Two new bands have been added to an upcoming rock festival to raise money for a Barrow animal rescue centre.

Acts Mallertsang and Bazooka Joe will be replacing Bad Neighbours and Think 182 at Roo Star's Rock Fest. The artists had to drop out because of health issues. 

Mallerstang are a gateway rock/metal band from the Lake District who describe themselves as 'more anthemic - less pandemic'. Bazooka Joe are a three-piece band who pride themselves on playing hard rock 'n' roll.

The event will take place at Cloud Nine and The Lounge at Dalkeith Street. It will feature tribute acts to Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rage Against the Machine and The Clash in the form of PV-77.

Other bands set to perform are The Amber List from Preston, who have opened up for many big bands such as the Stone Roses and the Saw Doctors and Damaged Goods from Whitehaven, who are described as a West Cumbrian no-nonsense rock 'n' roll band.

Eddie White, of Cumbria Animal and Hen Rescue, said: "Every penny goes straight to the rescue, we look after everything from snakes to pigs to spiders. 

"We're bringing bands from all over which ordinarily people would pay a lot more to see at much larger festivals. Our ticket prices can't be matched and we want to support local. 

"So come down, bring your friends and try some of Cloud 9's famous cocktails - I did and I was a bit worse-for-wear afterwards."

26-year-old Rhiannon Owens from Barrow Market will also be there with her stall, Strange and Unusual, which sells punk and gothic fashion, jewellery, homeware and vintage items. 

Roo Star's Rock Fest 'Save The Cluckers' starts at 4pm and finishes at 12pm on July 29.

Tickets are £5 in advance and £10 on the door.

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