INDIE rockers The Coral are topping the bill at an open air music festival in the North-East this summer.Organisers of Chase Park Festival @ Saltwell have just confirmed the Liverpool band will be performing at the event in Gateshead on Saturday August 26.Newcastle outfit Little Comets will also be playing at Saltwell Park alongside Sunderland’s Boy Jumps Ship and Teesside’s folk indie popsters Cattle and Cane.
Organiser Alistair McDonald said: “We’re delighted to secure The Coral as our headline act and I think it shows we are growing as a festival.
“We’re all massive fans of The Coral and they’re a brilliant live act.
“We wanted a line-up that was going to make people sit up and take notice and I think we’ve done that.”
The Coral, formed in Merseyside by brothers James and Ian James Skelly, were hailed as the first English band of the 21st century’s “guitar group revival” and have a string of chart-topping hits including ‘Dreaming of You’, ‘Pass it On’ and ‘In the Morning’.
Their eponymous debut album The Coral, released in 2002, reached number five on the UK Albums Chart and was nominated for the Mercury Prize the day after its release.
Since then, the band have gone on to release seven studio albums, including their latest critically acclaimed release, Distance In Between which confirmed that they’re one of the UK’s most influential and iconic bands of modern times.
Steve Davis, of SSD Concerts, who are spearheading the festival’s programme of music this year, said: “The Coral one of the great British sing-along indie bands and are perfect act to headline this year’s event.”
Entry is £12.50, £7 for people with disability (carers go free), under 16s £7 and a family ticket (two adults and two children) is £33.
For more information visit chaseparkfestival.co.uk.
Source: Tyne Wear Echo