After a storming series of sets at St Mary’s Church, the latest destination for Rhythms of the World (ROTW) is Hitchin’s Club 85 for a three-day residency. A veritable smorgasbord of musical performances is in store at the music venue during from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July.
Friday evening will see the weekend kicked off with local live “music from around the corner” bringing a rock flavour, with the alt/funk stylings of English Manner followed by Late Homecoming and Points. Thousand Suns and Scar City will cap off the first evening’s performances. Tickets are on the door and cost £5.
Saturday will see the Icehouse Stage brought to Club 85, with a free daytime line-up starting with the alt-psychedelic influence of the Timeless Lizards, followed by acts including Katie Rice who brings her acoustic vibes, indie from The Elements, and Such Strange Arts, who bring pop-punk to the roster.
On Saturday night, DJ’s will take over with ROTW favourites the Blunt Beats DJs, Agent M, DJ Erbalist, Marcus Hurley, DJ G Louis-Krisis, DNB from DJ Barrington and MC Five Alive. Starting at 7pm, tickets are a bargain at £7.50.
The Arcadeclectic Stage on Sunday will round up the weekend featuring an eclectic mix of acts blending blues, funk, African influences and fifties rock and roll. Performers include The Rapides, Chris Ripple and the Blood Sisters, The Astronauts, Purple Dread and Chron Gen. Starting at 1pm, tickets cost £6 on the door.
Club 85’s Bob Mardon is looking forward to hosting the latest ROTW residency. “We are long-time supporters of Rhythms of the World, and are excited to provide a temporary home for the charity to help them remain a part of Hitchin’s vibrant musical scene.”
Tickets for music from around the corner on Friday night costs £5. Entry to Club 85 on Saturday 12.30 – 6pm is free, with a charge of £7.50 for the evening gig. The performances on Sunday start at 1pm, tickets cost £6. Money raised at the events will contribute to securing the long term future of the Rhythms of the World charity.