Nail, James Rayne, 'I Got A Brand New Pair of Rollerskates' Melanie and most recently Deborah Bonham. It doesn't end there. Guest performances include Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) and Mark Shaw (Then Jerico) to name the ones that he can remember!
Jo and his band will be fresh from their Nuts in May tour taking place this month. The full band performs in London only during this tour, with a series of very special acoustic performances taking place in Somerset and Dorset before the full band return to Sherborne for the Summer Festival.
Beatles with Wings
Howie Casey Saxophonist
Originally from Liverpool, Howie has lived in Bournemouth since 1979.
After three years in The King’s Regiment Military Band Howie has performed all over the world in Rock, Jazz and R & B bands as well as leading his own band for many years.
He formed Howie Casey & the Seniors, it was this Liverpool band in 1960 started the connection between that city and Hamburg Germany. The Seniors were also the first Liverpool R & R band to record with a major label (Fontana). In Hamburg 1960 The Seniors jammed regularly with
The Beatles and also had Stuart Sutcliffe as part of the Seniors.
Howie has worked with: Paul McCartney as part of The Wings horn section, recording and touring the world; Elton John, David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Who, PAL,(Paice Ashton Lord) ABC, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Jimmy Ruffin, Cliff Richard, Roy Young Band, Marc Bolan, Wilson Pickett, Ringo Starr, Mott The Hoople, Lulu, Mark Ronson, Steve Harley, Russ Ballard, Roger Daltrey, Les Humphries, Cliff Bennett, Chris Farlowe, Pete Townsend, John Bonham, David Gilmore, Sandi Thom, Ashton, Gardener and Dyke, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, The R. D. Crusaders, Denny Laine, The Moody Blues, The Hollies, Lee Dorsey, The Krew, The Slobs/Desoto and Fontella Bass.
Howie has performed on albums such as: “Band On The Run”, “Wings At The Speed Of Sound”, “Back To The Egg”, “Wings Over America”.
He also appeared on albums with ABC, Marc Bolan, PAL, Elkie Brooks, John Entwhistle, Cliff Richard, The Who, Chas and Dave, Mungo Jerry, Beatles With Wings, Quadrophenia, Tommy and countless recording sessions.
Flatland boogie Band
Jamie Turner Band
When Jamie Turner walked into a neighbour’s house in 1956 and heard Don’t Be Cruel on a wind up gramophone, he was smitten. He consequently followed Elvis and all the other great rockers from then on.
After getting hold of an acoustic guitar and learning many of those songs, it was not until arriving in Dorset, after years in the music business, that he put his Rock’n’Roll band together to play all those crazy danceable songs about unrequited love and the lifestyle of the teenager in the USA back in the 50’s.
The Jamie Turner Band has been busy rockin’ it up at parties in the UK and Europe for the last 25 years now and there is no sign of their letting up soon.
Sherborne based 4pc band with Robin, on vocals, Neil on drums, Chris on bass and Wayne on Guitar
Contact the band on www.workingtitletheband.co.uk
Wriggle Valley Jazz Band
The Wriggle Valley Jazz band formed in 2013 and are made up of a group of local musicians from the Sherborne area. We have formed firstly because we love playing Jazz! Secondly we are carrying on the tradition and musical talent of our forefathers, the Seven Deadly Sins.
Contact us if you need a jazz band for local events, fetes, birthdays, weddings, parties or any other event / function. We play a variety of traditional jazz music with some of the old favourites as well as other tunes which we have adapted in our very own 'trad jazz' style.
www.wrigglevalleyjazzband.co.uk contact email@example.com
Sherborne Town Band
In 1961, the “Old Boys” of the Sherborne Boys Brigade gathered together to put on a concert to celebrate the retirement of the Boys Brigade’s Bandmaster, Charlie Parsons. They borrowed instruments, performed the concert and had so much fun, that they decided to start a band of their own. The first band chairman was Colin Cosh and there are relatives from those “Old Boys” in the band today, including our principal cornet player and E flat bass player. By 1965, the town band had progressed to become 3rd Section National Champions.
In 1999, the Band came 2nd in the West of England Regional Championships (known as the Areas) qualifying again for the National Second Section Finals (competing against Second Section finalists from the other seven regions of Great Britain), where they achieved a commendable eighth place. This promoted the band to the First Section. The band again made steady progress; successes included fifth place in the Areas in 2003 and in 2004. In March 2005, the Band was awarded its best ever Areas result, third place. This result together with previous years’ results meant that the band was promoted to the Championship Section – a fine reward for the years of hard work and dedication given by the band members and band’s conductors. After two years of hard work in the Championship section, the band rejoined the first section, where they gained third place in the Areas in 2008, narrowly missing being promoted back into the Championship section! In 2009 the band did much better, gaining 2nd place at the areas and in September 2009 came 7th after competing in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, in Harrogate. 2010 saw even more progress with the band being promoted to the Championship section once again, where the band held its own in the 2010 South West Areas. After months of hard work and practice the band came 7th in the section and became the highest placed band in Dorset and Somerset and gave the Sherborne Town Band its highest ranking in its history.
The band has enjoyed playing at many varied venues; the Band plays a significant role in the life of the community, helping local organisations and charities with their fund raising events and in 2008 launched the Youth Education Scheme (YES) which now has a thriving youth band of around 30 children. The band are currently (2015) in the First Section.
www.sherbornetownband.co.uk Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Small stage at Sherborne Summer festival, Pupils from Abbey Primary, Sherborne Prep, Sherborne County primary and St Andrews School Yetminster will be performing between bands on main stage.
Also at the Sherborne Summer Festival there will be
Artslink activity tent for children
Neals Yard, Jewellery, Gifts, Childrens clothing, Driftwood art, Rileys Cycles, Ice cream.
Digby Tap bar, Twisted cider, also Pimms and Prosecco tent
Food stalls including Vida Comida, The bakeout, Dorset wood fired Pizzas, South Street Kitchen and Jessica’s cakes.
Yetminster and Sherborne Guides.
And last but no means least Rachell Goodfellow from Hidden Needs will be finishing a massive 65 mile run.
Rachel's Epic Run 17 will finish at the entrance of the
"Sherborne Summer Festival" ETA 3:15 pm
Ferrybridge Portland > Sherborne - 65 miles (2.5 marathons)
When I reach my finish point, the entrance of Sherborne Summer Festival, at approx. 3:15 pm, anyone - children, their parents/carers, schools and in particular children with SEN are invited to join me either running, walking, on scooters, in wheelchairs…whatever they require to accompany me through the festival grounds to the stage for the official welcome home.