Countdown is on for this year’s Les-Fest

Les-Fest headliners...Bleed From Within
Les-Fest headliners...Bleed From Within

CLYDESDALE rock fans are gearing up for the heaviest weekend of the year as the third annual Les-Fest is just one month away.

The festival is on the move this year from Valley International Park to the tranquil surroundings of Wiston Lodge.

However, from June 27 to 29, the sounds of hard rock and thrash metal will fill the Upperward countryside as 1000 fans descend on Wiston.

Les-Fest organiser Dave Ritchie said: “The Wiston site is 53 acres so we are hopeful that we will be able to grow Les-Fest over the next few years.

“Wiston has the potential to have 5000 people there, plus an outdoor stage which will be huge for us. We will be looking to get that sorted for the 2015 festival.”

The three day festival will be headlined by Glasgow-based Bleed From Within, rising stars The Dirty Youth and English thrash metal group Savage Messiah.

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