‘Rec Fest’ for charity

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A MUSIC festival in Ashington will raise money for charity.

The ‘Rec Fest’ will take place at the Recreation Ground, home of Ashington Rugby Club, on the weekend of August 19 to 21.

The event will be raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust, and in particular the teenage unit at the RVI in Newcastle.

With three stages and more than 50 acts playing over three days, it will be a celebration of both emerging north east talent and also a showcase of touring bands from up and down the country.

The music will range from the over-the-top antics of Manchester’s glam/punk outfit The Bad Taste Barbies, and Scotland’s top Judas Priest tribute act, Junior Priest, on the Friday night, to Saturday’s rock versus reggae day, headlined by Edinburgh’s BombSkare.

Twenty bands of both genres will play over the course of the day.

Sunday will feature a string of indie bands, many of whom - Vinyl Jacket, The Watchers, and local lads, Grandfather Birds - having recently been featured on national radio.

In contrast, the weekend will also bring its fair share of acoustic and folk acts to the stages, including Alnwick’s We Steal Flyers, and a number of guest solo spots.

Stall spaces are still available for the event - a donation to Teenage Cancer Trust is required - and can be booked by contacting Tony Eastlake, of Guerilla Promotions, on 07803 026503.

Ticket prices range from £5 for the Friday evening, to £20 for the full weekend.

However, there are currently a limited number of ‘early-bird’ tickets available at the discounted price of £17.50 from www.wegottickets.com/

For further information and updates, you can join the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195517710468683