Seen who’s on at Southport Rocks? SevenStreets favourites Picture Book. Not to mention Bird, another one on autoplay in SevenStreets Towers. Oh yes, we’re ahead of the game, we know our onions.

All that and mackem heroes The Futureheads and The Lancashire Hotpots, purveyors of comedy folk that remind us a little of our own Half Man Half Biscuit and Loose Moose String Band. There’s a hell of a lot more besides, including Owls*, Dead Cities (above), The Wild Eyes (below) and The Loud.

Which is why we’re giving you the chance to see some of our favourite acts at the Southport music festival, which kicks off over a weekend in early July.

Southport Rocks really does sound like something off the beaten track to us. Formerly The Jedi Festival, the event was launched in 2007 in memory of Chris Haw and all profits will go to The Vital Sounds Foundation, screening young people against Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

There will be glamping and Mongolian yurts, we’re told. Alternative and Dance Music Stages will showcase local talent, while there’ll also be acoustic acts, DJ sets, evening comedy performances, outdoor climbing walls, cage football, face painting, a vintage market, a homeopathic tent…

Visitors are free to come and go as they please, meaning you won’t be trapped inside the sort of steel cages music festivals seem to go in for these days.

Tickets for Southport Rocks start from £15 for a single day ticket and up to £49 for a weekend ticket including camping.

Or you can win four weekend passes worth £200, give or take, by telling us what your favourite thing about Southport is in 100 words or less.

Write in the comment form below with a name, email, address and telephone number – or email the lot to info@sevenstreets.com. We won’t share your details. Deadline 1 July 2011. Multiple entries will be eaten by Owls*.

Southport Rocks
Victoria Park
Southport
8 -9 July 2011

  • alison goggin

    My favourite thing about southport is the lovely penny arcade machines they have on the pier. Keeping a bit of the great history of the fun fair and keeping the kids amused at the same time. Sometimes feel like going down in victorian clothes to complete the feel 🙂

  • http://wotzisname.me @wotzisname

    Ooops, sorry… my fave thing about Southport is Southport Rocks, of course 😉

  • Ruthie

    My favourite thing about Southport is the sea that you never see!

  • Jonny

    My favourite thing about Southport are the clairvoyants who swallow 30 queen heads every visit.

  • http://01204862439 steven chamberlain

    my favourite thing about southport is there are more than SEVEN STREETS

  • Amber

    My favourite thing about Southport is that the people fought to keep the cinema as it should be, and won.

  • http://NOTSURE JAN MICHELLE

    what i love about southport is that i never knew there was a rock festival on !!!!! untill i heard the bace coming through my flat walls….. (GREAT ADVERTISING SOUTHPORT) 🙁

  • http://NOTSURE JAN MICHELLE

    OH AND BY THE WAY I NOW CANT FIND A NUMBER ANYWHERE TO PHONE TO SEE IF I CAN GO TODAY 🙁

  • http://www.sevenstreets.com David

    that’ll teach you to bookmark SevenStreets and read us more regularly! (hope you got there)