More acts announced for first ever Summer Days music festival

Peter Hook. Photo by Mark McNulty. (s)
Peter Hook. Photo by Mark McNulty. (s)

Summer Days boutique music and food festival to be staged at Clitheroe Castle this July has unveiled a trio of post-punk legends to bolster its already eclectic line-up.

Joining the bill on Wednesday July 6th, ex-New Order bass hero Peter Hook and his band The Light will be performing a Joy Division/New Order set full of seminal hits including Love Will Tear Us Apart, Transmission, Ceremony, Blue Monday and True Faith and many others from two of the country’s most influential bands of the last four decades.

Appearing on Friday’s bill is singer-songwriter, broadcaster and activist Tom Robinson and his band. After achieving fame and critical acclaim for hits 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad to be Gay and War Baby. Tom has latterly been renowned for a glittering career in national radio and has just released his first album in almost 20 years Only The Now.

Also featuring on the Friday line-up is punk survivor and founding member of The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell, with his full band. As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers, he enjoyed success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA’s musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown and Always the Sun.

Summer Days, which will be staged over three days in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle will have two live stages featuring more than 30 artists. There will also be a locally sourced gourmet food village and a dedicated real ale area.

The organisers of Summer Days Festival will announce a final headline act and a full supporting bill in the coming weeks as well as a full festival programme. For more details about the festival visit: www.summerdays
festival.com