Pet Shop Boys to headline music festival

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Legendary pop duo the Pet Shop Boys have been announced today as headliners at Yorkshire’s Bingley Music Live 2014, writes Graham Walker.

Pet Shop Boys, who have sold over 50 million records worldwide, are the most successful UK electronic act and duo of all time, with a career spanning over 30 years.

Bingley Music Festival

Bingley Music Festival

They have clocked up no less than 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 UK singles hits including West End Girls, which was voted Song of the Decade by six million BBC listeners.

Other hits include It’s a Sin, Go West, Always on My Mind, Rent, Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) and the Dusty Springfield accompanied classic, What Have I Done to Deserve This?.

Headlining the other nights will be chart topping hip-hop artist Example and Yorkshire heroes Shed Seven in their home county as they approach their 25th anniversary. While three times Brit Award winning Gaz Coombes of Supergrass will be appearing as a Special Guest.

Other highlights include Gorgon City and MNEK, fresh from their joint top five smash, Ready For Your Love, Naughty Boy and festival favourites Simon and Oscar, from Ocean Colour Scene.

Fast rising Singer songwriters Chloe Howl and John Lennon McCullagh will join the lineup. Chloe was nominated in the BBC Sound of 2014 and Brit Awards Critics Choice, while John was signed to the new 359 Music label by Alan McGee, the man responsible for Oasis and 2013 headliners Primal Scream.

The 16,000 capacity, three day festival - August 29 to 31 - is 34 miles north of Sheffield, on a site between Bradford and Keigthley.

Bosses say this year, Bingley Music Live has artists from every genre and promises the most complete lineup in its history.

“It’s the North’s last big party of the summer and is incredible value for money at £49 plus booking fee for the three-day festival,” said a spokesman.

“Previous acts have included Nile Rodgers and Chic, Primal Scream, Jake Bugg, Calvin Harris, Nero, Editors, Cribs, DJ Fresh and Doves.”

* Festival-goers still have time to sign up the special offer of paying for their tickets for less than £10 a month by logging on to www.BingleyMusicLive.com.