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Return of Mods and Rockers festival

The popular Mods and Rockers festival is to make a return this year during Whitehead’s annual summer festival.

Based around the iconic 60s ‘Mod’ sub-culture, the free event at Whitehead shorefront will include live music and DJs along with hot food stalls and a hog roast barbecue.

An array of stalls and stands including a tattooist, vintage clothing and memorabilia will be available to browse, with a custom scooter and motorbike show and vintage car display.

A ride-out around the village will also take place as part of the festival.

Organiser Billy Anthony said: “Music wise we have an excellent line-up of bands and DJs playing live on the scenic shorefront car park.

“The bands playing are Jimmy Mack; Two Tone Revolver; Pretty Cartel; The Freedom 35s; Mean Bone; The Ruby Cortinas; The Booze Hounds; Echo Raptors and The Who’s to Know.

“There will be DJ sets from Belfast’s premier mod club Afterglow, Billy Anthony and Ireland’s number one rock n’ roll DJ, Rockin Gerry Robinson.

“This is the third year of Mods and Rockers and the event has been growing each year attracting people from all over Northern Ireland.

“It is a great day out, with great music from a selection of Northern Ireland’s best bands or just the sights and sounds of nostalgia.

“The after-party is held in Whitehead Community Centre from 9pm and this year we have pulled out all the stops and booked 60s legends Them, Van Morrison’s old band.

“Joining Them we have one of the UK’s best rock n’ roll bands, the Sabrejets, with support from Rockin Gerry Robinson. Entry to this event is £7 on the door and it has a fully licenced bar.”

The event will take place on Saturday, August 2 at Whitehead shorefront car park and runs from 12pm until 1am.

 

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