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Up and coming bands the focus at Dashwoodstock
A FREE one-day festival in Thamesmead will champion up and coming bands in south east London and Kent.
The third Dashwoodstock will be held at Dashwood Social Club in Limestone Walk from 4pm to 11pm on Saturday (September 14) and will encourage local acts to do something in an area where there are few outlets for their talent.
Among the local talent at Gravesend rockers Pressurehead, who are about to release their first album Excuse for Abuse, and south London grime-hip hop-grungsters The Fremen.
Dubbed ‘future stars’ by The Great Escape Festival, acoustic folksters Nixie in the Pond are also on the bill, as are New Cross and Blackheath indie band The Hotelles, Rochester’s McCrei, Diesel Drums, CoCo and the Butterfields and Ceri James.
Promoter The Baron, who is working alongside Dr Swing, said: "South East London and Kent has such a rich heritage of music history from David Bowie to Kate Bush, Billy Childish, Culture Club and The Rolling Stones to Nitin Sawhney.
"It lacks the glamour of East, West and North London scenes so very few people put anything on in the area and we feel that there should be an outlet for the current talent so we always try to keep most of the line up from the neighbouring areas."
For more information, search Dashwoodstock 2013 on Facebook.
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