Daisy Rock mini-festival set to launch Hopeman Gala week

Casey Inlet – ‘Daisy Rock’ appearance

A mini music festival will kick off a week of gala celebrations in Hopeman this weekend.

The Hopeman Gala week is to open with ‘Daisy Rock’ – an evening of local music that organisers say can be best described as the “Wall of Rock in miniature!”

With nearby Lossiemouth gearing up for the Wall of Rock festival in September, organisers in Hopeman are providing young people with a chance to preview some of the acts that will appear.

Organising ‘Daisy Rock’ is Vivien Hendry: “Daisy Rock is an opening evening event for the Hopeman Gala Week that is aimed at under-18’s – really those either in High School or starting High School next month.

“Daniel Edwards from Wall of Rock has been a massive help to us in setting it all up and he will be providing the sound and light on the night – so we know it will be very professional and obviously we would like to see as many 12’s and Teens as possible coming along and having fun.

“Cash earned from ticket sales will, after costs, benefit the wider Hopeman community with Gala money being given to the Hopeman Community Association.”

Acts performing on Saturday at the Gala Marquee from 7pm include local musician Jaime McPherson, Buckie band The Unofficial, The Scenix from Elgin, Far North from Lossiemouth and Casey Inlet, whose members are drawn from Hopeman and Lossiemouth.

Tickets are still on sale for Saturday’s show from the Hopeman Post Office and Cafe Mouie or can be purchased at the door on the night.

Ms Hendry said: “We are hoping that all will go well on Saturday and if it does then this will become an annual Hopeman precursor to the Wall of Rock.”

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