19th June 2016

Sun 19 Jun | Doors 12pm 

The Lake District suffered huge losses and devastation last winter, compounding the damage already wreaked upon it over previous harsh floods.

Every part of the community was affected by road closures and impassable routes forcing residents from their homes and organisations closing doors for business, never knowing if and when they could return.

With tourism as a key source of revenue, the flood impact has seen visitor numbers down by over 40% but that very same community has been slowly rebuilding, re-grouping and re-opening access, supporting one another; the roads that still require re-connecting, those still dislocated from their homes, those businesses that are still struggling and those whose doors have closed permanently.

With summer approaching and maintaining that ongoing support momentum a priority, Rock On Windermere is central to the celebration that “Cumbria is open for business”.

Rock On Windermere’s objective is to attract music fans into the hub of our region, highlighting our community character in fighting against the elements and turning challenge into victory.

We have created the biggest music event the area has seen and set against our unique backdrop of Bowness we aim to show that our legendary hospitality and welcome is as warm as ever and that our excellent, tourist attractions are now open and as always, ready to receive visitors.

Rock On Windermere will take place over the weekend of 17 -19 June 2016. The main focus will be our Saturday event where Status Quo are billed to appear, supported by Toploader and Blues Festival favourite Sean Webster. Friday will provide a gentle lead into the weekend with Gordon Hendricks as Elvis appearing, together with PLATINUM as our live Abba tribute show. Finally on Sunday 19 June we see 10cc performing as our headline act along with a full support programme. 



Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure.

Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. And now a new generation is discovering 10cc for the very first time.

2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of 10cc’s first single Donna, which reached No.2 in the UK charts and kick-started a remarkable career that has seen the band sell in excess of 30 million albums around the world.

Naturally 10cc are celebrating their 40th year in style and far from resting on their laurels they will be spending it breaking new ground.

 An extensive world tour will see the band visit far-flung corners of the globe, including Iceland and South Africa, for the very first time. Closer to home an extensive UK tour finds 10cc undertaking another career first; their May 10 performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

10cc has never performed at the venue, in any previous incarnation, and the gig sees former 10cc member Kevin Godley joining co-founder Graham Gouldman and the band on stage for the first time in many years. 

Godley has also teamed up with Gouldman and 10cc’s other original members to help produce a 5-disc CD box set that houses approximately 80 tracks from across the band’s hugely successful career together with a DVD containing rare live footage and promo videos.

“Where did the years ago? It is hard to believe that it has been 40 years since we were in the studio recording Donna – but I am delighted that the music of 10cc is alive and well in 2012,” says Gouldman. 

With support from Paul Kappa and The Fabulous Picasso Brothers

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Ticket options: 

General Admission Ticket – Provides access to the main arena, set on gentle rising ground that provides a natural amphitheatre towards the stage

Golden Circle – Access to main arena and a special enclosure that that is set as a semi-circle around the stage

VIP enclosure – Providing access to the area immediately in front of the stage and an arena side entertainment marquee with external patio. A separate bar and catering is included in this package

Weekend Tickets – Providing access for all three days of our event and a great Value Ticket for some exceptional bands.

Children aged 12 and under as at 17 June 2016, must be accompanied by at least 1 responsible Adult per 2 children. Teenagers aged between 13 and 17 as at 17 June 2016 but must be accompanied by at least 1 responsible Adult per 5 Teenagers

Ticket Collections & Cash Sales

Pre-booked tickets will be available for collection from The Bowness Information Centre, Glebe Road, LA23 3HJ, on each event day.

Please note that entry tickets will only be available for collection on the actual day for which they have been purchased.

Please bring proof of purchase when collecting tickets.

Tickets will be on sale throughout the weekend and will be available from The Bowness Information Centre, LA23 3HJ.

Opening times will be:

Friday 09:30 – 20:00

Saturday 09:30 – 21:00

Sunday 09:30 – 18:00

Please note The Brewery Arts Centre will stop selling tickets from 4pm the day before each event day. Eg. Friday at 4pm for the Saturday Event.


19th June 2016

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