Sunderland gets a new family-friendly festival this summer, with the announcement of Lamplight Festival which will take place in the city centre's Mowbray Park, on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020.
Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, said: "It's always great to be part of a new festival and we can't wait to once again play alongside Frankie and the Heartstrings as well as other great acts to headline the Saturday stage in Sunderland."
Sunday has headliners Deacon Blue performing their hits and more, joined by fellow Scots singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, and Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble. More venues, artists and activities are still to be announced.
Dave Harper, member of Frankie and the Heartstrings, and manager of Sunderland's music hub Pop Recs, which will be heavily involved in fringe activities around Lamplight festival continues: "Playing Lamplight Festival is exciting for FATHs and Pop Recs as it represents another flag in the sand. Something we are never supposed to do, yet here we are. But that's the Sunderland way. You tell us we can't have a cake and we'll build a bakery. Sunderland has been through a testing time and may well have to deal with further adversity but now, more than ever, we need entertainment and a reason to celebrate our heritage, our diversity and our resilience. With Pop Recs involved in developing a huge new project on the High Street and FATHS playing this amazing festival in the heart of our city we feel like we can start to colour the city again. Sunderland deserves to be happy."
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 14th February, priced at £39.50 for the Saturday, and £35 for the Sunday.
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with Frankie and the Heartstrings, KT Tunstall, and Roddy Woomble