Musicians needed for major new event

Rowcroft Hospice is looking for local musicians who would like the chance to play alongside national acts at The Colour Rush, a major new event that is coming to South Devon this summer.

Prior to the Colour Rush, ‘Colour Rucks’ will be taking place in live music venues in Totnes, Newton Abbot and Torquay during July and are open to bands or solo artists who perform original material. Six acts from the Rucks will be chosen to perform at the Colour Rush in Youngs Park, Goodrington on Saturday 7th September.

The local acts will get to support We Are The Ocean, who are fresh from supporting Muse as part of their European tour. The band have a huge following and are signed to play lots of the festivals this summer.Other bands confirmed so far include Treetop Flyers and Lonely the Brave.

The Colour Rush is the first event of its kind in Devon and is organised by and raising funds for the South Devon hospice, Rowcroft. Participants take part in a 5 km colour run around Goodrington, Paignton which will see them covered in different coloured powder paints. The run is then followed by the live Colour Rush after party at Youngs Park – a festival-style music event with bands and acoustic acts performing across two stages.

Ric Yerbury, Rowcroft Events Manager said: “The Colour Rucks are not a battle of the bands contest, but an opportunity for us to find local bands and artists who will fit best at this year’s Colour Rush event in September. Apart from gaining a slot at the main event, there will be opportunities to do some recording at either 4th Floor Studios in Torquay or Ocean Studios in Paignton. The winners will receive industry advice and support and if they wish can have a track included in a release to be made later in the year with funds going to Rowcroft”.

The Colour Rucks will take place on:

25th July, The Barrel House, Totnes

27th July, The Jolly Farmer Newton Abbot

28th July, Apple & Parrot, Torquay as part of the Parrotfest

Entry is free but bands and artists must register for the Colour Rucks by Friday 12th July. The bands selected from this process will be announced on August 1st.

For the latest news on the Colour Rush event or to book your tickets, visit or find ‘The Colour Rush’ on Facebook

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