Les-Fest Announce Six New Bands

Award winning festival Les-Fest (Scotlands only Rock and Metal festival) are pleased to announce another six bands for the festival which is being held at its new location, Wiston Lodge near Lanark at the end of June, including the Sunday headliner for the acoustic stage.

Irish Power Trio led by former Mama’s Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist and singer/songwriter Pat McManus and his Band are set to headline the acoustic stage on the Sunday night.

Les-Fest founder Dave Ritchie told us “I was always a big Mama’s Boys and Pat fan, but this came out of the blue, when one of our associates in London confirmed his availability. It was an opportunity not to be missed so we grabbed it with both hands, simply put he is unmissable”.

They will be joined on that stage by Glasgow based singer songwriter Black and White Boy, a breath of fresh air for the Glasgow music scene. Black and White Boy is actually twenty nine year old Ayrshire native Andrew Nicol who, with a little from his friends, plays acoustic/folk/pop which is heavily influenced by the likes of Neil Finn, Ryan Adams and Elliott Smith.

Another addition to the second stage bill is local band Static Rock – a quintet who met at a music course in a local college, and have since attempted to merge their music tastes together and aim to portray a modern take on classic rock.

Moving towards the Saturday Main Stage the Les-Fest organisers are pleased to announce London based When Our Time Comes will also play the festival this year. Formed in 2011, the band are a new and exciting five piece Metal band that combine polyrhythmic grooves of a progressive nature with brutal breakdowns of the metal-core movement. “This brings something a little different to the Saturday and reinforces our commitment to new exciting music” commented Dave Ritchie.

Coming closer to home, the festival organisers have also confirmed that Edinburgh based Dog Tired will also make an appearance on the Main Stage. As Dave explains, “if you like a bit of Pantera, Down or Slayer (then) these are the guys for you! They have a tough, relevant and very modern sound”.

The final band in this announcement are Glasgow based What’s The Damage?! Commented Dave, “This was a band that impressed us at one of last years showcase gigs, so really pleased to add them to the bill and to show our continued support for awesome, local, quality music”

With nearly fifty bands booked and the new site looking to make Les-Fest bigger and better in it’s third year, there’s lots to look forward to so if you don’t have your tickets, you’d better move fast. A very limited number of Day Tickets will be made available a few weeks prior to the event but the organisers recommend you buy a full weekend ticket or weekend with camping to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available now and selling quickly from http://www.les-fest.co.uk

Full confirmed line up (to date):
Main Stage: 

Bacchus Baracus
Bad Touch
Bleed From Within
Crash Mansion
Cypher 16
Deadly Circus Fire
Defy All Reason
Demonic Resurrection
Dog Tired
Exit State
Fallen Fate
Falling Red
House of X
Mask of Judas
Massive Wagons
Reign of Fury
Savage Messiah
Spill 16
The Burning Crows
The Dirty Youth
Vantage Point
Voodoo Vegas
What’s The Damage?!
When Our Time Comes
The Wild Lies

Cackblabbath.com Stage
Bad Touch
Black and White Boy
Exit State
Pat McManus Band
Static Rock
Steel Threads

Les-Fest Online:
Official Website: http://www.les-fest.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LesFest


Les-Fest Announce The New Location

wiston lodge

Award winning festival Les-Fest, Scotland’s only Rock and Metal festival), were forced to move venues earlier this year after the original venue became unavailable. The organisers are very pleased to announce the new venue for the 2014 as Wiston Lodge near Lanark.

Organiser Dave Ritchie commented: “Partly through circumstances and more through necessity we found it desirable to move venues for 2014. We believe we have found a magnificent place within the grounds of Wiston Lodge, Lanark”

Wiston Lodge itself is a former Victorian Hunting Lodge built in the 1850s. Located near Lanark, it’s less than an hour from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Carlisle and only 10 minutes from the M74, motorway it is the ideal location and easily accessible by car and public transport.

Dave continues, “With the lodge and the grounds we have room for future expansion and we can offer a far greater festival experience, with improved camping, Tipi camping, wooden cabins and a boating lake amongst other things. However we also want people to be aware of their location and we know from previous festivals that everyone will respect the surroundings and buy into the philosophy of the new venue.”

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“As a registered charity, Wiston Lodge is a place where guests are able to develop personal, social and work skills. A world where people have the opportunities and support they need to grow positive, sustainable futures. Programmes are particularly tailored to children and young people, vulnerable adults, and to the staff of the organisations that support them”

“The staff at Wiston work hard to provide everyone with a friendly welcome and a safe, comfortable stay. This sits really well with the ethos of Les-Fest to support local needs, to build good community relationships and particularly now with our support for the Teenage Cancer Trust, to support youth based charities. ”

wiston lodge
Full details of the new location and venue are available now on the Les-Fest website.

A new band announcement will be made on Friday 28th February at 6:00pm

Les-Fest Online:
Official Website: http://www.les-fest.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LesFest