Promoter Mike Raxworthy.…Some of you might know that I book and put on the music for Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival. This year its on Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th of September. As I always get my entertainment marquee, stage and bar in place by the Thursday I asked the council to consider having a launch party in it on the friday (13th sept!!!). They gave me permission but added that the funding (due to cut backs) had to be down to me….my risk. I’ve decided to go for it and have booked Bon Giovi to headline. ‘A tribute!’ I hear you say, but this band is one hell of a tribute! Their lead vocalist Andreas is a brilliant vocalist in his own right and highly acclaimed by guys like Robert Plant and Mick Box. Even Jon himself reckons the guy’s a must-see! The support band is Pete Presscot’s Highway. Tickets are only £7.50 in advance from Hastings Information Centre…the new one in Aquilla House. If I get 320 people I’m covered, so without this sounding like a begging letter, please come along and support it. If it’s a success I’m sure the council will let me do something bigger next year.