March 13, 2012 10.55 am This story is over 117 months old

Party band prepares to rock Lincolnshire

Festival frolic: A Lincolnshire act talk to The Lincolnite about playing live shows and their upcoming local festival.

Party-rock band StereoEpic is promising a seriously high energy show in Gainsborough this Friday as part of a county festival.

Packing the youthful exuberance of early Green Day, with added British punk attitude, the band has been gathering momentum since forming in 2009.

While recently working on the debut album, bassist Martin Rice says he’s excited at the prospect of being onstage again as part of the All About Records festival.

“We look forward to playing every show, but this is going to be a little bit more special as we’re showcasing some new tracks from the album,” he said.

The festival, hosted by the band’s label All About Records, should be a great boost for the town’s local bands, as Rice explains.

“Gainsborough has a lot of unsigned but very talented bands and there’s not really anywhere purpose-built for us to play. Most venues are hired out and all the big gigs happen in Lincoln, Sheffield and Doncaster.”

That’s not to say there’s a lack of enthusiasm for local music. “We’ve done tours with other bands on our label All About Records before and Gainsborough always get the best reception. There’s always a crowd in,” he added.

The band is set to rock the first day of the festival, which takes place on March 16 and 17 at The Liberal Club. Martin is keen to mention some of the other great bands set to take the stage over the two days.

They Say Fall are from here too, and they always put on a killer show. There’s some real out-of-town talent like Goodbye Sky Harbour and Jet Pack playing as well.”

For anyone venturing along to the event, Martin’s promising a good time during his band’s energetic set. “There’s a lot of jumping around! It’s a very high-energy set, and we get people on stage to sign and dance with us.”

Join the party from 5pm at The Liberal Club on Ropery Road, Gainsborough on Friday, and from 2pm on Saturday. Entry is £7 per day, or £10 for a weekend ticket.

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