Blood Bikes benefit from music festival guitar raffle

The £500 raised by a charity guitar raffle at this year’s Reepham Music Festival will go to medical charity Blood Bikes.

The lucky winner of the Reepham Life-sponsored guitar raffled at the Reepham Music Festival and signed by headliners, The Beat

Reepham Life sponsors the instrument raffled at the annual music event, in which a guitar signed by the headline act is presented to a lucky winner at Rookery Meadow on the Saturday of the festival.
This year’s headline, The Beat, signed the guitar and told organisers they had chosen Blood Bikes for an extra special reason. The band, fronted by Ranking Roger, wanted to pay tribute to the Reepham Raptors Motorcycle Club, which has helped organise the event for the past ten years, by choosing a charity appropriate to them.
“What a nice touch from The Beat,” enthused festival director Steve Jenkins. “The Raptors have been the heart of this festival for ten years, and this year’s event was a brilliant swansong for them. “We’re delighted that Reepham Life sponsored the guitar again this year, and that we can donate this money to such a worthy cause.”
This year’s summer music festival was sold out for the sixth consecutive year. Over its history the non-profit event has given the community a weekend of entertainment and raised thousands of pounds for local good causes.
The two-day festival stages a mix of established names, tribute bands and upcoming young performers, with a diverse music programme on two stages ranging from acoustic to alternative, blues, classical, Celtic, folk, jazz, pop and rock.
Legendary 2-Toners The Beat headlined Rookery Meadow on Saturday, and the festival moved to Whitwell Station on Sunday. The line-up included Thin Lizzy tribute band Limehouse Lizzy, festival favourites rock band Walkway, Jeramiah Ferrari, a rock/ska/funk band from Manchester, as well as acoustic performers appearing at St Mary’s church.
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