While Ponty's Big Weekend gets its big pop on with Jessie J, Alfie Boe, Olly Murs and Cover Drive, it's the newly-announced Fringe that brings a more downhome appeal to the 19 July event.

Straight Lines

Held at two venues in Pontypridd - Clwb Y Bont and the YMCA - the free event boasts the town's Straight Lines, old-school punk scenesters Dopamine, Astroid Boys, Falling With Style and Continents.

Gavin Butler and Neil Starr

Also playing at Ponty's Big Weekend Fringe are Neil Starr and Gavin Butler, who bring their acoustic show to the event. Starr, of Attack! Attack!, and Butler, of The Blackout, released Ghosts And Echoes this spring and have been touring the release around the UK.

Tickets are available from the Muni Arts Centre.

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