LEGENDARY rockers Status Quo pulled out all the stops for the first night of an extra-special Symphony at the Tower celebrating 30 years of St Catherine’s Hospice.
Co-founders Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt and the band performed a back catalogue of hits to more than 5,000 fans and hospice supporters.
Support was provided by Blackburn band New York Tourists and Good Foxy from Clitheroe, whose alternative psychedelic rock sounds went down well with the crowd.
Now the hospice is gearing up for its second night, featuring the traditional Symphony concert. Britain’s Got Talent runner up Lucy Kay and classical crossover trio Blake will perform with the Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra, with support by rising soprano star Olivia Singleton from Garstang.
Guests are invited to bring along picnics and the evening will close with a fantastic fireworks display set to music.
Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Income Generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “What an amazing start to our extra special Symphony at the Tower weekend it was!
“The atmosphere was electric and Status Quo put on a fantastic show which had everyone singing and dancing along. It was the perfect party to celebrate our 30th anniversary! We want to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and showed their support for St Catherine’s Hospice – including many Quo fans who had travelled from far and wide. Now we can’t wait to host our second night this evening with some more incredible musicians and fantastic fireworks.”
Tickets for tonight’s concert can be bought at the on-site box office for £35. 16s and under go free. Gates open at 5pm – the car park opens at 3pm. See www.symphonyatthetower.co.uk.