Rough Trade Shop Front

Blast Off! Festival comes back to Nottingham this weekend for the third year and will celebrate music from the past.

Bands from all over the globe come together with a line-up including garage, surf, punk and rock and roll music, from the 9-12 November.

The festival is based at two venues in Nottingham, Rough Trade in Hockley and The Nottingham Irish Centre, in Wilford Street.

The festival provides four days of entertainment through the day and night, with a mix of bands, DJs and a retro market for vintage lovers on Saturday 11.

Rough Trade Shop Front.

Jonno, 27, who works at Rough Trade said: “Blast Off! has been advertised widely on social media and this is the first year Rough Trade is a venue, we’re really excited.”

The festival is also hosting two all-nighters so punters can carry on partying well into the night, with a 6am close.

Rough Trade Shop Door.

The Hipshakes are a garage punk band, who have played in Nottingham many times at venues including The Bodega to The Chameleon but this is their first time playing Blast Off!

Ben, of The Hipshakes, said: “We are excited to be playing at Rough Trade, and for the Blast Off! experience in general and it is definitely a good way for people to see less well-.known bands.”

Tickets prices:

Weekender Ticket (3 days) £65
Thursday Free
Friday £35
Saturday £35
The market on Saturday is £2 entry but free for weekend wristband holders
Sunday £15

Wristbands are to be collected upon arrival and tickets will also be available on the door (subject to availability).