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Following on from ToonFest 2013 where over £5,800 was raised for local good causes, ToonFest is back for 2014 – bigger, bolder and louder than before. ToonFest is a celebration of the best Arbroath and Angus has to offer in and every penny raised by the event is given back to the community it came from. Arbroath Round Table are your event organisers and we have a good pedigree of events starting off with a simple beer festival, progressing into barn dances with Barnfest out in the country and now bringing it back into the ‘toon hence last years name change to ToonFest. It’s a great event and with a musical line up that includes Yasmin Worrall, Smokehouse and The Declaration Band – you don’t want to miss it!!!
Arbroath’s ToonFest 2014 will have Scotland’s best soul and blues covers band there is when our very own The Declaration Band takes to the stage to headline the evening session on Saturday 17th May.
Playing a 3 hour set in the evening, The Declaration Band will ensure the party really cranks up more gears than a Fast and Furious movie!
Frontman Ben Dunn has more Soul than a Japanese fish market and is ably assisted by Shannon Jamieson on the bongos, Ewan Gordon on the recorder, Howard Cargill on the kazoo, John ‘The Kid’ on the ukelele and Jonny Gordon on his Banjo.
The Declaration Band do a fantastic version of Nightboat to Cairo by Madness. In a dancing frenzy this particular Tabler danced so hard he took out Howard on the trumpet mid-song. Lead singer Ben picked me up, dusted me off and joined in!!!
The Declaration Band are worth the ticket price alone but we also have two other fantastic acts in support with Yasmin Worrall opening the show and The Bygones in the middle of a tasty musical sandwich.
Since arriving on the gigging scene in April 2011 they have stunned audiences everywhere they go. They are a 6 piece band combining their passion for authentic live quality with a stage performance that never fails to have the whole place jumping.
Formed in 2011, local 5-piece Arbroath band, “Smokehouse”, perform a variety of Rock & Blues that will take you back to the 70’s forward. The band cover a wealth of favourites from bands including ZZ Top, Free, Rolling Stones, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Gerry Rafferty, Dire Straits, REM, Kings of Leon, The Killers, etc. The band recently welcomed lead vocalist Stuart Cargill to their lineup that also includes Benny Crawford (Drums), Colin & Jim Crabb (Lead & Rhythm Guitars) and Allan Watson (Bass Guitar).
Arbroath Round Table are delighted to announce the opening act for ToonFest 2014 as The Bygones. Claire Nicol has a voice so powerful it could stop a comet from hitting the Earth and Lewis Jenkins brings the songs to life with his finger skills on the acoustic guitar to be the perfect compliment to Claire. An Act not to be missed.
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12.45 Doors Open
William Hill FA Cup Final on Large Screen
17:30 Close (unless extra time)
19:30 Doors Open
The Declaration Band
Last year we brought you 10 lagers from around the world in our first World Lager Festival. By popular demand, the international lagers shall return including quite possibly the finest lagers ever tasted by man!!! As soon as we have confirmed our stocks, we’ll announce them.
With over 1,200 bottles of lager sold last year we certainly quenched the thirst of a lot of men and some incredibly hardy women that could give any Tabler a run for their money in the scooping department!! There is more to life than a than a bottle of Bud, MGD or a pint of Tennants – the boys of Arbroath Round Table will help you discover the true ‘joy of lager’.
For those not into the lager though, don’t fret – there is a full bar available with a range of spirits and beers to keep your whistle whetted!
Saturday Afternoon Free (ticket only)
Saturday Evening £10 (+50p per ticket P&P if purchased online)
Tickets are now on sale from Specsavers, Abbeygate, Arbroath or via our online shop. Just click the link to purchase.
Online purchases are subject to a 50p per ticket charge to cover postage & packing and credit card fee.
Once the transaction is completed we’ll get your tickets to you for the hottest event in town!!!
Any disabled persons should contact us using the ‘contact us’ section of website and we can make suitable arrangements.
The event is strictly for over 18s only
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