Top acts for Rugby Music Festival

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Organisers have announced the two bill-topping acts for Rugby Music Festival on August 9.

Headlining will be Daventry band Dead Frequency, and preceding them on stage will be popular Rugby favourites White Men Can’t Funk.

The two bands will complete what is expected to be Rugby’s biggest ever free live music event.

This year the festival encompasses 24 acts and will take place over two stages at Whitehall Recreation Ground.

The event organisers have firmed up most of the bookings for the festival and will be making further announcement over the next few weeks.

Organiser David Head said: “Rugby Music Festival has grown from its first outing in 2011 when six bands played in Caldecott Park to a few hundred bewildered passers-by, to one of the Midlands’ largest gigs attracting thousands of people.

“Dead Frequency play a mixture of high-energy pop/punk and glam-influenced rock.

“The band cite influences ranging from Green Day to Van Halen with ‘a bit of The Darkness thrown in for good measure’. This will be their first appearance at the festival.”

White Men Can’t Funk, who specialise in unusual cover versions of classic songs, are playing for the third year running.

Rugby Music Festival is free to enter, no tickets are needed and people can just turn up on the day, though as in previous years a bucket collection and programme sales will take place to support several charities.

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