Brian Jones tribute festival at Hurtwood Polo Club.

Kenney Jones & The Jones Gang at Hurtwood Park.

Kenney Jones & The Jones Gang at Hurtwood Park.

Brian Jones Tribute Festival at Hurtwood Polo Club: Saturday August 17th 2019.

Featruring: Kenney Jones & the Jones Gang, Joolz Jones (Brian Jones’ grandson), The Stranglers, The Waterboys, Glen Matlock & the Tough Cookies featuring Earl Slick, Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel), Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars, Lola Lennox, London Contemporary Voices Choir, DJ Milf of EMF, Stephanie Rainey, MC Liz Kershaw plus surprise guest appearances and Mike Stevens & the ELO band as the house-band.

Brian Jones - ‘The Golden Stone’.

Brian Jones - ‘The Golden Stone’.

By Paul Davies.

Rock 'n' Horsepower presents the Golden Stone Years A TRIBUTE TO BRIAN JONES Saturday August 17th 2019 Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Surrey. In support of The David Lynch Foundation UK and The Racehorse Sanctuary.

The event will offer all the excitement and spectacle of polo, the chance to eyeball a jaw dropping array of high-performance super cars and a star-studded concert featuring a tribute to the late Brian Jones - 'The Golden Stone' - to commemorate 50 years since his untimely passing.

Tickets priced from £60+b/f are available from EventBrite. Gates open at 12pm. Polo to start at 2pm followed by the concert at 4pm. Finish time for the event is 10.30pm.

The music Brian Jones created has touched our global community and continues to be passed from one music lover to another regardless of age, race or mind-set. This one-day celebration of the Brian Jones legacy is designed to welcome and entertain all.

This music-based, cross generational day out will be hosted by Donovan and his wife Linda Leitch, with Kenney and Jayne Jones, and will be attended by family, friends, and Brian’s musical peers.

“As Brian’s family, we waited for the right time to celebrate his musical genius and now, with the huge support of Kenney and Jayne Jones, this is the year! Join my wife Linda, Brian and Linda’s grandson Joolz Jones and me for an All Star Tribute to the undisputed Maestro who innovated the way modern roots rock music is played and performed. See you all there!”

Donovan, Linda and Joolz Jones Donovan and Hurtwood Park owner Kenney Jones, formerly of The Who and The Small Faces, have enlisted music director, Mike Stevens, and the ELO band to back up their special guest performers. The announced line-up includes Donovan, Kenney Jones & the Jones Gang, The Stranglers, The Waterboys, Glen Matlock & the Tough Cookies featuring Earl Slick, Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel), Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars, Lola Lennox, Joolz Jones (Brian Jones’ grandson), London Contemporary Voices Choir, DJ Milf of EMF, Stephanie Rainey, MC Liz Kershaw plus surprise guest appearances.

As the founder member of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones left an indelible mark on music; he formed the Rolling Stones and set them on the road to stardom. Jones is known for having created a style of guitar playing that would become a Rolling Stones trademark sound, referred to by Keith Richards as the “ancient art of weaving” where both guitar players play rhythm and lead parts together.

“I play early Stones tracks more now than ever before. Brian’s influence is everywhere. Musically, his mind was diverse and seeking, he was genuinely a ‘Mind Of The 60s’. It will be my privilege to help celebrate his too-short life,” Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel).

Jones also played many other instruments including the dulcimer, autoharp, sitar and organ and can be heard performing on many early Rolling Stones songs, as well as with Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and more. All by the age of 27. “We're delighted to honour the supremely gifted musician and complex individual who brought blues, sitars and dandyism into the British mainstream. Long live the Golden Stone!” Mike Scott (The Waterboys).

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The event will benefit two charities: (1) the David Lynch Foundation, which works with people suffering from traumatic stress (2) The Racehorse Sanctuary who help provide a Life After Racing through Rehabilitation, Retraining and Sanctuary Programmes. General admission tickets priced from £60+b/f are available from EventBrite.

VIP tickets (priced £200) also available, to include: 3-Course luncheon with wine . Arrival drinks. Complimentary programme - Backstage passes - Meet and greet with artists - Backstage parking.

For more information please contact info@hurtwoodparkpolo.co.uk

Attractions at the festival will include Classic Cars: A return of the jaw-dropping array of high performance super cars - a previous Rock ‘n’ Horsepower event set a new world record by bringing together over 300 of Ferrari’s Pininfarina-designed masterpieces. We have had spectacular cars from Bentleys to Porsches, Teslas to Daytonas. Come and enjoy!

Polo Match: Polo, also known as the King of Sports, is a game like no other. Enjoy the super-thrills of a top-class Polo match – something simply unequalled among equestrian sports – at an event that’s guaranteed to attract a stellar crowd of celebrities, patrons and world class players to Hurtwood.

Shopping Village and Food Stalls: The shopping village will boast a variety of amazing shops, with traders including Nico Thompson Eyewear, Claire Waterhouse, Cape Jewellery and many others. Are you a foodie? We have an array of delicious food and drink stands from the Raw Food Dude, Scoff & Sip, MMM Coffee, The Buffalo Burger and other top caterers that will cater to everyone's needs.

Premier Parking: Make the most of your day out by ensuring you have the best seats in the house with our Premier Parking & Pitch‐Side Viewing package. Invite up to 10 friends to share your day out. This fantastic package includes a pitch‐side viewing area, space for 3x3m gazebo & 2 car parking spots.

See www.hurtwoodparkpolo.co.uk/events/rock-n-horsepower for more information

Paul Davies