Clitheroe’s Summer Days festival - more acts announced

Steve Norman. Photographer: www.lukedyson.photography
Steve Norman. Photographer: www.lukedyson.photography

Summer Days, the UK’s newest boutique music and food festival, to be held in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle on July 6, 8 and 9, has unveiled another host of top-level acts to bolster the line-up.

Joining the bill on Saturday night are indie rockers Mystery Jets, currently touring their new critically acclaimed album - Curve of the Earth - they are a welcome addition to what is fast becoming a day of indie icons and innovators including Echo and the Bunnymen, Everything Everything, Circa Waves and more.

Saturday also features Colne legends Milltown Brothers who burst onto the indie scene in 1989 with the Coming From The Mill EP which was single of the week in NME and five piece Mancunian guitar slingers The Rainband - who made their Glastonbury Festival debut in 2013.

Joining Simply Red on Wednesday, July 6 is Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet and his band. Steve is festival musical curator and his band includes Toby Chapman who has worked with everyone from Tom Jones to Kylie to Rod Stewart on keyboards, James Stevenson on guitar who was in The Cult, Chelsea and Generation X, Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard from The Alarm and Robbie Williams on drums and Chris Constantinou who worked with Adam Ant and Sabrina Winters from Stereoblonde on backing vocals.

Thirty artists, also including Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Gabrielle and The Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell will perform during the three-day festival which also includes gourmet food village and dedicated real ale area.

Tickets, from £59.50 per day, are available from www.summerdaysfestival.com.