Every year since 1998 the band, who play Irish folk and rock, have added to the carnival atmosphere of the annual parade along Victoria Avenue.
Roy Mallett, one of the band founders, who has not missed a Battle performance in the past two decades, said he was looking forward to singing in today’s parade.
The 67-year-old, from St Peter, said: ‘We’ve had some really good times over the years. It’s a fantastic atmosphere – people really get into it.
‘We like playing. We go right to the start, where people are queuing to get in, and play. We then play in the parade.’
Unfortunately, Mr Mallett’s older brother Ernie, who is also one of the founder members of the band, is not able to perform in this year’s parade due to ill health. And although third founder member of Run For Cover, fiddle player Terri O’Donoghue, is not able to take part this afternoon, she is due to perform with the band tomorrow.