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Stage is set for top rock concert

July 31, 2014


PREPARATIONS are well underway for the fifth edition of one of Bahrain's most popular rock concerts.

Sanitarium is regarded as the country's biggest annual rock concert, and ever since its inception in 2010 it has introduced a host of talent to Bahrain's music scene.

Aimed at promoting local bands, as well as those from the wider region, the event this year will feature four of the biggest names in rock locally.

New Bahraini heavy metal band GVC will debut at this year's Sanitarium, which will be held on August 1 from 6pm at the Shaikh Isa Cultural Hall in the Alumni Club in Adilya.

"Bands performing this year include local metal giants Motor Millitia, who have more than 10 years of experience behind them and have gained regional recognition and played shows in India and the UAE," said concert organiser Omar Ayoob.

"The concert will also feature Bloodshel - winners of the Bahrain Battle of the Bands in 2012 - who have recently recorded a new album and will be playing selected songs from that album to the fans.

"It will also see the return of The Experiment, the only band to have played in all of the previous Sanitarium concerts - they will once again thrill the audience with an unusual mixture of covers and original material."

Rockers as young as 15 years will be given the chance to perform to a crowd of hundreds, said Mr Ayoob.

"We expect this to be a very lively show as all of the bands taking stage are proven crowd favourites, and we hope that this year's event will live up to expectations," he said.

"The age of those playing ranges from 15 to 30, and they are mostly rock and metal bands performing in this year's event.

"The door for taking part is closed for this year, however we encourage all musicians to come and see the concert for themselves and speak to us to hopefully be a participant in next year's event." Advance tickets costs BD3 and are available from Room 2 Rock in Adliya or Hamala. Tickets bought on the day will cost BD5 at the door. For more information, contact Mr Ayoob on 39775095.

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Source: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)

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