Here at Andover Rocks we’ve had to rely on borrowed or hired equipment to run our many events. This year we want to raise funds to buy our own kit so we don’t have to keep hiring it. We’ve started an online fundraiser and would really appreciate your support! https://gofund.me/7d532f13 We know not everyone can afford a monetary donation but that doesn’t mean you can’t help. Sharing and liking our posts and events on Facebook helps us spread the word. Having our own equipment will allow us to sustainably continue supporting the people of Andover and improving mental health through music intervention and creative expression. Thanks for your support, let’s ROCK! Andover Rocks x
2022 was the biggest event we have had to date! With sell out venues across the board! With returning performers and the welcome of some new ones together we made Rocks was thriving this year! Go and check out the gallery to see if you can spot yourself!
We also have some specialised nights coming your way this year including returning Christmas 'Mini' Rocks. We are bringing an all new specilised nights for our own Andover Rocks FRIGHT NIGHT and an all new 'Originals' night which is made up of local talent performing their own material instead of covers.
Music affects us all differently. It is one of the most powerful tools available to us that can help people heal or even in some cases torture you. Here we wish to express our deepest emotions
and come to terms with the intensity of them. So we ask you now............
How does music make you feel?
Below are just some of people favourite phrases and feelings towards music. Everyone enjoys multiple genres in different ways. If it be Powerful lyrics , certain instruments used or just a general connection to the song or artist. Speak to us, Tell us how you are affected.
In a world where you can be anything
Andover Rocks seeks to improve people's mental health through music intervention. In the past we have funded Alabare's "The Junction" music project and supported Andover MIND with setting up singing and guitar workshops.
We do this in a number of ways first and foremost being a musical festival. Which includes many local venues including the White Hart, The Rockhouse, The time Ring and the Queen Charlotte, and runs over the course of a weekend.
We also run drumming and meditation workshops, story telling, poetry and expressive writing classes during the festival, these are also ongoing online.
Here at Andover Rocks we want to help you express yourself the way you need to! It may be working together as a group or one on one we believe you will will find a home here. a place where you do not need to be afraid. We run multiple workshops that may suit your needs . In the case of music below are just some examples or members and how affects them!
Music to me is form of therapy. i'll have a bad day and instantly think ill play my favourite songs.
It instantly soothes me and helps me refocus and realise everything is going to be alright.
Favourite musical quote : Bob Marley
One good thing about music is when it hits you , you feel no pain. Just sums me up perfectly, Really is a powerful force and soothing.
When you find that one song that the lyrics hit home and describe exactly how you feel, Makes you feel like someone else has experienced that pain, It makes you feel like you are not alone.
I also find that music is a way to let out my rage rather than taking out it out elsewhere
Music is a universal language, it become your central nervouse system of your body, no matter what genre you are listening too you connect to it deeply! you feel shivers down your spine, a constant wav of emotions exploding through every pore in your body!
Its a huge expression of your feelings that someone else has managed to show you.
The intense urge to cry, dance or sing.
No matter your mood , no matter your preference no matter your style......
There is always something out there to help you process and relate to how you are feeling.
Your Festival. Your Memories.
An important part of Rocks is loving what is local. We are incredibly lucky in Andover to have an abundance of talent. Rocks is a platform for them to get out there and be heard. We are also extremely lucky to have local venues that share their space with Rocks, The White Hart, The Rockhouse, The Queen Charlotte, The Malthouse, The Methodist Church, The Bridge Cafe, Andover Radio, The Time Ring and the Wolversdene Club in the past have all been very generous hosts.
Whilst in town
As Rocks has grown more food offers have been available from various local eating houses including The White Hart and Tama Chulo.
Discover Something New
Much like music, art and an holistic view has an important place in our community. Combining both art, holistic therapies and music together, our festival bridges three creative styles as one.