Gig review: Quarantune Rocks Party, The Old Dairy Farm, Cropredy, 9 October 2021

The Darker My Horizon - Quarantune Rocks Party, The Old Dairy Farm, Cropredy, 9 October 2021

6 Bands, 1 stage, 1 day:

  • The Darker My Horizon
  • Ryders Creed
  • Shades Of Seattle
  • King Awesome
  • Skinny Knowledge
  • More Human Than Human

Quarantune Rocks was set up in March 2020 to support rock music fans, bands and venues in what we thought would be a temporary covid glitch, three of us started our Facebook group with approximately 20 friends invited to join, word spread, we locked our group as we got to 350 members as we wanted to be able to manage it and not create an administrative monster – we now stand at well over a thousand members, with 6 admins and new people join our QR family all the time!

Well what to say about our very first Quarantune Rocks Party – I am of course bias here, this was a very overdue event that has seen its fair share of reschedules for the obvious reasons, did I believe it would happen on the 9th October? Not until I arrived on site on Friday night and saw the stage being set up. Our QR admin team met together in person for the first time ever – it was emotional!

Our Stage and sound crew from Apache Stages, were second to none – running a 1 day event with 6 bands on 1 stage and a live music curfew of 10pm, meant we had a really tight schedule for sets and changeovers – the crew were brilliant from start to finish, with all the bands commenting on the quality set up and sound.

Our site in Cropredy was on the Old Dairy Farm, which if you have been to Fairport Convention you’d recognise as field 8, everything was spot on, the team were super friendly, the facilities were fabulous, set up was smooth, food and bar all high quality and great value for money.