Stage set for carnival gig

Long in the Tooth
Long in the Tooth

FIVE bands will be performing to the masses at this year’s open-air carnival day music concert in Buxton.

Long in the Tooth, The Stand, Rock Bottom, Aimless and The Scavengers will grace the stage at the free ‘Concert in the Crescent’, which will be held at the Crescent from 5pm on Saturday July 16. An established part of the town’s carnival day proceedings, the concert’s popularity grows each year. All the bands will be giving their time and performances for free to support Buxton Wells Dressing and the local community.

Getting the concert underway at 5pm will be the return of Long In The Tooth, with their renowned powerful and passionate performance of rock classics, followed by Buxton four-piece The Stand, who started out playing covers but have now added their own material to their sets. A regular at Manchester venues, and having recently performed at the Cavern in Liverpool, The Stand have also released a single on iTunes and just finished recording their first album.

The third act on stage will be the good-time rockers Rock Bottom, performing anything from Jimmy Hendrix to ZZ Top with a smattering of good old rock ‘n’ roll in between.

Young Buxton-based five-piece band Aimless will be next up, playing a varied set of modern pop and rock which encompasses artists such as Paloma Faith, Nickelback, You Me At 6 and Paolo Nutini, along with some of their own material.

Closing out the concert will be The Scavengers, who are renowned for their strange costumes. Last year it was sharks and badgers, who knows what this year will bring?