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Friday night headliners :

The Swillers

The Swillers are based in North Wales, the land of the free, from where regular forays are made into Englandcestishire to terrorise the natives.

The Swillers are a live band, first, last and only, their sound rooted in AC/DC, Thin Lizzy and Quo. Bringing back the Glory Days of hard rock is their mission and having a good time is the chosen route. Partying, that's The Swillers favourite activity, apart from playing very loudly, if you've been near them for any length of time you'll know it! They want to have a good time and require everybody and anybody around them to do the same.

Rock & Roll was created as a soundtrack to chaos and enjoyment. So it is written, so should it be! Fuck art let's Rock & Roll! As they say, and they say it a lot... We Are Rock & Roll!

Pop along to their Facebook page and have a good nosey around.

Followed by ShiteName's rock disco


Saturday night headliners :

The Pinch

The Pinch is a 5-piece Mod and Indie tribute band that is based in and around Tamworth. They are not to be mixed up with the original band of the 1960’s called The Pinch, also from the same town, even though some of the material they play could well have been in the same repertoire.

In the words from Mr. Kite, ‘A splendid time is guaranteed for all!’

When asked, “Where did the name of the band come from?” Matt simply replies, “We pinched it!”

Check out their website here

Followed by ShiteName's rock disco

As soon as we have confirmed the line-up, we shall put the details on this very page...but you know they'll be great!


The usual run of standard rally fodder, only this time we can play until you (or we) drop. Might even find time for a spot of open mic or even the dreaded karaoke - strictly, STRICTLY no girlie ballads - just honest to goodness rock this time please. Anyone requesting Celine or Whitney will be stripped, painted blue and removed from site.

Andy Kat's Trad Rock Shack - shock take-over!!!

After his first appearance as Master of Ceremonies at last year's rally, our very own Tim might just be taking over this roll on a permanent basis!!!!

Andy Kat believes that nothing good came out of the rock music genre after 1980 something. So we're giving him his own P.A. and a party tent with a disco ball in it, so he can take himself and any willing onlookers down his twisted, pot-holed memory lane with a pick and mix of 70's and 80's rock classics and album tracks. Andy Kat's own words: under forties keep out - ya won't get it!

If you are a member of a kick-ass band and you want to play at a future Wakinyan - probably in exchange for a beer and a penny bubbly - please contact us in the first instance, by clicking this email link.