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A BARNSLEY music festival takes place next month featuring a host of unsigned bands.

M-Fest 2011 at Darton cricket club on Saturday, August 6, will feature performers Better For Nothing, Alvarez Kings, Daystar, Dirty Jeans, Hitomi, Gypsy Toes, Penguin and South View Juniors, as well as a surprise headline act.

On Sunday, August 7, there will be a day of cover bands including Fiery Biscuit, Twinn Lizzy, Jagged Angel of Sin and Stardust.

Tickets are available online from www.Seetickets.com or www.BigCartel.com, or can be bought at Vitesse, Originals, the Rose and Crown and the Cedar Room in Barnsley.

Proceeds go to Barnsley Hospice.