Music and cricket at big bash

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 August 2012




TWO of the best-known bands in the area will play at the seventh annual Uphill Castle Big Bash later this month.

The cricket and music festival will take place on August 26 at Uphill Castle Cricket Club’s ground in Bridgwater Road, Weston.

It will feature a 10-overs-a-side cricket tournament, as well as performances from Reoffender and The Moderations in the evening.

The free event will kick off at 10am, with six local teams taking part in a rapid-fire cricket tournament.

Uphill Castle will compete with Weston, Belvedere, The Saints, and The Dolphin to wrest the title from last year’s winners the Uphill Strugglers.

Compering and commentating on the day will be former ITV news presenter and current Jack FM Bristol sports reporter Jed Pitman.

Once the cricket has finished, the entertainment will carry on into the evening with performances from The Moderations and Reoffender.

Consisting of lead guitarist and vocalist Geraint Evans, bassist Ian Simpson, drummer Jon Hitchins and rhythm guitarist Danny Murphy, Reoffender have built up a solid reputation as a live act.

Playing songs from rock acts as diverse as the Kings of Leon, The Jam, Arctic Monkeys and the Sex Pistols, they are bound to have enough songs in their extensive repertoire to entertain the crowd.

The Moderations have played at T4 On The Beach, Glastonbury Festival, Twickenham Stadium and many other famous venues.

With a strong mod influence, their blend of catchy original tunes and classics from a host of acts such as The Who and Oasis will help keep the party rocking into the evening.

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