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Doveridge beer festival music line-up revealed

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: October 11, 2012

By Jenny Moody


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UTTOXETER punk-rockers are set to be among the acts performing at one of the area’s most popular beer festivals.

The Cavemen will be performing at the Doveridge Village Club Beer Festival, set to be held on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, providing top locally-brewed ales and live music.

The Cavemen, who play a mix of punk and indie covers, will be performing on the Saturday.

Their high energy performances include early punk sounds of The Jam, The Only Ones, The Buzzcocks, The Smiths and The Cure to more recent tracks from the likes of the Libertines and White Stripes.

The main act on Friday will be four-piece Leek band The Downloads, with support acts, who play a mix of original material and covers with the common denominator of being up-tempo rock and pop songs.

The covers include numbers from a wide variety of artists such as Dr Feelgood, Blondie, Thin Lizzy, Texas, Kings of Leon, The Jam, AC/DC and Dusty Springfield to name but a few.

The band comprises of Lisa Dimelow on vocals, Andy Bailey on guitar and vocals, Pete Johnston on bass and Ian Barker on drums.

Having played with other outfits previously, the band has played together in this ensemble for the last couple of years. Their regular gigs have included spots at this summer’s Wilkestonbury festival in Leek and at the recent Wozfest in Stanley. Two of their own songs, Better Days and Ciceley, can be sampled on their Facebook and MySpace pages at http://www.myspace.com/downloads2012 Also set to take to the stage on Saturday will be Dirty Rotters, which is one half of Doveridge band Judge Fudge, and Derby-based four-piece Hearts of Oak, who are inspired by the likes of Mumford and Sons and Two Door Cinema Club.

Ten popular beers will be available as usual throughout the event with food including pork baps with stuffing and apple sauce.

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