For the first time in 20 years, rock legends FRANCIS ROSSI, RICK PARFITT and their band STATUS QUO, comprising keyboard player ANDREW BOWN JOHN ‘RHINO’ EDWARDS (bass) and MATT LETLEY (drums), will be performing on stage on the Isle of Wight at a very special one-night-only concert in Cowes Yacht Haven on Wednesday 3rd August.

Quo are appearing at the inaugural Rockin’ the Dock gig taking place on the stage in Cowes Yacht Haven. The band will perform a full 1.5 hrs set featuring a selection of their famous hits and new material from their latest album.

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The evening’s line-up of entertainment will be compered and features a full support programme.  Additional artists will be announced nearer the date.

Peter and Chris Troup, the promoters of Rockin’ the Dock through their event management company Mousehound Events Ltd, are bringing this fabulous live music evening to Cowes as a pre-cursor to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week that takes place from 6-13 August.  According to Chris Troup, the Quo concert will help generate the necessary funds to enable Mousehound Events to provide a line up of high quality and, importantly, FREE entertainment to Cowes Week competitors and the local community.

Chris is excited to be providing this amazing opportunity for live music fans to see and listen to one of the world’s greatest rock bands in the relatively intimate setting of Cowes Yacht Haven.

To be able to bring such an incredible line-up to Cowes is really positive and exciting, and especially so because in recent years we have needed to elevate the level and quality of entertainment in the Yacht Haven during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.

To that end, the management team at Cowes Yacht Haven has been really supportive of us generating funds by utilising their infrastructure which is already in place for the regatta that starts just three days later.”

A marketing campaign is being rolled out using local and regional print advertising, Facebook and other social media resources.

News of the Quo concert has already received a very positive reception from John Metcalfe, Deputy Director for Economy, Tourism and Leisure at the Isle of Wight Council, who expressed his delight, commenting, “Everyone knows about Status Quo and Cowes; so putting the two together is a fantastic idea.  The event will be a great draw for locals and visitors and will give a great boost to the local economy.  The Island is world renowned for the quality and range of its music events and this one adds to yet another exciting programme in 2011.”

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 14th April
A maximum of 4,800 standing only tickets will go on sale on Thursday 14th April through a variety of outlets.  The ferry operator Red Funnel is providing an inclusive travel and entry ticket deal for £40.00 and Mousehound Events are making a corporate/VIP package available.

Early bird tickets will be on sale for £32.50 each until 31st May. There is a limit of eight tickets per person. From 1st June tickets are priced at £38.00.

Full details of all ticket outlets, online sales and corporate sales can be found at http://www.rockinthedock.co.uk

There will be full catering and bar facilities on site.

Gates open at 5pm with a DJ looking after the music proceedings until the first support band, scheduled to play from 7pm. Status Quo is scheduled to play from 9pm – 10.30pm.

For further details and links to ticket ordering sites, visit Rockin’ the Dock’s website at: http://www.rockinthedock.co.uk

For everything you need to know about the Quo, please visit their website: http://www.statusquo.co.uk <http://www.statusquo.co.uk>

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