BB Blackdog-At The Old School Weekender

   Rock And Blues made it's welcome return to The Coneygrey Showground at Pentrich in Derbyshire last year. This time around BB Blackdog are pleased to be part of the proceedings, playing on the Saturday.

   Finalised timings are not available just yet, however BB are set to play an extensive set during Saturday afternoon on the second stage, Platform 15, featuring not only the dancing delights of Demolitia Tribal, but more belly dancers, pole dancers and stilt walkers. There is also a strong possibility of a first guest appearance of the summer, from that much missed festival element sunshine!

   Also appearing on Platform 15 are local blues protaginists The Paul Evans Trio and making a landlubbing trip from the Suffolk coast The East Town pirates, reveling in their "voodoo pirate rock n roll"

   Headliners for the day on The Cross Piston Saloon Main Stage, are the timeless UK Subs, who have been around constantly since "the new wave" of 1976. the rest of the bill sees performances from AKA Skaface, an eight piece ska outfit from The West Midlands, Derbyshire's very own Steel Panther tribute act, Surreal Panther, classic rock band Hells Addiction from Leicester and othe East Midlanders, A Thousand Enemies, rock/metal, Nowhere City Riot, fast melodic punk and rock/metal band Shackled.

   Fridays listings include tribute bands, Mentallica,Hot Red Chilli Peppers, Ozzbest and perennial local favourites, Kick N Rush.

  The campsite is open now and there will be bands on the main stage later on the Thursaday evenning. Cost for the weekend is £30 on the gate.

    In conjunction with the music is the custom show, exhibiting bikes, trikes, scooters and hot rods and plenty more going on.

   By car pick up the A610 towards Ripley, from the A6 or towards Ambergate and Matlock from the A38 then follw the signs. You cannot get too close by public transport but from Alfreton, Matlock and Belper the Yourbus 140 and 142 or TM 150 and alight at Oakerthorpe. Alternatively Doyles 148 from Belper or Riplet to Pentrich. Both are  comfortable walking distance.

   In other news, a new monthly appearance at The Black Market is launching this Wednesday the 1st and will be repeated first Wednesday of evey month, featuring support from local bands and allowing the band to showcase some new songs and generally have time to be social.

   One last item. A request for your indulgence in entering a competition which closes tonight and if successful will lead to some of the new album being pressed. Please follow the link via the band's facebook page to the Cram Duplication competition.


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