Final countdown for Let's Rock the Moor

James Harrison

James Harrison

Final countdown for Let's Rock the Moor

Originally published on Friday, May 20.

Preparations are in the final stages for the annual Eighties festival Let’s Rock the Moor.

Thousands of music fans will head to Marsh Meadow, Cookham, on Saturday for the one-day event.

Headliners Human League will be joined by the likes of singer Belinda Carlisle, Aswad, Jimmy Somerville, Black Box and Jason Donovan.

Entertainment for all ages is also set to be provided by Carters Steam Fair and Big Top Mania, which will be putting on circus shows and workshops, stilt walkers, story telling and face painting, aimed at young families.

The show starts at noon and finishes at 10.30pm.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to a range of charities, including the Maidenhead-based Link Foundation.

As well as providing volunteers directing people to the festival, the family services organisation will also have a stall selling cakes and promoting its work.

Link chairman Una Loughrey said: “It [Let’s Rock the Moor] is absolutely invaluable to us. It gives us a place where people can get to know us and sponsor us, but also somewhere where people who might need to use us one day can find out more.”

The clean-up will start on Sunday, with the final site clearance concluding on Wednesday.

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A Temporary Traffic Road Order (TTRO) will be in place from about 9.30pm on Saturday, imposing a one-way system on the B4447 and The Pound, between Sutton Road and Poundfield Lane.

Let’s Rock the Moor organisers have set up a complaints line which can be reached at 07931 538604.

In addition, the Royal Borough will have officers from the licensing team on site, who can be contacted on 01753 853517.

Get in the mood for the festival with our Spotify playlists of hits from the performers below.

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