The Hollies to headline Acoustic Festival of Britain

plus Gareth Gates, Curved Air, Police Dog Hogan, and more

published: Mon 7th Jan 2013

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Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
Uttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8BD, England MAP
£105 with camping, child (10 - 15) £20, under 10s £1
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Mon 13th May 2013

'He Ain't Heavy-He's My Brother' hitmakers The Hollies will join the previously announced The Proclaimers at the top of the bill at this summer's The Acoustic Festival of Britain.

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The sixties pop group will be airring 'I'm Alive', 'I Can't Let Go', 'Jennifer Eccles', 'On A Carousel', 'Bus Stop', 'Here I Go Again', 'Gasoline Ally Bred', 'Just One Look', 'Look Through Any Window', 'Carrie Anne', 'The Air That I Breath' and their biggest anthem 'He Ain't Heavy-He's My Brother at the eighth edition of the festival held from Friday 31st May until Sunday 2nd June 2013, the weekend after the May Bank Holiday and falling at the end of the Spring School Holidays at Uttoxeter Racecourse, in Staffordshire.

The line-up also sees the addition of 2002's runner up in the UK's first Pop Idol, Gareth Gates as acoustic special guest, who has sold 3.5 million records, released 3 albums and had 4 number 1 singles. Also confirmed are Curved Air, Police Dog Hogan, The Fake Thackrays, Patsy Matheson, and Me & Deboe.

Also confirmed are The Christians, Baka Beyond, Jenny Belle Star, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, The Quireboys, John Otway, Curved Air, Rory McLeod, Ed Tudor Pole, Eric Faulkner, Simon Townshend (The Who), Phil Cool, BabaJack, Merry Hell, Daisy Chain Quartet, Rusty Shackle, T.Rextasy, The Roving Crows, Martin Stephenson, David Phillips, Rodney Branigan, Nibs Van der Spuy, WeeBagBand, The Hut People, Police Dog Hogan, Sam Garrett, Rob Halligan, Radio Mary, Biggles War Time Band, Fake Thakray, Patsy Matheson, Me & Deboe, Rose Redd, Frazer Kennedy, Chris Wood, T.J & Murphy, Sons of Clogger, Richard Taylor, Jemma Johnson, Chris Chambers & Polly Money.

Friday night will also feature an evening of Magic, Comedy and Burlesque as Chris Cross brings his Carny Cabaret Show to the Festival for the first time. Also booked to appear again are The Biker Urban Morris Side (The B.U.M.S.), The Black Pig Border Dancers, The Balliamo Belly Dancers & Shimmy Armageddon.

The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £105 including camping (or £90 without camping), child weekend camping tickets for those aged 10 - 15 years are priced at £20 or £15 without camping. Children under 10 can attend for £1 whether camping or not. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Day tickets are not yet on sale.

A full weekend family camping ticket is available this year. This covers 2 Adults and 2 Children, with camping from Thursday night at an early bird price of £200.

Uttoxeter Racecourse will be charging around £5 parking Fee, payable on entry. This will be charged on all vehicles using the day car park, as well as all vehicles taken onto the campsite.

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Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2013
Uttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8BD, England MAP
£105 with camping, child (10 - 15) £20, under 10s £1
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Mon 13th May 2013


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