Slessor Gar­dens:

UB40 and Level 42 start se­ries of sum­mer gigs in city.

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - STe­fan Morkis smorkis@the­courier.co.uk

Rag­ing Fyah may not be a house­hold name, but the reg­gae rock band will ce­ment a place in Dundee mu­si­cal his­tory to­day.

The Ja­maican group will be the first to per­form at Slessor Gar­dens when they take to the stage as reg­gae stars UB40’s open­ing act to­day.

The highly-an­tic­i­pated event will see thousands of fans de­scend on Dundee city cen­tre for the open-air con­cert which will also see per­for­mances from the Orig­i­nal Wail­ers and Level 42 be­fore the head­lin­ers take to the stage.

Slessor Gar­dens will have a ca­pac­ity of 10,000 for the con­cert.

More than 4,000 tick­ets had been sold by March and al­though late­com­ers will still be able to buy tick­ets to the event at the box of­fice in Slessor Gar­dens to­day, it is un­der­stood at least another 2,000 have been sold since then.

The con­cert is the first of three tak­ing place in Slessor Gar­dens this sum­mer.

Lit­tle Mix, ar­guably the big­gest girl group in the world, will play on Thurs­day June 20, while Olly Murs will ap­pear on July 20.

Pro­mot­ers the Liz Hobbs Group said in March they are al­ready plan­ning more con­certs in 2018.

The com­pany rep­re­sents house­hold names in­clud­ing Mad­ness, Tom Jones, Rod Ste­wart and Calvin Harris.

City cen­tre man­ager Sarah Craig said: “We’re work­ing closely with other agen­cies and we have a full plan in place in terms of road clo­sures, di­ver­sions and, im­por­tantly, ad­vice for peo­ple com­ing out­with the city.

“There’s an ex­ten­sive guide on the Dundee City Coun­cil web­site for ev­ery­thing that peo­ple need ahead of the event.”

The gates for the con­cert open at 4pm with Rag­ing Fyah due on stage around an hour later. Head­lin­ers UB40 will be on stage around 8.45pm.

Vis­i­tors to Dundee have been warned to ex­pect de­lays as a re­sult of the con­cert.

The roads im­me­di­ately around the con­cert arena at Slessor Gar­dens will be shut dur­ing the UB40 con­cert.

There’s an ex­ten­sive guide on the Dundee Coun­cil web­site for ev­ery­thing that peo­ple need ahead of the event. SARAH CRAIG CITY CEN­TRE MAN­AGER

UB40 and, right, Rag­ing Fyah, who will be the first band to play at Slessor Gar­dens.

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