The County Weekender featuring Anavae

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At the end of Week 9, County College is to host the biggest weekend of live music Lancaster University will have seen in recent years. As well as Campus Festival on the Saturday, County College JCR is collaborating with Live at the Oak to bring you County MiniFest on the Friday night.

Day one of the County Weekender will be hosted in the Northern Oak, County College and will kick off the weekend with a music festival fancy dress themed mini festival. To complete the festival experience, there will of course be live music, a BBQ, drinks and live DJ to round off the night.

Live at the Oak will be bringing the noise, pulling in British alternative rock giants Anavae. Recently signed to LAB Records, Anavae have drawn in over one million YouTube views and 73,000 Twitter followers in their first year alone. They have gladly agreed to join us for the last date of their upcoming UK headline tour in support of their recently released third EP, Dimensions. Supporting Anavae are Pop Punk band My Favourite Runner Up hailing from North Wales. In 2009 they made it to the grand final of the UK Live and Unsigned competition, beating off over 10,000 acts to get there – they have also had more recent success with their latest EP, Crossroads, gaining solid support from the likes of Kerrang, Rocksound and Big Cheese magazines. There will be another support act who will be confirmed at a later date. To open the show, there will be a teaser set from David Miller and the BC555, the Winners of Lancaster University’s Battle of the Bands, to whet your appetite ready for Campus Festival the following day.

Day two of the County Weekender sees Campus Festival taking over Lancaster Square, County College for another year. The winners of Lancaster University’s Battle of the Bands will be headlining the festival. The finer details are yet to be finalised at the time of print, but keep an eye out for more information filtering through County JCR and the University’s social network pages and posters across campus.

If you fancy wandering off campus into the city centre on Saturday night, drop into The Yorkshire House where Live at the Oak’s sister event, hosted by LowBlowPromo, will be in full swing with a compliment of fantastic bands. The County Weekender is set to be massive and one certainly not to miss.

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