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Musofest Makes Sure That Rock'n'roll Will Never Die

Musofest Makes Sure That Rock'n'roll Will Never Die



Who: Sleight of Hand, High Stakes, This Shotgun Kiss, Once Were Tadpoles, Jinn, Cadencen and Bunson
What: Musofest
Where: Marquis O'Lorne Hotel
When: Saturday March 12, 2005

NEWCASTLE'S hardest rocking bands will come together under one roof for the sixth annual Musofest this weekend.

From its humble beginnings at West Wallsend's Museum Hotel in 1999, Musofest has remained a staple on the city's live calendar.

Over the years it has supported the region's own original music collective as well as brought visiting guests such as former Cold Chisel star Ian Moss, The Brewster Brothers and Adelaide singer-songwriter Darren Conway to the stage.

Musofest returns this year with an all-local line-up in the recently unveiled House of Steel at the Marquis O'Lorne Hotel at Lambton on Saturday.

Under the banner ``rock'n'roll will never die'', Musofest boasts a huge array of rock acts including promising young act Daylight Robbery, who won last year's Youth Rock competition, fellow former Youth Rock winners Solver and The Hazy Janes, formerly known as Tone Orange. It will be a chance for Sleight of Hand to prove itself on stage after being named Best Live Act in Uturn Streetpress's 2004 readers' poll.

Formed in 1999, the four-piece has been a constant on Newcastle's live circuit ever since and has cut its teeth sharing the stage with well-recognised acts such as Bodyjar, Cog, Sunk Loto and Epicure. Sleight of Hand recently entered the rehearsal room after the break to dust off the cobwebs to get ready for its upcoming shows.

The band has also been working on pre-production for an upcoming release.

Punters should expect a festival-style atmosphere with food stalls and merchandise on sale.

Other acts include High Stakes, This Shotgun Kiss, Once Were Tadpoles, Jinn, Cadencen and Bunson. Advance tickets from www.spellboundmusic.net or at the door for $10.



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