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The Inaugural Franklin Fest Draws Closer

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With less than two weeks to go can you really afford to miss out on the greatest garage, beat ‘n’ roll event ever staged north of Newcastle? Over July 2 – 4 the cream of the UK scene will gather in Edinburgh across three venues for an unrivaled weekend of lo-fi trash & Sixties-related punk raucousness.

Along with the previously announced opening night at The Safari Lounge and the two subsequent nights at the Franklin Cricket Club the Saturday afternoon now features a free show from The Bucky Rage and The Reverse Cowgirls in The Parlour a stone’s throw from the main venue.

Tickets can still (just) be obtained here and here. Whilst walk-ins may still be possible on the Friday and Saturday nights you don’t want to risk missing out do you?

The running order for the event is shown below & you can listen here for a taster of the weekender:-  

Thursday evening, The Safari Lounge: (free entry with weekend ticket, £5 on door)
The Creeping Ivies
Logan's Close
The Phlegm

Friday evening, Leith FAB Cricket Club
Lord Rochester
Sally Skull
The Masonics
The Thanes

Saturday afternoon, The Parlour Bar (free entry)
The Bucky Rage
The Reverse Cowgirls

Saturday evening, Leith FAB Cricket Club
The Ferriday Fireballs
The Baron Four
The Wildebeests
Hipbone Slim
The Shook-ups


The Sun's Out - Get Into A Field And Dance

  • Published in Live


Festivals, whether indoors, outdoors or a mix of both continue to be a growth industry and something we here at Musos’ Guide aim to bring you wide ranging coverage of both in the UK and further afield.

So far in 2015 we’ve tweeted and reported back from Live At Leeds, Cosmic Trip in Bourges & Primavera in Barcelona and in the coming weeks and months expect to be doing the same from Edinburgh’s Franklin Fest, Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival, Liverpool’s Psychfest & Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? to name just a few.

The USA is no doubt a world leader in the development & expansion of the festival as an interaction between fans & the bands they love. Whilst our size has so far limited us to one in-person series of pieces on the 2014 South By So What? festival in Texas the embedded infographic in the Media section at the foot of this page gives you an idea of the scale of things on the other side of the Atlantic and may possibly inspire you to hit the road to catch more than one European event over this Summer.

Many thanks to Max Reich at Rukkus for taking the time to send us the image.


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