Sound Festival set to make a big noise

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THE Sound Festival returns for 2011 with a new look, and TheSouthern has three pairs of tickets to give away.

A total of 13 acts will perform at this year’s event, including top tribute band Kazabian and Scotland’s best Lady Gaga tribute performer.

The Braw Lads’ Day event claims to have music for all tastes and entertainment for all ages.

Organiser Steve Cass said: “Sound Festival will be the party of the summer in our new location in Scott Park in the centre of Galashiels. “A family of five can get in for only £30 as kids under 14 get in free. We are catering for young and old with the music, with classic live hits from the 1980s with Angie and the Stray Tones and This R2 Tone.

“Then there is a more modern feel with headliners Kazabian and not forgetting Scotland’s answer to Lady Gaga.”

Steve will be spinning the decks in the dance tent with Neil Rankin, Rockness Festival DJ of 2010.

Other bands in the line-up include Berwick’s the Joe Mangels, who proved a hit at last year’s Rock at the Racecourse in Kelso.

The Fat Lips and local acts Angus Gunn and Maddie Dow will also perform, as will Justin Wilson and Ryzo in the dance tent.

Steve added: “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.”

Sound Festival is on Saturday, July 2, and tickets are £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.

To win a pair of tickets to Sound Festival 2011, answer this question:

Which park is the new location for Sound Festival?

Answers, along with your name, age, address, and telephone number, should be emailed to or by post to Sound Festival Competition, The Southern Reporter, The Hermitage, Selkirk, TD7 4DA by Thursday, May 5. Usual Southern rules apply.