Clarence 2012: A Week To Go!

We’re just a week away from Clarence Park Music Festival 2012 when we’ll see 18 bands take to 2 stages over the course of a weekend, and it’s all free! The t-shirts are on their way, the programmes are done, the site is being prepared, and we thought we’d give you a quick rundown of your weekend…

We start at midday on Saturday 28th July with local rockers Red Riding Quartet on the Bandstand Stage, followed by bluesmen The Blind Dead McJones Band. At 1:30pm prepare to be earwormed a lot by The Jar Family (especially Poolie Strut), then we’re back at The Hop Stage with urban hoedown beatbox footstomper Scott Anthony Wainwright. We’ve had a lot of comments that we’ve ignored the metalheads in recent years so prepare to mosh to Hamerex who are hitting the Bandstand Stage at 2:55pm and recover with some prog riffs and melodic vocals when By Polaroid join us on The Hop Stage at 3:50pm. The Brompton Mix are at 4:45pm on the Bandstand Stage and Blink-182-esque poppunk comes from More Than You’ll Ever Know at 5:40pm on The Hop Stage. Finishing off are our Saturday headliners Freedom Of The City who take to the Bandstand Stage at 6:35pm to bring you some proper good pint-in-the-air-chorus Manchester Indie.

Sunday 29th July kicks off with The Incredible Magpie Band bringing 60s-influenced rock reminiscent of early Beatles, Stones, Kinks, and latterly The La’s. Bring on the alt-country at 12:45pm when Jery At Controls hit the stage, and blow out the cobwebs with local metal band MBT who have a very good following and will rock yer socks off chiffon prom dresses at 1:30pm. Pegging Leaves bring a bittersweet chillout to The Hop Stage at 2:10pm but be prepared for Mummy Short Arms who frankly are a bunch of nutters from Glasgow who bring a really good but unique rock sound – that’s on the Bandstand Stage at 2:55pm. Boomin’ join us at 3:50pm, followed by The Soul Circle Gang for some laid-back relaxed funk, soul, reggae and Afro-beat on the Bandstand Stage at 4:45pm. Finally, Benjamin Bloom brings big choruses, pomp and circumstance and epic songs to The Hop Stage at 5:40pm before we finish with Benson who are so damn energetic that you’ll be exhausted just watching them – proper bangin’ indie-ska brass at 6:35pm. High quality cheap wedding dresses for sale.

So there you go. Sounds good? Thought so! Both stages are wired up to the big sound system so even if you don’t want to come down the hill you’ll still be able to hear what’s going on… but while you’re in The Hop beer tent you might as well sample some of the light and hoppy Clarence 21 Anniversary Ale which is exclusive to this event – it’d be rude not to, right? If you want to find out more (including dresses for prom info) then click here for the main Clarence 21 page.

Finally, if you can print out some posters and stick them up in your local shop or at work, please do so – you can click here to download an A4 PDF to print out. Spread the word – Clarence 21 is here. Booya!

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