Selkirk bands preparing to Pitch in

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A NIGHT on the Pitch will return to Selkirk next month after a four-year absence.

The live music event was a success when first staged at Selkirk Rugby Club, attracting a crowd of about 1,500.

This year two Selkirk bands return home: the Darien Venture, pictured, top of page, and Immigrant Wagon.

Currently based between Ayr and Glasgow, Souters Liam Rutherford and Jonny Beveridge make up one-half of the Darien Venture, having previously been in metal band Kreeper. They are releasing an album, while preparing for their first appearance together in Selkirk.

A spokesman for A Night on the Pitch 2 said: “They excel in loud, triumphant anthems, mixing head-splitting heaviness with ambitious harmonies, and are putting the finishing touches to some new recordings.”

Originally from Selkirk and currently based in Glasgow, Immigrant Wagon have been self-producing tracks between cutting their teeth on the city’s vibrant live scene.

Galashiels covers band Crevis Inspection will perform classics to get the crowd warmed up.

Tickets will cost £6 for the event on Friday, May 11, and will be available shortly from newsagents in Selkirk.