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Saturday 23th July 2011

Central Park, Westhoughton

2011 Line up

Evening Session: 4.30pm-9.30pm

£4: wristbands from The White Horse or The Cross Guns pubs

THE JADE ASSEMBLY

The Jade Assembly

The saying “can’t see the wood for the trees” resonates in the UK music scene. So many bands, so much attitude, so much history. How can you tell what is real and what is fake? Some bands succumb to the vacuum of the scene, absorbing themselves in the pomp and the glory of spin-doctors, always itching to be the next big thing. Some bands. The Jade Assembly are not one of those.

Emerging unscathed from the UK alternative underground music arena is a band that now display all the hallmarks of a new northern treasure. There is nothing fabricated or posed, just an inescapable force of conviction.

The band is built on the main point of difference, in John Foster (Foz), they have a true northern poet. A songwriter that places honesty above favour, a frontman who possesses an imposing sense of belief, not devoid of arrogance - but full of commitment. Everything counts. From the passion of Andy Watson (Watson) and Daniel Finch's (Finchy) rhythm section, to the cutting edge of Gareth Smedly's (Smedo's) guitar work, each Jade tune is an anthem waiting to be discovered.

Some people can’t see the wood for the trees, but if you don’t see The Jade Assembly - you’re missing the best bit of the forest.

LAST CHANCE

Last Chance

THE LAZY MAYBEES

The Lazy Maybees

Formed in May 2009 by Lee, Jim and Jules, Matt joined in October 2009. Have finally completed the album, 12 tracks recorded at Redbridge Studios with the help of Neil and Spike. Currently putting the final touches to the album cover and inserts. Minus Magazine says... watch this space.

DRIVEN OVERBOARD

Driven Overboard

NEW ANTIQUES

New Antiques

Upcoming Bolton/Manchester based band, playing and writing indie/rock music.

MORPHINE GHOST

Morphine Ghost

Morphine is bad for you... Morphine Ghost are not. Morphine Ghost are an up and coming band bringing life to the Manchester music scene with a blast of punk-fuelled rock laced with metal.

THE CHRIS EVANS COLLECTIVE

The Chris Evans Collective