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Rock on at town spectacular

Rock on at town spectacular

Ramsgate is set to rock when two days of music and entertainment pull in the crowds this summer – and you can get involved.

In July the Ramsgate Rocks 2009 festival will be held in the picturesque setting of the town's royal harbour.

Organisers are hoping to draw crowds as high as 50,000 people, meaning the event could prove a bumper pay-day for the town's economy.

The Ramsgate Town Partnership is holding the event on Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5. It is free to attend and promises a wealth of activities and entertainment.

On Saturday, the entertainment will last all day, from 9am to 11pm.

Then on Sunday it will start at the same time and last until 6pm that evening.

A spokeswoman for the event said: "Ramsgate Rocks promises to provide two days of entertainment with an appeal to all ages.

"There will be a multitude of attractions, including a funfair, a stage with various live bands and tribute acts, street entertainment, a Continental market, and a food-and-drink village, as well as assorted commercial and craft stalls.”

The Saturday night will culminate in a firework display over the harbour.

Trade and craft stall-holders can still take out a pitch at the event – call event coordinator Kate Lipington for details on 07939 272810.

Alternatively, email her at

The spokeswoman said: “This event is following on from the powerboat and waterski events of previous years but is purely focusing on land-based activities.”

In previous years the event has had an attendance of up to 80,000 across the two days.

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