Any promising acts to join Jetpacks?

We Were Promised Jetpacks and Frightened Rabbit feature in Crank It Up this June
We Were Promised Jetpacks and Frightened Rabbit feature in Crank It Up this June
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Tweedlove is looking for a local act to support Crank It Up headliners We Were Promised Jetpacks at their Burgh Hall gig on Saturday, June 2.

Crank It Up featured Scottish indie favourites Frightened Rabbit (picture, top of page) in the same Peebles venue last year, but have secured the Selkirk band’s former labelmates and one of country’s most promising indie rock acts for 2012’s festivities.

Currently touring the US where they have built up a strong following, We Were Promised Jetpacks’ recent album, In The Pit of the Stomach, was named record of the year by a Scottish national Sunday newspaper in 2011.

With thunderous live performances, it was no surprise that they landed the Best Live Act award at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in March.

As well as the headliners, Crank It Up will feature a DJ set from Frightened Rabbit, but to top off what is expected to be a highlight in the Borders live music calendar, the organisers are looking for some local talent to support the big names on stage.

Tweedlove Bike Festival director Neil Dalgleish said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a local act to play alongside two of Scotland’s best bands.

“We know there are a lot of talented musicians in the area and we’d love to find the right act to play here .”

Local acts are invited to send details and/or demo material and/or links to recordings to info@tweedlove.com before May 1.

Tickets can be bought for Crank It Up at tweedlove.com