Bands ready to rock marathon free festival

Home-grown talent: Kerplunk
Home-grown talent: Kerplunk
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OVER 20 bands will hit the stage in Chesterfield this weekend, as part of free music festival, Skintfest.

Organised by Rookie League guitarist/gig/event planner Sam Hague, it aims to highlight some of the area’s burgeoning musical talent.

The event takes place on Friday, April 6, and on Sunday, April 8, at The Crooked Spire pub in Chesterfield.

Over 20 bands, ranging from hardcore rock to indie bands, will grace the stage - aiming to offer something for everyone.

Sam created Skintfest as he noticed a lack of venues and enthusiasm within the local music scene, so for Skintfest’s second birthday he’s going to change it all.

Now audience members under 18 years of age are allowed up until 8pm, and the line-up is impresive.

Fine Young Firecrackers, and Maycomb will headline on Friday, while Violet and About A Plane Crash take care of business on Sunday.

Starting from noon, other bands such as Take The Seven, Band of The Year runners-up A Dishonest Truth and A Season Of Secrets are all part of the Easter proceedings.

If you’re not spending over £200 to watch The Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and Kasabian at Leeds and Reading this year, get to Skintfest, Chesterfield’s free answer to festivals!