Big Red and the Grinners – Live Friday Night at Ard Rock

Set to hit the main stage at 7pm on Friday night at Ard Rock, Big Red and the Grinners are ready to ease you into the weekend and calm those pre race nerves! Expect lots of laughs, chilled out sounds and unique country spins on modern classics from one of the North’s most sort after entertainment bands.

Whether you’re racing on Saturday or Sunday, visiting or supporting, get ready to rock and enjoy a long weekend from Friday onwards. Expect to see over 50 of the worlds best bike brands, demo bikes, a special ebike demo loop, the Maxxis pump track, kids bikes, live music, food and a Black Sheep’s legendary Ba’ar!


Big Red and the Grinners

Featuring banjo, accordion, double bass, acoustic guitars and percussion, Big Red & the Grinners move seamlessly from the likes of Technotronic’s ‘Pump Up the Jam’ to Tony Rice’s bluegrass classic ‘Freeborn Man’, or from Jay Z’s ’99 Problems’ to Kelly Joe Phelps’ masterpiece ‘Window Grin’. Trying to describe the genius of this band is difficult – you just need to see them!
“Clever repertoire, pitch perfect harmonies and top-notch musicianship make them the band I

Recommend to every festival I work with” – Stephen Steinhaus, Festival Booker, Upton Blues Festival (BBA Blues Festival of the Year 2015 & 2016)

“I’ve been in the music business a long time and it takes a bit to impress me, but stood at the back I was blown away with the quality of the musicianship, humour and sound of Big Red and the Grinners” – Steve Williams, Director, Willowman Festival

“These guys stole the show, unforgettable” – Andy Buyers, South Tyneside Council, Mouth of the Tyne Festival


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