The Music ponder their Ram Jam Rock Odyssey

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GLASWEGIAN HARD- hoppers Public Domain have withdrawn from the Gig on the Green, which takes place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August. Senator, American Hi- Fi, King Adora (pictured), Gene and Finley Quaye have all been added to the bill. See supplement.

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THE FLIPSIDE MUSIC Festival, an internet-only venture in past years, takes place this year at Whistle Binkies. Every day throughout August (except Mondays) features acoustic sets in the afternoon and fully plugged bands in the evenings. See listings for Hneup.