Jailhouse set to rock once again with 2017 concert

"Everybody to the old cell block, for dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock"
"Everybody to the old cell block, for dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock"

Jailhouse Rock is set to become a firm annual date on the Peterhead calendar after the success of this year’s event at the former prison.

The concert was held in August, when the iron gates of the first ever convict prison in Scotland swung open for Elvis Pressley and Johnny Cash tribute bands to take to the stage.

Hundreds headed into the jail where they enjoyed a great night’s entertainment.

Such was the support for the inaugural event, that organisers George Walker Event Management Ltd, have announced it is to return in 2017 on August 26.

The old Peterhead Prison (Admiralty Museum) will once again welcome crowds to enjoy world-class entertainment on the inside.

Next year’s line-up will be officially announced in the New Year, but promises once again to shake, rattle and roll all the way into the history books for the biggest party in town.

More than £10,000 was raised for two wonderful charities at this year’s event - the Crimond Charitable Trust will benefit as will Funding Neuro.

George Walker OBE, managing director of George Walker Event Management, said: “We just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to organise this fantastic concert at this iconic and most fascinating venue once again in 2017. When we open the gates to Jailhouse Rock next year we’re looking forward to an even bigger spectacular than ever before.”