Just as Glastonbury fever sweeps the country, details have been released about a new music festival at the Heartlands atraction in Pool.
Live at Heartlands from September 12 to 14, is billed as bringing "real rock and roll to the heart of Cornwall". The three-day music extravaganza will be the first large-scale live music event to be held at Heartlands.
Ali Campbell’s UB40 ft Astro and Mickey, The Boomtown Rats, and Happy Mondays are leading the line up of over 30 bands.
Organisers say here will be an eclectic mix of authentic sounds distinct to the late 70s, 80s and early 90s live and loud on stage. Household names renowned for their electric live performances and local bands alike will be sharing two stages with one iconic Cornish backdrop.
On Friday night (September 12), UB40 will take the stage playing their hits from 30 years in the business, including Red, Red Wine, Kingston Town, I Got You Babe and Can’t Help Falling in Love to the main stage.
Recently reunited, The Boomtown Rats will take to the stage on Saturday night (September 13), fronted by the legendary foul-mouthed philanthropic genius Bob Geldof. On the set list? All the greats, from the debut single Looking After Number One to Ivor Novello winning, I Don’t Like Mondays.
The Happy Mondays will bring crazy maraca-shaking baggy-bass dance culture to Cornwall on Sunday. The band has recently reformed with the original line-up, with Bez dancing it up on stage.
Support acts include Peter Hook and The Light (of Joy Division/New Order fame), Stereo MC’s and Gang of Four.
Tickets go on sale this week. Visit www.liveatheartlands.com for full details. Tickets are priced £35 per day or £75 for a weekend for adults and £10 per day or £25 for the weekend for children. Available to buy from Ticketmaster - just search Live at Heartlands.
The full line up will continue to be announced over the coming weeks.