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Sounds from the '70s, '80s and '90s to light up Lakefest

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

Buzzcocks are on the list for Lakefest

Buzzcocks are on the list for Lakefest

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Shed Seven, Buzzcocks, Doctor & the Medics and the Lightning Seeds are joining the line-up for Lakefest, in Gloucestershire, in August.

The Lakefest team is pleased to announce this third set of acts to join the Tewkesbury-based festival.

A Lakefest organiser said: "We're really pleased with the eclectic vibe that these bands present and know that avid Lakefest fans will be delighted.

"Representing music from the '70s, '80s and '90s these four acts represent something for everyone. There are still lots of bands to be announced, but these four acts finish off our headliners nicely."

The annual family friendly festival will be held from August 8 to 10 at Croft Farm, Tewkesbury.

Buzzcocks are perhaps most famous for the song Ever Fallen In Love, but in fact have eight studio albums, more than 20 singles and EPs and many compilations. They are regularly covered by other bands and also received a Mojo Inspiration award in 2006.

One of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash), they were arguably innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock stars who have been cited as inspiration to bands such as REM, Nirvana and Green Day.

Shed Seven were formed in 1990 out of the ashes of Brockley Haven and went on to release four albums and fourteen Top 40 singles by 1999. Their best-known songs include Going for Gold, Disco Down and She Left Me on a Friday. During their career they made ten appearances on Top of the Pops, and sold out concert halls all over the world.

Doctor & the Medics are perhaps most famous for their international hit Spirit in the Sky which reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1986; while Lightning Seeds are fronted by Ian Broudie – someone who is part of the fabric of British pop culture.

Born in the Fifties, child of the Sixties, crucial player in Liverpool punk in the Seventies, alternative rock production genius in the Eighties, pop star in the Nineties and godfather figure to some of Liverpool's new leading lights of the Noughties – Ian Broudie is now back with Four Winds, a new set of songs from Lightning Seeds.

For more on Lakefest go to www.lakefest.co.uk

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