Hawkwind festival was a storming success

PUBLISHED: 07:46 05 June 2013 | UPDATED: 07:46 05 June 2013

Dave Brock (seated)  founder member of legendary space rock band Hawkwind pictured with his wife and the group’s manager Kris Brock, local artist Rich Webster who painted the portrait and Elga Mackie, Seaton’s Voice director and organiser of the charity fund raiser. Photo by Ian Barradale

Dave Brock (seated) founder member of legendary space rock band Hawkwind pictured with his wife and the group’s manager Kris Brock, local artist Rich Webster who painted the portrait and Elga Mackie, Seaton’s Voice director and organiser of the charity fund raiser. Photo by Ian Barradale

© Ian Barradale Cerilian Photography

Legendary space-rock band say they will return to Seaton again next Easter

Legendary space-rock band Hawkwind’s visit to Seaton went down a storm - and helped to raise nearly £500 for charity.

The band staged a two day ‘HawkEaster’ festival at the Gateway over the bank holiday weekend, attended by 400 fans who came from around the world.

During the festival, local artist Rich Webster sold two paintings of the founding member, Dave Brock, with community group Seaton’s Voice buying a third painting to be used to raise money for two charities supported by the band - Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

For the past month fans of Hawkwind have been donating money to the two charities through the Seaton Gateway website and facebook page, raising a total of £448 which will be shared equally between them.

On Friday (May 31) Dave Brock, who lives near Honiton, went along to the Gateway to sign the painting and pull out the names of three prize-winning donors.

The painting went to Colin Cummings, from Glasgow, while the town runners up Richard Freeman and Paul Daniels who receive tickets to a Hawkwind gig.

Meanwhile Hawkwind have said they intend to return to Seaton next Easter and extend the festival to include venues at Beer.


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