Stramash – from the Scots: n. 1. An uproar, commotion, hubbub, disturbance, a broil, squabble, row.
2011 sees Edinburgh’s first International garage punk, beat and rock’n’roll four day festival held over the last weekend of July (Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st). This first Big Stramash aims to champion the very finest of today’s garage rock’n’roll artists and reintroduce at least one seminal musical force from the past.
Headliners The Poets play for first time since 1969, performing only material from their mid sixties act which gave them almost legendary status amongst freakbeat aficionados. They are joined by European Garage Festival regulars The Masonics, The Wildebeests, and The Higher State along with King Salami & The Cumberland 3 who play their first ever gig north of the border. Also of note are 90s cult, all girl band Sally Skull, who have reformed specially for the Big Stramash. Wigan’s The Shook-Ups, Liverpool’s Dr. Combover, London’s The Strip Chords along with Edinburgh’s own The Fnords and 13th Floor Elevators tribute band The Wrong Elevators complete the line up.
The gigs will take place at Henry’s Cellar Bar (8-12 Morrison Street, Edinburgh) and Studio 24 (Calton Road, Edinburgh). Tickets go on sale on 1 May are strictly limited. No prices available as yet.
The Big Stramash is Where The Action Is! See you there cats.