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Two venues, four stages, 60 bands

Published: 23 Aug 2012 14:000 comments

An extravaganza of live music -- that's what's on offer this weekend when Rock the Lough tunes up for another big day of bands.

The Rock the Lough extravaganza has proved popular in past years.

This year, a second venue has been added. As well as two stages in the Bush Bar in Enniskillen, the Crowes Nest has been added with a further two stages .

The nightclub upstairs will host the electric sessions with downstairs fielding an impressive lineup of acoustic acts.

The line-up for this year is pretty impressive too. From debutantes Gargantuan through to the returning heroes Indigo Fury.

Old favourites feature strongly on this year's line-up including Momma's Slippers, Wasted Grace, Midnight Graffiti, Shakedown, Judas, The Rubber Plants along with loads more.

Two of the biggest names on the local music scene are joining again this year too. Fresh from the release of their fan-funded debut album Filthy Angels will be welcomed back to hometown glory and the newly reinvigorated Yellow Car No Return head to their home festival off the back of their storming set at Sunflower Fest.

Of course Rock the Lough is never complete without the traditional bike run which leaves the back of the Bush at 2pm.

This is an event that is growing each year and we are hoping to see a take up from the Enniskillen 100 which runs the day before.

This year has another change. Patrons now buy a wristband which gives admission to all four stages. These will be available the day before on the Diamond from 2pm until 5pm for a cost of £10.

There will be strictly limited numbers of wristbands and when they are sold out that is it. There should also be a small number available on the day. No wristband means no admission. Proceeds go to two great causes -- Cancer Connect NI and Make a Wish Foundation.

Every penny raised from wristbands sales goes direct to the two charities. Rock The Lough's donation will pay for a local child's wish directly.

The party happens this Sunday, August 26.

This event is strictly over 18 and identification will be required.

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