McFly to headline Yate music festival

POP superstars McFly have been announced as the headliners of a music festival being held in Yate next year.

The band (above), who have sold more than 10 million records since bursting on to the pop scene in 2004, including seven number 1 singles, will launch the Good Times on the Pitch festival stage at Yate Town Football Club in May.

Other headliners at the festival, which will run over six days from May 22-27, include Jools Holland, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Andy & The Oddsocks and Scouting for Girls (below).

James Murden, who is one of the event organisers, said: “With seven UK number-one singles, six top-ten albums, seven arena tours and ten million records sold worldwide, McFly are without question one of the most significant British pop acts of the 21st century, and I’m thrilled that we’re bringing them to Yate for an unforgettable night.”

Event producer Tom Campbell said: “We want to bring a huge production to Yate and audience members can look forward to a large festival stage complete with video walls, epic light show and premium sound system.”

The series of shows, leading up to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, includes a comedy gala featuring stand-ups Ed Byrne, Zoe Lyons, Troy Hawke and Cerys Nelmes.

Yate Town FC will host the shows

All the shows take place outdoors, on a festival stage on the pitch at Yate Town FC in Lodge Road, with ticket holders invited to bring along camping chairs or picnic blankets.

Scouting for Girls’ show will see them supported by Toploader and local band Mosaic. 

This year’s series of shows attracted more than 5,000 people.

Jools Holland will perform with singer Ruby Turner

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