Head the rabbit hole to visit Wonderland; a takeover day and BBQ of live music, art, games, poetry and madness at The Solstice in Peterborough on Sunday, October 11.
Following on from the spectacular Arts Festival, Emerge are taking over The Solstice with live art and music, for a Sunday of weird and wonderful performances, workshops, installations and activities. The event will run from 2pm-11pm.
Headliners “The Endeavour” – a 5 piece original rock pop band from Peterborough - have just been announced. (Shawn Radley (Vocals), Brandon Radley (Guitar), Shane Radley (Guitar), Garren Radley (Bass), Matthew Meadows (Drums))
The Endeavour formed in the Summer of 2013 and are primarily a Rock band incorporating Pop elements. They have been described as a band that incorporate punchy drums, soaring guitars and huge pop melodies, infused with a Rock sound that will get you both nodding your head and singing along.
In the winter of 2014 their debut EP ‘Voyage’ which was released as a physical CD and was made available to download on iTunes on July 27th 2015. Released to critical acclaim, ‘Voyage’ caused quite a stir within the UK rock scene, garnering fantastic reviews from respected magazines such as ‘Rock Sound’, ‘Big Cheese’ and ‘Powerplay’.
The singles ‘After the Storm’ and ‘Take it All’ also received heavy rotation on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire as part of Tom Simkins’ show ‘BBC Introducing’. The song ‘No One Else to Blame’ also received heavy airplay on XFM and Alex Baker’s ‘New Blood’ show on Kerrang! Radio. Off the back of this, the band also supported rising UK rockers Fort Hope, and Welsh rock legends Funeral For A Friend as part of their UK tour and recently supported No Devotion (ex Lostprophets) in Cambridge as part of their UK tour.
The Endeavour have been back in the studio to record the follow up to ‘Voyage’, with a new single to be announced very soon, as well as a UK tour taking place in January 2016. The band’s influences include: You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Funeral For A Friend, Taking Back Sunday.
Wonderland will take over the five areas of The Solstice throughout the afternoon and evening with over 20 national and local performers including national spoken word artist, Adam Kammerling who has played the likes of Glastonbury and Latitude; daytime headliner, Paolo Morena, who has headlined at festivals and gigs across the UK and The Cube, a virtual reality experience by Circa69 back from their European Tour. Local talent on the day includes international artist Charron Pugsley-Hill, illustrator Amanda Rigby, Jason Duckmanton and street artist Rob Clarkson.
In creating such an outlandish event, Emerge hopes to continue to raise the profile of arts and entertainment in the city and offer opportunities for emerging artists to showcase their work as well as providing people of Peterborough weird and wonderful events and experiences.
Tickets for Wonderland range from FREE to £6 and are available to purchase via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wonderland-tickets-18860263556
Wonderland are also offering discounted entry and half price BBQ vouchers are available to all Perkins Great Eastern Run and Anna’s Hope Fun Run runners on producing their medal at the event.