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30th March 2012

CockRock announce the first acts for 2012 - Tinchy Stryder, Buzzcocks and The Subways

Dr & The Medics, Goldie Lookin Chain Djs, Dub Pistols Soundsystem and much more

Cockermouth Rock Festival known as CockRock have announced the first raft of artists for the 2012 event.

Confirmed today are Saturday and Sunday headliners  Tinchy Stryder, Buzzcocks who will be joined by The Subways, Dr & The Medics, The Lottery Winners, Chris Helme, Pikey Beatz, Goldie Lookin Chain Dj's Rhys And Eggsy and Dub Pistols Soundsystem Dj & Mc Set.

Also confirmed are Albany Down, Alex Elliott, Awol, Cat Like Thief, Collision, Colt45, Committed To Rock Choir, Crow Dog, Daddysmilk, Five And Dangerous, Flick, Gavin Mckew, Highly Strung, House Of Threee Hands, Jeramiah Ferrai, Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers.

Joining them will be Leroy Johnson & The Flicks, Mama-Sang And The Robot, Obrigado, Rebel Territory, Room 101, Rossi Noise, Secure Unit, Sneaky Finch, Solway Deltas, Southgate And Leigh, Teenage Mary, The Indices, The Lights, The Stiggz, The Sun Explodes, Tin Soldiers and Vertigo with many more acts still to be announced.

Tinchy Stryder rose to popularity with the song "Take Me Back" which peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. He then released the song "Number 1", (a collaboration with N-Dubz) which entered the UK chart at number 1. He then later released "Never Leave You" with Amelle Berrabah from girl-group Sugababes which became his second number 1. He also currently has a single out 'Bright Lights' with Pixie Lott which has been riding high in the top ten.

Buzzcocks  are an iconic punk rock band form Bolton. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy. The widely covered "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" remains one of their best-known songs, along with "Harmony in my Head"

In 2005, Welwyn Garden City three-piece, The Subways crashed onto the UK rock scene with their, now cult, debut album ‘Young For Eternity’ and international party mix tape classic ‘Rock & Roll Queen’. Five consecutive years at Reading & Leeds festival along with appearances at Glastonbury and T in the Park quickly cemented their reputation as festival favourites.

The legendary Dr and The Medics rose to fame in the 1980's and are best known for their No. 1 hit 'Spirit in the Sky'. Dr and The Medics will be performing an upbeat and flamboyant set including well loved classic covers such as Timewarp, Kids in America, I'm a Believer, Proud Mary, She Sells Sanctuary and not forgetting 'Spirit in the Sky'.

'We are delighted to be able to announce these big name artists for the festival, the 2012 line up has a diverse mix of local, young and independent bands as well as more mainstream acts such as Tinchy Stryder. 'Not only are we dedicating a lot of time to securing  our line up but we've also invested a lot into improving attractions across the whole site. We hope that this combined with our low ticket prices ensures an affordable but equally fantastic festival for all members of the family, and there's still even more bands to be announced!'.
Clint Stamper, Chairman of CockRock

Cockermouth Rock Festival is an annual non profit three day 5000 capacity grass roots festival held in Cockermouth, Cumbria. Affectionately named 'CockRock' by local festival goers, the festival is now in its 8th year and is situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District with idyllic camping, full panoramic views of the Cumbrian Fells and a friendly atmosphere.  

The festival was set up in 2005 to help provide support in the way of funding for two local causes, The Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance and the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue, as well as to encourage and promote local bands and musicians.
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