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Scouting for Girls to headline intimate festival

Terry Lane - Thursday 26.06.08, 09:28am

Platinum selling Scouting for Girls are to headline the most intimate end of summer festival, the Tuborg Hometown Festival…and it could be taking place down at your local O’Neill’s pub.

Tuborg Lager, in partnership with O’Neill’s, is launching a national promotion which will see one local O’Neill’s pub host The Tuborg Hometown Festival on the 14th of September. The festival could take place in any participating O’Neill’s pub from Aberdeen in the north of Scotland down to Bournemouth in the south of England. Over the next two months, each time a member of the public purchases a pint of Tuborg Lager from their local participating O’Neill’s pub, they cast a vote for their pub to win the festival. All votes will then be entered into the draw with the winning O’Neill’s pub determined in mid-August.

Following a bumper festival tour schedule, including stints at Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and T4 on the Beach, Scouting For Girls will wrap up the summer with the headlining slot at the Tuborg Hometown Festival, with support coming from singer songwriter Sam Isaac and south London four piece, The Rushes.  A further two support slots on the festival bill will be filled by regular O’Neill’s bands who will compete in local and regional heats, with the best acts battling it out at the national final at O’Neill’s in Muswell Hill on the 20th of August.

It has already been a fantastic year for the half-million selling chart-toppers Scouting for Girls, and Tuborg is delighted to have them headline the festival. Vocalist Roy Stride said: “Scouting For Girls love festivals and we love pubs too, so what could be a better event for us? We’re really looking forward to playing this intimate gig to a pub full of our fans.”

For Scouting for Girls, the chance to headline a festival that is guaranteed to be mud free is a real plus. Lead singer Roy Stride said: “As much as we love playing summer festivals, we love the intimacy of playing to our fans in small venues – and let’s be honest, we’ll have had our fill of mud and warm beer by the time the Tuborg Hometown Festival comes around!”

The winning O’Neill’s pub to host Scouting for Girls, Sam Isaac, The Rushes and home grown local support bands will be announced in August.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/oneills2008.

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