A warm-up for this month’s Boomtown Fair takes place at Club85 next week.

The Hitchin venue hosts East London reggae four-piece The Skints on Thursday before they toddle off to the dreadlock fest in Hampshire the following weekend.

Support is from Ting & Ra & The Iries, The Defekters and goldust.

Tickets are a tenner in advance from the club, Farly’s, Dubhe and Jolly Browns in Hitchin, David’s Music in Letchworth, and Unikorn in Stevenage.

We’ve got a pair to give away – for your chance to go free with a friend, send an email to editorial@thecomet.net with your name and phone number and ‘boomtown’ in the subject field and we’ll pull out a winner.