Second anniversary party planned for Friars Aylesbury

Following the success of the first Friars Aylesbury gig for 25 years in June with Pretty Things, The Edgar Broughton Band and The Groundhogs the second in the series of shows is now confirmed for Friday October 23rd with Friars legends Stiff little Fingers and Penetration.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday July 25 at 2.00pm and will be available from the Civic Centre Box Office or from www.ticketweb.co.uk.

Whilst the first gig focused on the early Phase One/Phase Two hippy period of Friars, this second date focuses at the core of the Phase Three Friars punk period.

Stiff Little Fingers first appeared at Friars as support to The Tom Robinson Band in October 1978. They went down a storm and were voted "Best support Band" in the 1979 Friars Poll. They then headlined no less than six times all of which sold out.

Formed after seeing The Clash in Belfast in 1977 Jake Burns formed Stiff Little Fingers and released two of the most iconic singles of the punk period 'Suspect Device' and 'Alternative Ulster'.

Released on the ground-breaking Rough Trade label their first album 'Inflammable Material' rocked the British album chart by coming straight in at 14 which was a first for a band on an independent label.

It is hoped that there will be one or two further Friars dates before the end of the year.