Shropshire

Fight The Bear play T in The Park

Fight The Bear
Image caption Fight The Bear play Hopton Court's Hole in The Wall festival on 15 July

A Shropshire band have been celebrating after being asked to play one of the country's biggest music festivals.

Fight The Bear, from Bishop's Castle, beat off competition from bands across the country to play T in The Park in Scotland.

The indie/ska band are scheduled to play the BBC Introducing stage on Sunday 10 July.

The band, who have known each other since primary school, have played about 500 gigs since forming in 2004.

The band features Jonny Keeley and Jamie Furber on guitar and vocals, Ben (Bear) Beddoes on bass and Duncan Burns on drums.

The band are also headlining the Hole in The Wall festival at Hopton Court on Friday 15 July.

Originally known as a ska band, their 2010 album Dead Sea Fruit, showcased a more mainstream sound.

It quickly became one of the most popular local releases of the year.

Lead singer Jonny said they were looking forward to soaking up the festival atmosphere at T in The Park and were planning to play five tracks.

Recordings and videos of Fight The Bear's set will be available on the BBC Introducing website after the festival.

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