Music Focus: ‘Monsters’ gear up for metal gig

Gargantuan, who will perform at the Monsters of Rot festival

Gargantuan, who will perform at the Monsters of Rot festival

IF YOU LIKE your music heavy, hard-hitting and loud – then this is the event for you.

Now in its third year ‘Monsters of Rot’ takes place on August 24 in Enniskillen

Bands both locally, and from further afield have signed up for the event which is being held at the Halfway Inn, Letterbreen.

The day kicks off from 1.15pm with Claim to Blame, while the last band, Dichotomy, is followed by a ‘metal’ DJ. Also included are: On Pain of Death, Subordinate and Rex Shachath. Over ten acts will perform.
“Monsters of Rot has always been about underground music and having craic,” event organiser, Aidan Reihill, told Music Focus.

“It’s a great opportunity for bands and punters to reach audiences and experience music they’ve never heard before. This year sees a change of venue from The Blaney Spa Centre, where it was held on the previous two occasions, to The Halfway Inn, Letterbreen.”

He went on: “We’ve got a killer line-up of local, national and international bands, ranging from heavy rock, to punk, crust, grindcore, and metal. Tickets are available at the event, and will cost £10, which gets you entrance to the festival and the campsite.”

The festival had been organised the previous two years by John Bald, and Anna.

“This is now the third year that the festival is running, and as an underground music festival, it’s not going to pull the same crowd numbers as Glastonbury, but that’s the way we like it. It’s the type of festival where you’re likely to bump into nearly everyone at it, and then stand waffling to them all night afterwards.”

The event will be held inside a marquee, and will have both a bar and barbecue. Camping and toilet facilities will also be available.

Tickets cost £10. Google Monsters of Rot, or find the event on Facebook for more details.

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