NME Radar stars to headline new mini-festival

This one's in Devon

This week’s NME Radar stars Absentee are to headline the new Wild West Country mini-festival in Devon.

The east London five-piece, who have just released their debut album ‘Schmotime’, top the bill at the celebration of country and folk-inspired acts which takes place at the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple on June 17.

Also confirmed for the event, which features nine acts over three stages, are country rockers Mojave 3, Goldrush side-project Dusty Sound System and newcomers Sonny.

Tickets, priced £15, are on sale now from here or 01271 32 42 42.