Rock­ers to take lead at Feel Good Fes­ti­val

Middleton Guardian - - MIDDLETON PEOPLE - DA­MON WILKIN­SON

ROCK band Feeder will head­line the Rochdale Feel Good Fes­ti­val this sum­mer.

The Buck Rogers stars, fronted by Grant Ni­cholas and Taka Hirose, will top the bill at the free fes­ti­val in the town hall square on Satur­day, Au­gust 18.

Feeder shot to fame with their de­but EP Swim in 1996 and since then have racked up 20 top 40 sin­gles, eight top ten al­bums and sold more than five mil­lion records, in­clud­ing three plat­inum and two gold al­bums.

They’ve played sold­out tours, head­lined fes­ti­vals across Europe and al­ready spent 181 weeks in the sin­gles and al­bum charts.

Their hits in­clude Just The Way I’m Feel­ing, Feel­ing a Mo­ment and Push­ing the Sense. Last year The Best of Feeder al­bum hit the top 10 and this month they kick off their big­gest ever sold out UK tour.

Else­where on the Feel Good Fes­ti­val bill there will be live mu­sic across in­door venues, a main stage against the back­drop of the town hall, a food and drink court and fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment.

Coun Janet Em­s­ley, cabi­net mem­ber for neigh­bour­hoods, com­mu­nity and cul­ture, said: “Each year this fes­ti­val has ex­ceeded what I thought was pos­si­ble and 2018 is go­ing to be big­ger than ever, with Feeder – one of the best Bri­tish rock bands of the last two decades – head­lin­ing.

“We have an­other very ex­cit­ing mu­sic an­nounce­ment later this month. We hope thou­sands will join us once again to make this an­other year to re­mem­ber.”

Ben Booth­man, owner of main stage spon­sor The Fly­ing Horse Ho­tel, said: “To have Brit rock le­gends Feeder play­ing our main stage is a coup for Rochdale. I’ve been a fan since the Echo Park al­bum back in 2001 and they’ve pro­duced some of the most pop­u­lar and recog­nis­able tracks in Bri­tish rock.

“Their live shows are amaz­ing and I can’t wait to see them at Rochdale Feel Good Fes­ti­val this Au­gust.”

The fes­ti­val is funded by the coun­cil to­gether with spon­sor­ship from The Fly­ing Horse Ho­tel and other lo­cal busi- nesses. If you would like to get in­volved with the fes­ti­val, email events@ rochdale.gov.uk

For fes­ti­val up­dates via Face­book, go to face­book.com/feel­go­od­fes­ti­val or fol­low the fes­ti­val on twit­ter @FeelGoodFest

Feeder are to head­line the Rochdale Feel Good Fes­ti­val in, Au­gust

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