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Those hard working music and arts loving folks over at Vunk Ventures are at it again. This time it's in the shape of Vunk Fest, a "non profit festival of rock music and art works inspired by music"

Taking place over the weekend of the 11th and 12th July, Vunk Fest will comprise two events "designed to allow people to interact with rock music and art works, as well as providing an opportunity to hear bands that have never before played in Shetland whilst supporting and highlighting the talents of some of our local musicians and artists."

The first event, a rock concert at Norscot Angling club (6pm to 1am), will feature bands covering a wide range of the rock spectrum including Glasgow's Attica Rage (the final gig of the European tour), Stolen Order from Inverness, Newcastle's A Thousand Lies, Dirty Ride from Orkney and a host of local Shetland bands including guitar/drum noise terrorists Poison Popcorn, perky pop punkers Hidden Agenda, wrestling loving El Pedro, drunk swagger punks Bacchus and the mighty Ten Tonne Dozer.

The second event, at the Pier head in Voe (12.30pm to 7pm), is a free exhibition of music related art works. Exhibitors from Orkney and Shetland include lithographer and graphic designer Jono Sandilands, photographer Tom O’Brien, image manipulator and distorter of realities Tirval Scott (Poison Popcorn with his other hat on) and photographer Karen Bruce. The exhibition will also features images captured during the previous evenings gig. Throughout the event there will be acoustic music by Shetland songstrel Jordan Ogg, Poison Popcorn and others from the previous night’s concert.

Tickets for the event are available from the Shetland Box Office, Islesburgh Community Centre - 01595 745 555

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