Music fans back venue

By Richard Wright

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Music fans back venue

Wight Rock Bar. Devaux on stage, from left, Aaron Weeks with Luke Steen, Dan Watson and Ross Mabey. Picture by Robin Crossley.

CROWDS of music fans turned out to support an Isle of Wight venue at the weekend after fears were raised about its future.

Ryde’s Wight Rock Bar faces a licence review next month after neighbours of the Lind Street venue complained about noise.

On Saturday, music fans showed their support at a "Save the Rock" gig where they signed a petition prepared by Platform One students Gareth Ashworth and Emma Johnson.

Wight Rock licensee Shaun Newnham, who has said he is confident any noise problems could be resolved, said: "It really was a brilliant show of support — the sort of turnout we need to all our music events in these difficult times."

The licence review is due to take place on February 21.

For more on this story, please see the Isle of Wight County Press, Friday, February 1.


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