Angus Schools Rock fest tickets go on sale

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Tickets go on sale today (May 20) for this year’s Angus Schools Rock Fest.

Talented young people from all over the county will be performing at the event, which is a partnership between Angus Council and Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

The gig is taking place at Arbroath Academy on Saturday, June 15, from 4 to 8.30 p.m.

There will be a varied style of music from rock, indie and alternative including bands and a soloist.

This year’s line-up includes Evianne Webster, At Her Service, Model Aeroplanes, Unknown On Sunday, Two For Flinching and The Blend.

Local professional band Sonnet 65 will make a welcome guest appearance, and the band’s vocalist and electric guitar player Steven Gibbons will be on hand to offer advice to bands.

Tickets are available to pupils, friends and parents.

Pupils can pick up tickets from the Arbroath Academy office during lunchtimes. To reserve and collect on the night please call Claire on 01307 473847.

The Youth Music Initiative (YMI) is a Scottish Government funded project to improve the quality and availability of musical experiences to young people.

Taking part in this year’s rock fest will be Arbroath band Two for Flinching who took the top spot in the Scottish Battle of the bands last year, and have written and recorded their first EP.

A spokesperson for the band said: “YMI is very important to us because without it we wouldn’t be a band, we were put together by the YMI project and it has taught us how to play as a band and just to be better musicians in general.”