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Music festival by hospital staff in aid of Caring 4 Kids campaign 

Staff from Salisbury District Hospital have organised an eight hour live music festival in the grounds of Philipps House Dinton on Saturday,  August 22 to raise funds for the Stars Appeal’s Caring 4 Kids campaign.



The 888 Music Festival will see eight bands made up of staff and friends from Salisbury District Hospital  who will perform an eclectic mix of music styles to suit all tastes,  including rock, pop and soul.


Kenny Duke, Salisbury District Hospital porter and main organiser of the event said: “We have got some fantastic bands performing, including Orange Street who regularly perform in London and nationwide. Also Jambo Reign, featuring consultant pathologist Ian Cook, who are forging a reputation for their energetic live performances around Salisbury and beyond. We have had a fantastic response so far and tickets are selling very fast. We are really looking forward to a great day and raising money for the Caring 4 Kids campaign.”


“The festival is suitable for the whole family and there will be a hog roast, a variety of catering vans along with a bar serving real ales, ciders and wine. There will also be a fireworks finale provided by Classic Fireworks to round off what is going to be a truly memorable event.”


Hannah Paye from the Stars Appeal said: “It is wonderful that so many of the staff here at the hospital are giving up their time to organise and perform at the 888 Festival. We are delighted that they have decided to support the Caring 4 Kids campaign and are looking forward to seeing colleagues showing off their talents.”


Lucy Hind, Cardiac Secretary and one of the organisers said: “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to hold this festival at Philipps House as it is such a beautiful location. Working at the hospital enables me and the other organisers to see what a difference the Caring 4 Kids campaign is going to make to thousands of children, which is why we are so dedicated to helping in any way we can.”


Tickets are available on the 888 hotline 07754821116, you can request them by email at and from Dinton Post Office.  Tickets are limited so it is advisable to book in advance as tickets may not be available on the day. 


Notes to Editors


Kenny Duke is available for interview and can be contacted on 07754821116.


Information of the Performers

Steph Murray: Twenty-two year old female solo performer who has supported many artists including Lemar, The Drifters and Heatwave. Steph has also performed at London Palladium and Southampton Mayflower.


Orange Street: One of the south’s top Ska bands, formed by brothers Lee and Ryan Fletcher in 1996. Orange Street have supported Bad Manners, Madness and The Beat.


La Peculiar: A duo singing a mixture of original material and covers.


Sixfish: A five piece energetic local ska core base band taking influences from Ian Drurry, Specials and Anti Non League. They have played in excess of 150 gigs around the county.


Interceptors: Radiographer Helen Russel and her band play a mixture of 60’s Surf, Reggae and Ska influenced music.


Chris Bradley: Chris performs all his own music and has been compared to the likes of James Morrison and James Blunt. Chris has an 80’s feel to his sound.


Hybrid 6.0: Medical secretary Naomi and her band play new industrial hardcore Punk/Dance music.


Luke Mardsen: A local young man who performs original and covers. A great new talent and one to watch.


The Unadopted: The Unadopted were specially formed for the 888 Festival and comprises a variety of performers.


For further information please contact:
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005.



Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:06 
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