One DJ from Swindon has announced he is on a mission to bring back rock and roll with the launch of his brand-new club.

Graham Hill, who works as a DJ at Rockin50s Radio and is also known as DJ Gee, has launched an all-new Swindon Rock'n'Roll Club after he claims the genre has been dying out in the town for years.

The new club will hold its official opening on May 26, 2024, from 2pm to 6.30pm at the Supermarine Rugby Football Club in Swindon, and is set to offer regular rock and roll music as well as monthly live band nights.

At £12 per person or £10 if you book ahead, the club hopes its opening will get the whole of Swindon up rocking and rolling all night to classic tunes and live music from Rip It Up.

For those needing a breather, the club will also offer free tea, coffee, cake and a licensed bar.

"Unfortunately the rock and roll scene in Swindon has been fading for years, but I refuse to let it die out," Graham told the Adver.

"I've been attempting to bring back rock and roll with my afternoon radio sessions, but now we're going even bigger and better with some great live bands."

Swindon Advertiser: Radio DJ Graham Hill has been on a one-man mission to bring back rock and roll for years.Radio DJ Graham Hill has been on a one-man mission to bring back rock and roll for years. (Image: Dave Cox)

"We are so pleased to announce the opening of Swindon Rock'n'Roll Club in Swindon with our first event on 26th May 24 at the Supermarine Rugby club," he added.

"Doors open at 2pm until 6.30pm, with free tea, coffee and cake as well as a public bar."

The opening act Rip It Up is an authentic 1950s rock and roll band originally from Sturminster Newton that travels and performs globally.

The band most recently played the Boogaloo Rock'n'Roll three-day festival in Bournemouth.

As well as Rip It Up who will launch the club opening, other acts set to take to the stage for the rest of the year include:

  • Rockin Pagan Rock'n'Roll Show - June 16
  • The Roosters - July 28
  • Haney's Big House - August 18
  • Relentless - September 29
  • The Midnight Dynamos - October 27
  • The Vipers - November 24
  • Rockin The Joint - December 22

"Looking forward to playing this venue again later in the year. Last time I played there I supported The Comets," said Pagan Gould, of the Rockin Pagan Rock'n'Roll Show.