Summer Days festival hotting up

Echo & the Bunnyman.
Echo & the Bunnyman.

Summer Days – the UK’s newest boutique music and food festival – has unveiled its Saturday night headline act and a host of other artists across the weekend.

Topping the bill on the Saturday night and providing a spectacular finale for the inaugural Summer Days festival are iconic new wave rockers Echo & The Bunnymen. Having set the tone for UK alternative rock since 1980 with seminal albums including “Crocodiles”, “Porcupine” and “Ocean Rain”, along with hit singles “The Cutter”, “The Killing Moon”, “Silver”, “Seven Seas” and “The Back of Love”, Echo & The Bunnymen’s Summer Days climax is sure to be a highlight of the festival.

Also joining the Saturday line-up are avant-garde pop innovators Everything Everything, highly acclaimed upcoming indie-rockers Circa Waves, Ian Broudie’s legendary Lightning Seeds along with Britpop favourite and former Cast frontman John Power.

Freshly added to the Friday line-up headed by Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Caro Emerald – are cult indie popsters Shed Seven, alt-dance maestros The Farm, the darkly humorous indie-dance crossover Space and former Special and original rude boy Neville Staple and his band.

Performing throughout the week is creator of the legendary Blitz Club DJ Rusty Egan.

Summer Days organizer John Tyrrell: “We’re delighted to announce these additions for Summer Days Festival. There are some incredible artists across the three days and there really is something for everyone.

“We’ve still got some surprises up our sleeves with more acts and experiences to announce so watch this space. Summer Days is going to be truly spectacular!”

Summer Days is a three-day boutique music and food festival in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle, taking place on Wednesday July 6th, Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th. The festival will feature two live stages boasting more than 30 artists, a locally sourced gourmet food village and a dedicated real ale area.

General access tickets are available from £59.50 per day. A limited number of daily VIP tickets are available at £149 each.

For full details and to purchase tickets visit www.summerdaysfestival.com.