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Gig of the week: Tweed Fest 2013

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Our gig of the week this week was a bit of a no-brainer. Headlined by North Coast three-piece Axis Of (above) Ballymoney riff shingdig par excellence Tweed Fest returns for its fourth outing this weekend.

Set to feature twelve performances from the likes of fast-rising hardcore band Lantern For A Gale, Belfast-based three-piece PigsAsPeople and sludge/doom five-piece 7.5 Tonnes Of Beard, co-organiser and freelance photographer Ciara McMullan said of the event: “It’s basically just a party. Back in 2010, Matthew Tweed and all his mates in one week managed to organise a gig in his barn while his folks where on holidays. His parents weren’t angry. In fact, his dad was just raging he couldn’t be there for it so now it’s grown every year and Matthew’s dad is a legend and puts a lot of work into it.”

“It’s a bunch of great people and bands – pretty much the best mini festival around,” McMullan added.

Gates for the festival – hosted by BeeMickSee – are at 3pm and there is a minimum donation of £5.

See the poster below and check out the Facebook page here.


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