Balstock 2015 Line Up announced
Balstock music festival is only a month away on the 11th, 12th and 13th of September. The line-up, with an astonishing 235 bands, acoustic performers, DJs, poets & stand-up comedians, has been announced this week (Thursday the 20th August). Find them at www.balstock.co.uk under ‘Line Up’ where you can peruse whose performing at which venues and even plan out and record your festival using ‘Clashfinder’. You can also find descriptions of the bands in case you want to find some new favourites. Next week you can find the Balstock programmes in all the Balstock venues as well as David’s Music in Letchworth, Club 85 Hitchin and Unikorn in Stevenage.
Some of this year’s highlights include Bedford Hip-Hop misfits Phili N Dotz headlining London Road’s High Street Stage on Saturday 12TH Sept and the bizarre world of Papa Shango headlining the same stage (under After Dark promotions) on Sunday the 13th Sept. There are 10 Baldock pubs taking part hosting such local acts as Bubounce, Mark Sullivan, Easydread, Indi & The Vegas, Roxy Searle, JoanOvArc, Schrödinger’s Strings, Beans & Biscuits and Rickshaw. There are also acts coming from far afield like Ritn Ditn from Holland, Horror Business from Spain and various acts from all corners of the UK.
Baldock town hall hosts the Metal and Punk genre stage with a Metallica and an AC/DC tribute (Metallicar and Damnation) as well as punk legends The Bleach Boys and Berkshire’s brutal metal band Reprisal.
Some alternative stages include The Orange Tree’s ‘Grin & Bear Wit’ Stand-up comedy stage, the Folkstock stage in the White Lion, a DJ stage in the Old White Horse, Irish music at The Cock and even Karaoke at Mick’s Barbers down Baldock High Street.
Every single venue is free entry and every single act gives their time for free in the name of local music and charity so please give generously to the Balstock shakers and buckets being collected for St Thomas Lupus Trust.
Balstock Organiser G LaRoche said “Give much respect, as all these bands are giving their time for FREE in the name of charity, local talent and the promise of a jolly good knees-up. It is quite a testament to how popular Balstock has become. I have no idea what we’re doing right, but I pray to Lemmy that we keep doing it!”
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