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Win tickets to Mac-Stock 3 music festival

Posted onPosted on 16th Feb

Mac-Stock, the music festival that raises cash for Macmillan Cancer Support, is back for its third year at The Black Market in Warsop in March — with music acts of all styles and flavours.

The festival, the brainchild of former Mansfield man Graham Parker, will take place on 23rd and 24th March.

And the NewsJournal has a pair of tickets to the festival to give away as a prize in this easy-to-enter competition.

Every penny raised by Mac-Stock 3, which was started in memory of Graham’s dad, who lost his battle with cancer in 2010, will go to the charity.

“Our family was fortunate enough to get a lot of support from Macmillan nurses while my dad was battling with cancer,” he said.

“Without their support and care I’m not sure how we would have coped at times.

“They are incredible and deserve all the support we can offer.

“We passed the initial target I set for myself in year one, but everyone enjoyed being at, and supporting, the festival so much we simply carried on raising more money, while having a great time.”

Graham, who now lives in Sheffield, said the line-up for Mac-Stock 3 was special, catering for virtually every style of music, thanks to the support he has received from bands and musicians.

“Tickets are ridiculously cheap for such an incredible array of talent,” he added

“The support for Macmillan is incredible, but then so many people are touched by cancer and in turn by the support they and their families get.

“We have the amazing bangra/rock fusion of Kissmet (pictured) with a belly dancing troupe, busking phenomena Phat Bollard, ska and hip-hop from Karl Phillips and the New Groove Rejects, punk rockers Headsticks and the amazing Acoustic Disco Set from Tarantism, which is a delight for any 80s groovers that love to do things differently — it is going to be an amazing weekend.”

The festival starts on Friday, 23rd March, from 6.30pm to midnight, and continues the following day, from noon to midnight.

Tickets for Mac-Stock are available from — type in Mac-Stock. They are priced £30 for the weekend, £20 for Saturday only and £12 for Friday only.

To enter the competition to win a pair of tickets to Mac-Stock 3, tell us which charity the festival supports.

Email your answer and telephone number to [email protected] before 15th March.

The NewsJournal’s usual competition rules apply.