As the festival season is blooming the next thing to look out this upcoming weekend is On Track For Summer. A special music festival is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Windsor Jazz, Pop, Ballads & Blues Festival of 1967, taking place at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Saturday 22 July.
This year’s headliners are Britain’s premier space rockers Hawkwind – a band deeply woven into the fabric of British rock music, they have inspired and influenced generations of bands around the world, and without them, the world of rock music would sound very different. ON TRACK FOR SUMMER also features Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Norman Beaker Band, Sonja Kristena, The Doors Alive and Hake.
Norman Beaker is one of Britain’s original and most celebrated blues musicians, and this was recognised in February with his induction into the Blues Hall Of Fame. His credentials speak for themselves having recorded and toured with artists including Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and BB King to name but a few. The Norman Beaker Band will join the celebrations along with special guest Pete Brown – the original writing partner of Cream’s Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, writing White Room, Sunshine Of Your Love and many other seminal rock songs from 1967, and the sensational Sonja Kristena will be performing Curved Air Hits including It Happened Today and Back Street Luv with Norman as special guest vocal star.
Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown is one of the unique live bands of all time. Arthur’s powerful vocal and outlandish live performances made them one of the most formidable live bands of all time. He is also known as The God Of Hell Fire from their global chart hit Fire.
This year The Psychedelic Orchestra of Great Britain make their festival debut and will play two major psychedelic classics from two seminal albums released in 1967 – Pet Sounds and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band. The world’s leading tribute to The Doors, The Doors Alive, will perform a set befitting the 50th anniversary of one of all time great rock bands.
The weekend will be hosted by Alex Lester, and as well as the incredible live music there will be a plethora of special guests, food and drink galore, body painting and more.
Tickets, including VIP packages, are on sale now at www.ontrackforsummer.co.uk or call Windsor Racecourse box office 01753 498 400.
The organisers of On Track For Summer – the music festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Windsor Jazz, Pop, Ballads & Blues Festival of 1967 – are to give Emergency Services and Forces worker tickets for just £15 with a free upgrade to the VIP area (usually £75).