Indie band is star act for family festival

The Lightning Seeds are coming to Blyth.
The Lightning Seeds are coming to Blyth.

It’s going to be pure and simple entertainment at this year’s Northumberland Live Festival at Blyth as Indie band The Lightning Seeds are announced as headliners.

The band, fronted by singer Ian Broudie, achieved chart success in the 1990s with hits such as Pure, Sense, The Life of Riley and Lucky You.

Their biggest commercial success, however, was written in 1996 to celebrate football’s European Championships being held in England. They wrote and recorded the song Three Lions ’96, which became a number one single on two occasions.

Other bands already lined up to entertain on Saturday, June 23, include blues rock band STAN, rock and rollers The Baldy Holly Band and rock band Edenthorn.

Blyth Town Council is hosting the event.

Chairman of the events committee Coun Kath Nisbet said: “It’s very appropriate that in the World Cup year we are bringing the band who wrote the most successful football song ever to Blyth. I’m sure that everyone will be singing along to Three Lions to show our support for the national football team.”

The free family festival will also have street theatre, a fun fair, food concessions and, of course, great music.

If you would like to be involved in the festival, visit the Facebook page or email mel.jackson@blythtowncouncil.org.uk