CockRock is an annual three day 5000 capacity grass roots festival held in Cockermouth Cumbria. The festival now in its 7th year is situated on the edge of the Lake District with full panoramic views of the Cumbrian Fells and a friendly atmosphere that is second to none!
The festival is non profit and is ran by a group of volunteers. CockRock has been set up to help provide support in the way of funding for two great causes, The Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance and the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue and also to encourage and promote local bands and musicians.
The idea for a rock festival came about in 2004 when committee member Adam’s friend had a cycling accident whilst riding locally. Help came in the form of The Great North Air Ambulance, something that is often taken for granted.
After this eye opening experience the necessity of this service and their struggle to function with limited funds became clear. Adam then approached the Stamper family of Wellington Farm to ask permission to use their land for a concert. After the success of that first year Clint Stamper and Adam decided that this was something that could grow and develop into an annual event, and here 7 years down the line CockRock continues to exceed expectations.
In addition to many helpers the 2012 CockRock management team consists of 13 core members who are all volunteers.
The whole team are looking forward to CockRock 2012 and have been busy reviewing many aspects of the festivals, many exciting changes are now planned and we can't wait to tell you all about them soon!
Love Team CockRock