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The original drummer from the legendary rock group Status Quo will be performing at Billing Bike Fest, held at Northamptonshire’s Billing Aquadrome on 20th and 21st July.

John Coghlan was the bedrock of the group in the 1960s and 70s, playing with Status Quo right up to 1981. Playing the drums with the iconic rock band, he toured the world with the Quo as the powerhouse behind the band.

John, now with his own band John Coghlan’s Quo will be performing many of Quos hits and favourite tracks, at Billing Bike Fest on Saturday.

Tom Siddall, Event Director of Billing Bike Fest said: "We are so delighted that such a legendary rocker will be at Bike Fest with his group. He is bound to be a great favourite for all visitors, whether they’ve come for the motorbikes or the music!”

John Coghlan is not the only new addition to Saturday’s line-up as Bike Fest will also be joined by the Joseph Peace Stunt Show. According to Joseph Peace, he set out to devise a show like no other, blending circus and comedy with an insane amount of fire. This show is sure to have you cheering one moment and gob smacked the next!

Visitors can also enjoy the Bolddog Lings Mini-X Tour, uses Britain’s best motocross and extreme sports participants, introducing the mobile Mini-bike freestyle ramp. Plus other bands appearing include last year’s headline act The Great Divide along with Sons of Icarus, Dionysus Unbound and Foo Fighters tribute band The Four Fighters.

Supporting the Marco Simmoncelli foundation, Billing Bike Fest will host more than 250 riders taking part in their 2013 charity ride out, as well as having hundreds of bikes on show from motorcycle manufacturers. Motorcycle clubs will showcase everything from great British classics to modern day heroes, Japanese elegance to American icons.

And what festival wouldn’t be complete without the fantastic camping facilities at Billing Aquadrome including an indoor aqua park for all ages, go karting, climbing walls and much more.

Adult ticket prices start from just £10 when booking in advance or £12 on the gate. Children under the age of 16 get free entry when accompanied by an adult. Parking is also free throughout. The show is open from 10am to 5pm each day. Camping is £25 per adult and £12.50 per child. Camping can be booked by contacting 01524 781453 (8am-8pm weekdays). To book day tickets call 0844 8540064.

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