D&G Bands To Perform Centre Stage At Carlisle Fringe Festival

Black Mango, Chasin’ the Train (Main Image), Rhythm in Shoes and Stoney Broke are all set to perform at the fringe festivals ‘Sunday Session’ event in the city centre

Local bands from Dumfries and Galloway have been scouted out by the team from Dumfries and Galloway What’s Going On (DGWGO), to perform at the new fringe festival in Carlisle.

The event will be presented across 7 hours of non-stop entertainment, right in the heart of the city centre on Sunday 20th August, and is completely free-to-view. All four bands will open the event, from 11am – 2pm and are being presented by DGWGO.

Emerging artists Black Mango, are due to cross the border to play at the event. The 5-piece band from Kirkcudbright, who recently formed last year, will be live from 1:15pm and have been described as reminiscent of the late 90’s guitar driven sounds with soaring melodies and foot stomping bangers.

Black Mango said:

‘’ We’re excited to play at the Fringe Festival this year.  It’s going to be our first gig in Carlisle, so we can’t wait to see how our music is received in a different setting. Should be a great show and we’re hoping it opens a few more doors for us. Dinny miss it!’’

Other Highlights include, Stoney Broke, a local Dumfries musician called Jake Scott, will be opening the event at 11am. Jake has been performing in Carlisle regularly, and has develop a strong audience with his inspired eclectic mix of soul and blues.


Chasin’ the Train, a five-piece rock/blues band from Dumfries and Rhythm in Shoes, known for classic and contemporary, who are from Stranraer, have also been invited to perform alongside five other musicians, including acclaimed blues musician Pam Taylor from the USA.

More information on live events at the festival can be found at www.carlislefringe.co.uk


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