Rock on Rec organisers need your help

Ola Cioch (12), Darcie Tanner (9) and Martha Burton (9) during Rock on the Rec in 2014
Ola Cioch (12), Darcie Tanner (9) and Martha Burton (9) during Rock on the Rec in 2014

Enthusiastic young people with a passion for music are being sought to help organise a youth-run music festival in Market Harborough.

The Rock on the Rec festival takes place on Symington’s Recreation Ground each summer and is now in its sixth year.

The event includes several bands on a proper stage and plenty of sideshows, stalls and other entertainment.

And the organisers of the event, who are all young people aged between 13 and 25, are now seeking fresh blood to help with planning for the 2015 show.

It is organised by the Enable Youth group in partnership with Harborough’s The Cube youth centre, Harborough District Council, town music workshops company Room For Music and sponsors Seven Locks Housing,

Jenny Lyon, from the Rock on the Rec organising team, said: “Rock on the Rec is a music festival by young people for young people.

“It is more than just a festival – we are made up of a great team of young people who plan and deliver the festival in the summer.

“We like to meet new people, learn new skills and have fun along the way.

“We need people to join us!”

The team meets between 5pm to 7pm on Thursdays to discuss and plan the festival.

The weekly meetings are held at The Cube on Symington’s Rec, off St Mary’s Road in Harborough.

Each week they begin by playing games, then do all kinds of other fun activities such as designing posters, planning and running fundraising events, taking part in art and music tech workshops and learning other new skills.

Potential volunteers need to be from the Harborough district or nearby.

It is also an opportunity to add something exciting to a CV and would be ideal for those interested in event management or music.

This year’s event is scheduled for August 15.

Anybody wanting more information can email jenny@thecubeyouth.org.uk or rockontherec15@gmail.com.

Alternatively, call 07546 514 333. More details are also available from the website www.enableyouth.org.uk.