New venue, cheaper tickets for Sound Festival

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SOUND Festival returns with 13 acts performing in this year’s new venue of Scott Park, Galashiels.

Top tribute bands for Kasabian and Lady Gaga will headline the main stage, while festival organiser Steve Cass will spin the decks in the dance tent with Neil Rankin, Rockness Festival DJ of 2010.

The Braw Lads Day event at Netherdale was pulled at the last minute last year because of poor ticket sales, but a new venue and cheaper admission price means this year looks set to be a hit with Gala Day revellers.

Cass said: “We were dis-appointed last year, especially for all those people who had purchased tickets.

“It is very tough times for everyone due to the current economic climate, so we have taken this into consideration and reduced ticket prices by £5.

“We are delighted to be holding the festival at Scott Park. It is the perfect location as it’s bang in the centre of town, and after the Braw Lads proceedings finish at midday, people will only have to walk a matter of yards to the festival site.”

Other bands on the line-up include ska group This R2 Tone from Edinburgh, Berwick’s The Joe Mangels, who proved a hit at last year’s Rock at the Racecourse, The Fat Lips and local acts Angie and the Stray Tones, Angus Gunn and Maddie Dow.

The dance tent will see Justin Wilson and Ryzo perform, while Paul Turner will turn Scott Park back in time with tunes from the 1980s.

Sound Festival takes place on Saturday, July 2 and tickets are priced at £15 in advance from, Guess What? and Soul in Galashiels, Selkirk Deli, Beanscene in Hawick, Brown Newsagents in Kelso and Hawick’s PFL Audio. Children under 14 get in for free.