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Arts / An ‘awesome mix of local music’ on offer this weekend at two-day event

SCALLOWAY and Trondra will be ringing with the sound of music this weekend as two ‘Oinkfest’ gigs take place – showcasing a range of local music whilst raising money for charity too.

The somewhat unusual name harks back to the outdoor Pigstock event Dave Kok usually puts on at the Outpost in Burra, which plays host to pigs, as well as other more exotic animals.

Dave Kok is organising Oinkfest – as well as performing at it too. Photo: Steven Johnson

Instead this year Kok is putting on two nights of live music at venues in Scalloway and Trondra – with Oinkfest keeping the swine theme alive.

The rockier part one will take place at the Scalloway Legion tonight (Friday) from 6.30pm, and on the bill will be Ten Tonne Dozer, Quantana, Shetland Power Tools, 8 Ball Jacuzzi and Khmer Rouge.

Part two will bring live music to the Trondra Hall from 4pm, with bands and DJs joined by other activities like a raffle, face painting, an eating competition and visits from burger and ice cream vans.

On the line-up will be Zumba Crisis, Vagabond, Fully Licensed, Just Another Cake Fridge, Shetland Power Tools, Zdenka, DeLorean, The Fiction and DJ Lyall.

Allowing youngsters to sample some live music, both events are open to all ages.

The events, presented by the Outpost, will raise money for SOFT UK – a charity which provides support and information to all those who are affected by Patau’s syndrome or Edwards’ syndrome and their related disorders.

Kok said the two events is “all for a great charity and support group” – with family-friendly gigs and an “awesome mix of local music”.

Entry on the door at both events will be £10 for adults and a fiver for bairns.

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