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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Punks hoping to upstage G8 leaders this weekend

The BBA Taking Control festival is taking place in Bangor on Saturday
The BBA Taking Control festival is taking place in Bangor on Saturday

It's not just the world's eight most powerful men and women set to land in Northern Ireland this week as Bangor gets set to welcome its very own American guests at the second annual punk event.

While there's been a lot of fuss and talk about an American invasion of Fermanagh, the Co Down seaside town will welcome Greek-American band the Barb Wire Dolls among a host of others at the BBA (Bangor Barmy Army) Taking Control festival.

The all-day festival at the Marine Court Hotel is set to feature 16 local, national and international punk bands taking the stage from midday onwards.

The lineup includes London punk legends 999, founded by singer and guitarist Nick Cash and Guy Days.

The bill also includes local favourites the Outcasts and the Defects.

Also playing are the Lurkers, Charred Hearts, Not The Only Clown In The Village as well as a host of local acts.

Tickets for the event cost £25 for the day and are available at the door.

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