The national charity Prostate Cancer UK will be supported by a legendary line-up of musicians, including Kenney Jones, the Boomtown Rats and Mike Rutherford, at this year’s Rock ‘N’ Horsepower at Hurtwood Polo Club in Surrey.
Taking place on the 18th June over Father’s Day weekend the event will combine polo with classic cars, topped off with an array of performances from rock superstars for the evening’s charity concert.
The line up has sold over 500 million records between them and includes, Kenney Jones (The Small Faces, The Faces & The Who), Mike Rutherford (Genesis & Mike and the Mechanics), Boomtown Rats, The Strypes, Paul Young, Los Pacaminos, John Lodge (Moody Blues), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Noah, Daphne Guinness and Cregan & Co.
The Faces drummer, Kenney Jones, was inspired to organise the concert following his own diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2013 – and at the 2015 event, acts paid tribute to their friend, the seventies glam-rock singer, Alvin Stardust, who lost his own fight to prostate cancer.
Bob Geldof, singer of Boomtown Rats said: “One man dies from prostate cancer every hour. Usually being geezers they shut up about it and then everyone is shocked. Men should take a lesson from the girls and make a noise about it. Which are what The Boomtown Rats and the other lot intend doing at Hurtwood. Buy a ticket, drag family and friends along, have a laugh….but most importantly, join the fight against this insidious disease.”
James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK said: “Now in its third year the Rock ‘N’ Horsepower 2016 is set to be a fantastic event – and what better way to spend Father’s Day weekend with your family and friends watching some legendary musicians.”
“Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it, so join us in fighting back against the disease. One in eight guys in the UK face a prostate cancer diagnosis, just like Kenney. He has been amazing in not only raising funds, but also in raising awareness by sharing his own story and encouraging guys to stop ignoring prostate cancer.”
Along with the cars, a top-class Polo match will be played at the event which has attracted a stellar crowd of celebrities, patrons and world class players to Hurtwood in previous years.