Music events to bookend this weekend's Bikefest - The Rugby Observer

Music events to bookend this weekend's Bikefest

Rugby Editorial 14th May, 2019 Updated: 15th May, 2019   0

BIKERS will descend on Rugby this weekend as the town rocks to the beat of the Bikefest.

The free annual event takes place in the town centre on Sunday (May 19) from 10am-4pm.

The festival starts with a a ride-in, where hundreds of bikes will roar into the town centre before parking up on North Street and Church Street.

Attendees will be invited to try the ‘Extreme Wheelie’ machine – a combined motorcycle simulator and virtual reality experience.

Over 40 stalls and displays will offer a range of bike related goods, advice and clothing.

Other attractions include face painting, silly bikes, bouncy castles, circus skills, a big wheel, children’s games and a funfair.

Local bands Courthouse, Overdrive, The Black Cats, The Skunks, The Retro and Noah and the Elements will play on music stages in Market Place and Church Street.

Visit for more information, including bike and car parking, how to regisster for the ride-in, and information on a helmet park.


A LAUNCH party for the Bikefest takes place at The Courthouse pub on Friday (May 17) from 7pm.

The Unresolved and AC/DC tribute band Dirty Jack DC will play live sets at the North Street pub, followed by a disco.

Entrance costs £5 on the door. All proceeds go to the This Is Me charity, which helps children who are suffering or have suffered bullying, and who struggle with mental health issues.


THE SOUNDS of the 70s will bring the weekend’s proceedings to a close at Bar 29.

Veteran local DJs The Captain (aka Captain Christmas), Mick Entwistle and Adam T will turn back the clock to recreate the first Free Rock Disco in Rugby, which ran through out the 70’s at the venue – then known as The Exchange.

The DJs were the first in Rugby to play punk and reggae alongside rock music.

They will spin their wheels of steel from 1-6pm on Sunday (May 19).


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