Early Bird Tickets now on sale at Eventbrite HERE or in person from the club office and bar
The Big Gig 2023: Horsham’s greatest family live music event – a club fundraising event at Horsham Sports Club
24th June 2023
It’s going to be a fantastic festival with some of the best live musicians and tribute acts in the area and beyond, coming together to provide a fun packed day of toe-tapping, arm swinging live music! Plus Local Legendary DJ Retro Rendell will be providing music in between our tribute acts.
Our headline act in 2023 – ABBA REVIVAL*
recently voted as the UK’s Official No.1 ABBA tribute act by the Agent’s Association of Great Britain.
All timings are approximate
(*on stage 8.30-9.30pm)
This year’s line up also includes…
ULTIMATE COLDPLAY (6.30-7.30pm)
The vocals, mannerisms and atmosphere these guys deliver are second to none. Giving the audience that same high energy performance that you would get from the real thing! Authentic instruments, costumes and lighting to match. Our lead vocalist is the perfect front man to take on Chris Martin, you won’t believe your eyes and ears!
BLUNTER BROTHERS (5-6pm)
The Blunter Brothers have 30 years experience in supplying reliability and top class performance. The band has been filling dancefloors since 1989 and has become established in the events entertainment industry as one of the premiere Classic Funk, Motown & Soul acts in the UK.
ADAM AS HARRY STYLES (3.30-4.30pm)
Adam with his Harry Styles Tribute Act. An incredibly gifted singer, musician and performer, with a passion for excellence in all he does. As a huge fan of Harry, he has crafted a show that takes all these elements that make Harry such a huge artist. He has distilled them into a show that truly hits the perfect balance for all ages.
ASYLUM AFFAIR (2-3pm)
Formed in January 2009, the entertaining Asylum Affair are a superb Classic Rock covers band, wringing everything out of their lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards/sax, drums and female lead vocals line up. Drawing their influences from the best Rock bands from decades past to the present day, their extensive repertoire includes songs from Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, The Who, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Stereophonics, Kings of Leon, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, and so on…
Doors open 1.00pm. Bands start at 1.30pm. Last band finishes 10.00pm
As well as live music there will be oodles of fun festival activities & stalls, yummy street food including, Fish and Chips, Thai, Pizza, Burgers, Mexican, Crepes, Vegan, courtesy of some of Horsham Market’s favourites. Plus, a large variety of specialist drinks tents and a fully licensed bar. Profits from the bar are vital to the club, so please don’t bring any alcohol to the event.
CHILDREN UNDER 5 GO FREE*
LIMITED CAR PARKING AVAILABLE £7 PER CAR – PRE-BOOKABLE
*FREE CHILD UNDER 5 TICKETS: So we can register numbers, if you are purchasing your tickets online, please still book the FREE ticket online for any children under 5, or if purchasing direct with the office, please specify the number of children under 5 you are bringing. If your child is between 5 & 15 years old, you will need to purchase a CHILD price ticket and if 16 years and over, a STANDARD price ticket. Thank you).
Can’t wait to see you there!
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Hopefully we have covered everything you need to know, but if you can’t find the answer to your question then do please get in touch – you can ring us on 01403 254628 or email the club office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Do we need to order a ticket for our children who are under 5 years of age?
Yes – there is a special Eventbrite ticket for U5s – you will not be charged for this. If you buy tickets from the club office or bar then we will make a note of your name and the number of U5s you are bringing to the event
Can I buy tickets over the phone?
No, but if you don’t want to buy them online then you can purchase them in person from the club itself. (Day/evening or weekends)
Will we be able to purchase tickets on the gate?
That depends if there are any tickets available. If there are, they will be sold at the main ticket entrance for cash only at £35 adult, £20 child.
Can I bring alcohol into the festival?
Sorry, NO alcohol can be brought into the grounds. Only water or soft drinks will be allowed. Please note that no glass is permitted to be brought onto the ground. Bags will be checked on entrance to ensure safety. A large variety of specialist drinks tents will be available and the main club bar will be open all day/eve. Profits from the bar are vital to the club’s fundraising, so please don’t bring any alcohol to the event.
Can I bring a picnic?
Yes you can bring food or cold soft drinks (no alcohol) in a rucksack/bag but please do not bring any coolers or hampers as we will have a range of food stalls to suit everyone’s tastes so why not treat yourselves! Disposable BBQs or other stoves are NOT permitted.
Is there parking at the festival and will I need to pay for it?
A limited amount of parking will be available (250 spaces) in the Barrackfield next to the club. Pre-bookable tickets for this are available to buy here online for £7.00 and available from the club or online via Eventbrite. There are other parking places available in town close to the grounds, such as supermarkets and local on street parking. We will allocate spaces as near to the event itself for disabled parking but please bear in mind that the event and parking is all on grass. If you are in the paid parking area you can leave your car overnight at your own risk, but it must be collected by 10am the next day.
Can my tickets be refunded if I am unable to attend on the day?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable but if you find you are unable to attend you can pass your ticket onto a friend or relative.
In the event of postponement
In the event of postponement for any matters outside of our control, your ticket will be valid for the new date or the event the following year.
What time do the gates open?
The gates open at 1.00pm
Where is Horsham Sports Club?
We are located in Cricketfield Road, Horsham RH12 1TE – just a 5 minute walk from the town centre. (or the number 98 bus stops at the end of the road by the way!)
Can we bring a sun tent/gazebo to the festival?
Yes, but the size limit is 10ft by 10ft. It will need to be sited at the edge of the viewing area so that no one’s view of the bands is obscured. If all the space is taken then you may not be allowed to put your tent up. You can leave it overnight if you take it down before you go home and collect it the following day but we take no responsibility for it.
Will there be wheelchair access / disabled facilities?
We will try to make the festival as accessible as possible to those with special needs. An area of the car park will be designated as a disabled parking area for people with blue badges and will be available on a first come basis. This is a short distance across grass to the main arena. There are disabled toilet facilities in the arena and also a disabled WC in the HSC Clubhouse. If you have particular needs, get in touch with us in advance. We’ll do our best to help.
Can I get to the club on public transport?
The rail station is a 25 minute walk from the club, alternatively there is a public bus (no 98) which you can take from the rail station to the end of Cricketfield Road – the club is a 2 minute walk from here. The bus station is in the town centre and a few minutes’ walk from the club. For a map of the location click here (add link)
What else will there be at the festival?
There will be small fair rides suitable for children plus face painting, and inflatables
Will there be any covered areas if it rains?
This is an open air music festival and nothing is under cover. In the unlikely event of rain please bring your sou’westers and wellies – please feel free to set up your own gazebo (see note below)
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed, with the exception of registered assistance/guide dogs.
Will I be able to re-enter the festival if I leave during the day?
Ticket holders will be issued with a wrist band on arrival and they will need to show this if they wish to leave and re-enter the site at any time.
The Big Gig Official Event Photography/Video:
There will be some filming and social media marketing happening during the event and after. By joining the event and by your presence here, you consent to be photographed or filmed. Your entry ticket constitutes your consent to such photography or filming and to any use on digital marketing media – social media, website, email on and after the event. If you do not want to appear in any said Marketing please make yourself known to a member of staff at the event.
Will there be seating?
There is no seating provided as the festival is mainly standing, but you may bring your own folding chairs and rugs if you wish.
What if the event is cancelled?
In the extremely unlikely situation that we need to cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control we will be unable to give any refunds.
What if one of the bands drops out at the last minute?
We reserve the right to alter any of the published acts if necessary, but will make every effort to replace them with a similar style act.