Our Back Yard festival to support Action Cancer

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Our Back Yard music festival is fast approaching, with just over two weeks until a host of bands and musicians take to the stage for the Gilford event.

It takes place on Saturday, August 23 from 3pm to 10pm.

The concert is in aid of Action Cancer who supply a much needed preventative screening service to the local communities in Northern Ireland. To that end if the event raises its target of £5,000 this will allow Action Cancer to offer an additional 62 breast screening appointments, 200 MOT health checks, 142 counselling or complementary therapy sessions to people in your local community who are affected by cancer.

The concert is being held at a private location just outside Gilford and is easy to find from all access points. The organisers are urging festival goers to get their tickets before the event as we are licenced for 500 and don’t want to turn anyone away on the day.

Festival goers will enjoy great music from six artists including Gypsy’s Wish, The Hardchargers, No Oil Paintings, Wookalily, Soul Truth and Gary Bradley.

To listen to a sample of some of the bands go to Facebook.com/ourbackyardfestival.

Gates will be open from 2pm giving plenty of time to get refreshments from the bar and food stall by doing this the two companies will be supporting the bands on the day.

Please purchase your tickets from the various outlets such as Gilford Inn, Action Cancer Shop, Lurgan, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Matchetts Classical Music Shop, Belfast and www.bluecheez.co.uk tickets are only £15 - incredible value for such a line-up in lovely surroundings.

There are parking facilities and cars can be left overnight for £3 charge and taxis have been alerted to ensure safe travel home.

The organisers are hoping to make this annual event and maybe increase in size.

but that will be up to you guys! Looking forward to meeting you on the day for some mighty craic bringing summer holidays to a close.

For more details go to www.facebook.com/ourbackyardfestival or on Twitter follow @OBYfestival.