Spongefest Music Festival is set to rock Worksop

by | 5 May 2024 | Community Event, Local Charity, Music, Retford

Prepare for a musical extravaganza as Spongefest, a vibrant music festival, is set to hit Worksop on Saturday 25th May at Worksop Rugby Club – to raise funds for local charity In Sam’s Name and to celebrate the life of Sam (Sponge), who the charity was set up in memory of.

The event promises a day filled with live music performances and a celebration of the legendary party animal himself.

Headlining the event will be Toploader, an English rock band formed in 1997 with over two million album sales and several top 20 hits both in the UK and abroad. Their debut album, Onka’s Big Moka, sold over one million copies and earned them four nominations at the 2001 Brit Awards. They are recognised most of all for their cover of King Harvest’s US hit ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ written by Sherman Kelly.

The line-up also includes local and up and coming bands that are grateful for the exposure. Jamie Fox has supported a variety of In Sam’s Name’s events and performing at Worksop Town Football Club’s home game on Saturday 20th April, as a teaser for the event.

Spongefest is not just about the music; it’s a celebration of life and the spirit of the ultimate party enthusiast. Sam loved music and loved going to see unsigned / new bands. Attendees are encouraged to revel in the festive atmosphere, donning their dancing shoes and embracing the lively energy that Spongefest promises to deliver.

Richard McHugh, Chair of Trustees, In Sam’s Name, said: “Sam (Sponge) loved music and was the best gig buddy I have ever known. We set up In Sam’s Name so that nobody in Bassetlaw ever feels like they can’t carry on. Our support groups and walks are a safe space for anyone seeking support. Spongefest is a celebration of Sam’s life and the happiness he brought to his family and friends. We hope that the people of Bassetlaw and the wider Nottinghamshire area will support the event and come along to enjoy a brilliant day of music and friendship, whilst supporting the charity at the same time.”

In Sam’s Name is a registered charity dedicated to making a positive impact in the community by supporting residents with their mental health through the provision of regular talking groups and monthly walks.

By attending Spongefest, festival-goers not only honour Sam’s memory but also contribute to his charity to ensure that the support available in Bassetlaw for people experiencing mental health concerns can continue for as long as possible.

To make this celebration even more memorable, exclusive Spongefest and In Sam’s Name merchandise will be available for purchase on the day.
Tickets are available now from https://skiddle.com/e/37269006.

For the latest information and announcements, follow Spongefest on Facebook. Additionally, if you or your organisation would like to support this exciting event in any way, or you would like to volunteer as an event steward, please reach out to organisers at info@insamsname.co.uk.