Free music festival hosting 20 bands

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ORGANISERS are hoping to obtain a net result when they stage a free music festival this weekend.

Ashington Community Football Club – based at Woodhorn Lane – will host 20 groups with a variety of music on offer.

Organiser Les Alderson said: “There has been a small working committee working alongside Tony Eastlake who runs Guerilla events.

“This has taken us around five months to organise and is the first time the football club has staged the festival.

“We are obviously hoping it is a success and if so then we would be looking to make it an annual event.”

Mr Alderson, who will be on drums for the Pulse band, added: “It’s a weekend of free music with an open invitation to anyone to attend and whilst people have become disillusioned with the weather, the festival is indoors so the elements will not come into play.”

Amongst the bands will be Vinyl Jacket who have only recently returned from playing in Hamburg.

They have just released a new single and played on the Radio 1 stage at Glastonbury last year.

The Blisters who play on Sunday write their own material.

Doors open at 6pm on Friday with the concert beginning at 7pm till late. On Saturday and Sunday, doors open at 1pm for a 2pm start.

“There will be a fully licensed bar and hot food on sale,” added Mr Alderson.

The full line-up is: Friday, July 20: Shut Up; Collision, Ryanisfun. Saturday, July 21: The Symptoms; Underline Hero; Mojo Hand; Athletes in Paris; St James Infirmary; The Warning; Panic Report; Vinyl Jacket; Pulse. Sunday, July 22: Parastatic; Last Transmission; Sorry for Nothing; Eleventh Hour; Too Close For Comfort; The Blisters and Modern Colours.