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A MUSIC festival which raises money for Grantham Hospice and Cancer Research will take place at Knipton Cricket Ground on July 14 for the fourth year running.

Knipfest is organised by the Rawhide Riders, who hope that the concert will take their total fund-raising over £70,000.

The concert, which will run from 6pm until 12am, will feature Crazy Ape, March to the Grave, The System, The Kavaliers, The Name of the Game and Tom Swingler.

Organiser Phil Noon, from the Rawhide Riders, said they have improved the facilities for this year’s gig with more food stalls available on site.

There is also the option to camp overnight for a fee of £5.

Tickets, which include a hog roast, cost £15 with all proceeds going to the charities. For more information or to book tickets go to www.knipfest.co.uk

CD REVIEW

All The Young – Welcome Home

With the charts dominated by pop and RnB acts there is a calling for new guitar bands to emerge. All The Young are trying to answer that call.

Forming a traditional four-piece (vocals/guitar/bass/drums), the lads from Stoke have just released their début album - Welcome Home.

Packed full of guitars and uplifting themes of chasing dreams, the album is an easy listen. Not too heavy with some catchy lyrics, All The Young create a sound reminiscent of early nineties Britpop.

New Education, for me, is the stand-out track which looks at the realities of chasing success.

That said, the album still lacks a blow-you-away song. I feel the band will have to be even bolder if they are to share the success of their Britpop counterparts.

For an opening effort, though, Welcome Home is well worth a listen and available at £4.99 from iTunes, it is a must-buy for lovers of guitar bands.

Review by Michael Hallam