Rox needs support to help popular festival flourish

SUPPPORTERS of Rox are being urged to make a difference to this
year’s event.

There are just seven weeks to go until the 2013 music and arts festival bursts into life.

Its organisers are busily getting around the town to talk to as many people as possible about offering their help for the big days on July 27 and 28.

Royal Norfolk Hotel manager Lucas Jans has once again agreed to allow its seafront grounds to be used as the base for the area’s largest free community event.

Further support has also been provided by Arun District Council, West Sussex County Council, Butlin’s and a number of other companies.

This year’s grant from Bognor Regis Town Council – at £10,000 including backing for workshops – has been the best in all the 23 years it has been supporting the popular annual festival.

“But it’s still not enough,” said Rox Music and Arts co-founder Steve Goodheart.

“If we’re going to make this year’s festival as successful as previous years and keep Bognor firmly on the event calendar, then we still need to get more 
support from the whole community.”

Any one of the thousands of fans who have enjoyed the festival in the past could help by making a donation.

There is also the scope to volunteer and join the Rox Crew during the weekend or at any of the other Rox events throughout the year.

Businesses can show their support by advertising in the festival programme or even by having a banner display at the event which attracts thousands of visitors to the atmospheric seafront location.

Further details about sponsorship are available from Steve Goodheart on 07989 264103 or Robin Parker on 07738 964820.

Any artists or performers who would like to take part in this year’s Rox should contact the festival website at

There is still some space available for traders and community stalls. Further details can again be obtained by contacting the website.

The festival will again also take place on the seafront from the Rock Gardens and skate park to the pier.

More than 7,000 artists and performers have taken part in Rox events since 1990 watched by 750,000 spectators.