ANOTHER crop of North Ayrshire's best bands are set to rock Irvine this Friday.

Headlining will be self-described midway power trio We Free Men as they return to the Harbour Arts Centre on their B-Side Rebellion 2 Tour. The local rockers recently performed a live acoustic session on Ronnie McGhie's show on Irvine Beat FM which went down a storm with listeners.

Now people have the chance to see them up close and personal and bassist Phil Kean insists they can't wait to return to the HAC.

He said: "We're really looking forward to coming back to the HAC and playing the Friday Night Live show.

"We've played the HAC three times before and it's a great wee venue to play. It doesn't matter where you're sitting you always get a good view of whoever is playing." See more in this week's Irvine Times, out now.