PUNK and metal bands from around the country feature at a Carlisle all-dayer later this month.

DomFest returns with its biggest line-up yet, which will see 10 acts hit the stage at Club Rock on Saturday August 25.

Scene legends and local bands come together in this annual event, which started in 2014 as a small gathering on the outskirts of the city.

With more high-profile names appearing than ever before, this year's festival is headed up by long-running Bristol punk act Vice Squad.

Renowned for their high energy live shows the band deliver their set with passion and humour and have been touring and releasing successful albums since the 1980s.

Fronted by raucous voiced singer-guitarist Beki Bondage, who was featured on the front cover of a number of influential music tabloids such as Melody Maker, NME, Sounds, Record Mirror and Smash Hits, the band reformed in 1997 with a new line-up, they have continued to headline shows across the UK and release new albums regularly.


Beki Bondage of Vice Squad (photo by GothEric/Wiki Commons)

Extreme Noise Terror are also veterans of the 1980s live circuit, and the Suffolk five-piece remain with founder Dean Jones leading the line-up. One of the earliest and most influential European grindcore bands, their style has shifted as they have pioneered the 'crustgrind' genre.

Carlisle trio CxDx play one of their most important shows to date, following their recent debut headline appearance in the city.

The DomFest regulars play an abrasive and aggressive grindcore and hardcore punk that has set the tone for this event over the years.

Internationally-renowned outfit Strawberry Blondes head up from South Wales, and will be showcasing their old school punk anthems that have seen them support acts such as Rancid, Bad Brains, Anti-Flag and Stiff Little Fingers over the years.

Triverse Massacre have sparked back into action of late, and the hometown death metal heroes will be showing people what they've missed when they run through material from last year's Hades EP.

There are also appearances on the bill for Yorkshire-based classic punk trio Hospital Food, hotly-tipped Carlisle metalcore outfit The Dissident Youth, well-known local horror punk favourites The Meltdownz, promising pop punks From Here On Out, and DomFest favourite Jonny Bell.

DomFest takes place at Club Rock from 2pm on Saturday August 25, and tickets are available in advance from the venue and via domfest2018.eventbrite.co.uk