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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Stadium rocks to UK’s biggest bands

THREE full concerts are promised in just one night when Whitehaven Live – featuring Sir Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats – takes place this weekend.

By Gillian Ellison

Over three hours of music is on the bill from The Stranglers, Big Country and The Boomtown Rats.

Organised by Whitehaven Festival Company, it takes place on Saturday, July 5 at Cumbria Sports Academy, Hensingham, and tickets are still available.

Legendary rock band The Boomtown Rats – whose hits include I Don’t Like Mondays, Rat Trap, Banana Republic and Someone’s Looking at You – recently headlined the Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

They will play for 75 minutes, as will Seventies punk icons The Stranglers who are currently enjoying their 40th anniversary tour.

They are playing T in the Park later in July and the Whitehaven gig can expect all their hits including Golden Brown, No More Heroes, Peaches, Always The Sun and Skin Deep.

Scottish rockers Big Country are this year embarking on their 30th anniversary Steeltown Tour. Before that, Whitehaven will enjoy a 60-minute back catalogue of hits including In A Big Country, Fields of Fire and Wonderland.

Bars and food stalls will be inside the concert arena. Car parking is available at Whitehaven School.

Gates open at 5pm, with the first band on stage at 6pm. The concert should end no later than 10.30pm.

Anyone with a student card or Armed Forces card can purchase tickets at a 25 per cent discount.

Chief organiser, Gerard Richardson, said: “We hope the support we have had this year from everyone continues. The line-up for the gig is fantastic and the venue is great.”

Tickets, £39.50, are available from Richardson’s, Lowther Street, www.whitehavenlive.co.uk or from the venue on the night. Nuclear Management Partners is sponsoring the event.

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What a great evening it was.

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