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Australian rock and roll band, ROC-A-TAC headliners of opening night of The Farsons Great Beer Festival 2011 7/22/2011

Australian rock and roll band, Roc-A-Tac will be the headlining act of the Main Stage tonight, the opening night of this year’s edition of The Farsons Great Beer Festival. The festival runs until Sunday, 31st July and opens at 8pm each night. The main sponsor of this year’s edition is Vodafone, entrance is free.

Roc-A-Tac was formed in 2000 and over this small period they have gained an impressive following for all their performances. Attending one of their shows is like stepping back to the 50s and 60s with most of their fans coming dressed in their rock and roll outfits ready to dance the night away. They have gained a reputation of being party makers by playing all rock music from Rockabilly, Country Rock, and Rhythm and Blues and having fun while they entertain the crowd.

Hugely popular down under, the band is the winner of the People’s Choice Award for Sydney’s Best Rock and Roll Bands, and they have played across all of Australia, receiving great reviews from venues.

Roc-A-Tac will be giving a repeat performance on Tuesday, 26th July.

The entertainment tonight opens with Siconix & Minik, followed by Charles Camilleri and Roc-A-Tac on the Main Stage. The Rock Stage opens with the first Rock the Fest competition winners, Bridget Bone, followed by Red Electrick.

The weekend’s programme continues as follows:

Saturday, 23rd July

MAIN STAGE: Amber, Cruz and a comedy show by ZOO
ROCK STAGE: Texanna, The Rifffs

Sunday, 24th July

MAIN STAGE: Lyndsy Pace, Joe Demicoli, Cash Band
ROCK STAGE: Dolls for Idols, Bletchley Park, Juuls Reggae Party ft One Love Sound

The largest variety of beers on the island is available at the festival and includes local beer brands as well as international beers and ciders. A food court offers a mix of dishes from all over the world, including Maltese, Turkish, Chinese, Italian, Mexican food as well as other traditional favourites.

This year, a dedicated iPhone App has been developed as a handy tool for visitors to the festival. The Farsons Great Beer Festival iPhone App can be downloaded for free by searching ‘Farsons’ on the iTunes App Store. The app includes a map of the festival area, the schedule of entertainment on both stages, and other interesting features.

For the full schedule of entertainment on both stages and the latest news and updates please visit www.facebook.com/thefarsonsgreatbeerfestival.