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Chas and Dave team up with Lucy for gig

Chas and Dave

Chas and Dave

Cockney music legends Chas and Dave will join forces with South Yorkshire singing sensation Lucy Spraggan when both acts take to the stage at next year’s Cusworth Music Festival in Doncaster.

Tickets for the show next summer are already on sale and are expected to prove popular with music lovers across the country as both acts have a devoted cult following.

The London duo – Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock – have enjoyed a long career, coming to prominence nationally in the 1980s with hits such as Rabbit, Ain’t No Pleasin’ You, Gertcha! and The Sideboard Song (Got My Beer In The Sideboard Here).

Organisers of the show are hoping next year’s show on August 24 will be the biggest and best yet.

Stephen Stanley, of promoters Solid Entertainments, said: “We were very lucky and it’s a bit of a coup for us to get Chas and Dave.

“We had originally tried to book them for this year’s show but they weren’t able to do it, but just after we had finished this year’s festival they got back to us and said they would be happy to play next year.”

The duo are known for their rousing Cockney knees-up brand of pub rock, dubbed Rockney, and chalked up a string of hits and Top Of The Pops appearances.

They also enjoyed success with football songs Tottenham, Tottenham, Ossie’s Dream and Snooker Loopy, recorded with top snooker players including Steve Davis, Dennis Taylor and Willie Thorne.

Mr Stanley added: “We had so much good feedback from this year’s festival that we thought we’d get started straight away.

“We are expecting huge interest from all over the country as they have a huge following and very dedicated fan base.”

The outdoor concert will be at Cusworth Hall on August 24, 2014, and £19 early bird tickets are available at www.cusworthmusicfestival.co.uk or by calling 01472 349 222 from 9am tomorrow.

Lucy Spraggan, from Sheffield, shot to prominence after performing her song Last Night on The X Factor last year.

Mr Stanley added: “Cusworth is a fantastic setting and we are lucky to have such a wonderful venue to use.

“We are looking at making forthcoming festivals even bigger and better and considering using the hall to project images on to it.

“The festival is here to stay.”

The concert has a capacity of 5,000 and organisers hope the acts will attract one of the biggest crowds ever seen at Cusworth.

More acts will be added to the bill over the coming months.

More details at www.cusworthmusicfestival.co.uk.

 

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