Sound the siren as 15 acts ready to rock ten-hour fundraising festival
Atotal of 15 acts will be taking part this Saturday in North Lincolnshire's biggest rock line-up this year.
The Siren Sounds Festival will last for ten hours on two floors at the Old Mill pub-restaurant at Barton, starting at 2pm. And it is being held to raise cash for good causes.
Organiser Tom Darwood said: "Tickets at £2 a time are selling well and we expect a full house. All the acts have given services free of charge to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support. There are some brilliant musicians being showcased at the Siren Sounds Festival, which has blossomed from our monthly music club at The Old Mill. The club has been running successfully for the past 15 months and there's always a great atmosphere and great music, so this should be no different.
"Saturday also will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to support two worthy charities, as well as finding out about the abundance of unsigned talent we have in the region."
Tom, 27, who played with 2007 Scunthorpe Rock Open winning band Smile Poltergeist, said there were few opportunities for original artists to get their music heard.
And he said he hoped Saturday's festival would be the first of many.
He said: "I am passionate about creativity, so the intention behind this is to give musicians the opportunity to play to a good number of people, get their music heard, network with other bands, and also put Barton on the map."
Little Switzerland will be on the main stage at 9pm, followed an hour later by Scunthorpe's own 3Hour Week.