ARE you ready to rock?

Good. Because three nights and two days of amazing, mostly free entertainment awaits.

Featuring more than 150 acts, two outdoor stages and 12 indoor stages, Stroud Fringe Festival is back.

This year, the focus is on homegrown talent, with three local bands topping the bill. The fringe’s flagship main stage will once again be put up in Bank Gardens, and a blues stage will entertain crowds at Cornhill.

Performers on the main stage include George Montague, Hot Feet, Thee Ones, Boat To Row, Gaz Brookfield, Novella Noise, Canary Swing and Chloe Foy.

There will also be music at Sugar nightclub, Kitsch, Bar Greyhound, the Prince Albert, Crown and Sceptre, Golden Fleece, Star Anise Cafe, Queen Victoria, the Ale House, Black Book Cafe and the Sub Rooms.

Dursley-based World Jungle will provide children’s activities in Bank Gardens on Saturday morning, and a reggae soundsystem will be set up in the Shambles on Saturday evening.

A full paper programme is now available to buy from most shops in and around Stroud, and the line-up is available to view online at and Kitten and Bear are performing at Bank Gardens ZSEM2421SQ13 Main Stage, Bank Gardens BANK Gardens welcomes homegrown headliners George Montague, Hot Feet and Thee Ones, alongside performances from The Frisbys, Gotcha, The Cagey Bees and Kitten and Bear (among others).

Hattie Briggs is playing at the Sub Rooms ZSEM2418V13 Sub Rooms EVENTS at the Sub Rooms are being staged on the forecourt, in the George Room, in Mr Twitchett’s and in the ballroom.

These include performances from Stroud Morris Dancers, Out To Lunch, Hattie Briggs and Vapor.

Bonemud, appearing on the Alternative Stage at Sugar ZSEM2416H13 Alternative Stage, Sugar Nightclub, Nelson Street NUTZIE Shelley (lead singer of Broken Jaw) has put together a line-up of more than 30 acts spanning rock, punk, hip-hop, indie and hardcore.

Ed Tudor-Pole at the Queen Vic ZSEM2437SQ13 Queen Victoria, Gloucester Street FRINGE music at the Gloucester Street pub includes a set from the wunderbar Ed Tudor-Pole (Who Killed Bambi?, Tenpole Tudor, Crystal Maze and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets). Plus Stroud punk favourites Chinese Burn and the Who’s Next Quadrophenia tribute.

Mockers at the Lansdown Hall ZSEM2441V13 Lansdown Hall DJS PAVINYL and Solid Kick Nick are back for another Mockers Fringe extravaganza at the Lansdown Hall on Friday, 10pm. This time it’s extra special, as Stroud’s longest-running independent club night celebrates its sixth birthday with Come to Church. The pair will be joined by Jordi Duro from Barcelona’s Boiler House.

Prince Albert, Rodborough CHILL up the hill with tiny theatre Folk in a Box, check out free wheelers Pedal Folk, and join the Oddsocks Revival.

Star Anise Cafe, Gloucester Street WEST Country ragga hip hop collective Aranka’s Cackle, slide-guitar blues-man Will Killeen and story-telling and singing from Corinne Harragin and Ceilidh-Jo feature in the Gloucester Street café.

Crown and Sceptre, Horns Road AS WELL as their awesome Outer Fringe line-up, including Chinese Burn, the Dustmites and Ceilidh Jo, the Crown and Sceptre will be holding a country fair on Saturday afternoon.

Woodruffs Cafe THE Global Beats DJs and dancers bring tropical vibes to Woodruffs Cafe on Saturday. DJs JagP, Sam.CS and Columbian Camilo.E.M will play a mix of tropical tunes and exotic beats which will include cumbia, bhangra-ragga, mambo, skariddim, reggae, afrobeat, bollywood and scanditronic.