Dennycassim brings musical passion

29/07/2011' Gary Neil and Tommy Bulge from Dennycassim.
29/07/2011' Gary Neil and Tommy Bulge from Dennycassim.

One man praying to the weather gods for sunshine this weekend is Tommy Hamilton. The organiser of Dennycassim knows how important decent weather is for a festival and is sure the sun will shine on Denny.

The ambitious plan to host a two day camping festival in a field outside the town has been a year in the pipeline and is now days away.

From Saturday Auchenbowie Mains Farm on Stirling Road will be taken over by stages, bars, tents and indie music fans for the event.

Tickets are nearly sold out with just a few passes to the extravaganza remaining.

Bands including The Ray Summers, Johnny and the Giros and the Dead Sea Souls have confirmed they will play the main stage while acoustic acts including Little Fires and David Bateman will play the second stage.

Tommy, who runs Bulge Music Promotions, says Dennycassim is his biggest challenge yet.

The Denny man said: “This has probably been the most stressful days of my life in the lead up to Dennycassim with trying to make sure everything is in place and promote the festival.

“We have been all over the country on radio shows and doing interviews.

“Now it’s this weekend and we are just hoping for decent weather.

“Even if it rains all weekend the crowd going are so up for a laugh it doesn’t matter. I’m counting down the minutes and am sure this won’t be the only Dennycassim.”

Tickets are still available from Ticket Web priced £35 for weekend camping. A limited amount should be available on the gate on the day. Gates open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and the last act will finish at 11 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/Dennycassim for more information.