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Massive alternative Morbid Mash Up 2013, hits Bridgwater
1:02pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in What's On
MORBID Mash Up Festival 2013 hits Bridgwater for the biggest alternative music event the town has ever known on August 31.
More than 25 of Britain’s best, current unconventional bands will play Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club’s stages.
It’s a real homecoming for Bridgy boy Tom Yeo, Morbid Mash Up organiser, music promoter, and lead guitarist for Bridgwater-born pop rock group, Run From Robots.
The 22 year-old returns with an impassioned bid to shake up Bridgwater’s ‘scene’.
“There’s always been a small music scene here,” he says.
“Going to gigs when I was 14 or 15 would be the thing everyone did – when I was at school it was a massive deal when bands were playing in town.
“For the size of the town it’s ridiculous the amount of talent and great musicians there are.
And the rugby club is the exact same venue I would go to when I was 15.”
At 16 he cut his promoter’s teeth in a big way, by working on the Scissor Sisters’ show.
Many Morbid Mash Up bands Tom “knows personally”. He sees his quest of bringing outside talent to the attention of Bridgwater’s music scene as vital for inspiring the town’s next new music generation.
“Left-field” rock band, Rolo Tomassi, are Morbid Mash Up’s main headliners, complimented by Brighton punks Gnarwolves who played Reading and Leeds festivals this year.
At a glance, ticket holders can also check out Attention Thieves, The Afterparty, Bastions, Goodtime Boys, and Scholars, along with the “really energetic” Run From Robots themselves.
“We’re starting quite small this year, but if everything goes well there’s definitely scope to expand – we’ve got two huge rugby pitches!” says Tom.
Gates open from 11am-11.30pm on August 31. Tickets are £9 from Bridgwater’s West Quay Records and Blackcat Records in Taunton.