Britpop rockers Feeder revealed as headliners for this year's Askern Music Festival

Britpop rockers Feeder have been announced as the headline act for this year’s Askern Music Festival.

Sunday, 19th January 2020, 12:41 pm
Updated Sunday, 19th January 2020, 12:42 pm

The Welsh rock band, who scored a number of top ten hits and albums in the 90s, will top the bill at the outdoor festival which will be held at Askern Welfare Cricket Club on July 11.

They join bands such as Cast, The Pigeon Detectives and Scouting For Girls who have played the quickly rising festival in recent years.

They will be joined on the bill by up and coming Doncaster band Bang Bang Romeo who have also been announced.

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Feeder are coming to Doncaster

Formed in Newport in 1994, the band have released 10 studio albums, 12 compilations, four EPs, and 40 singles.

All of these have spent a total of 183 weeks on the singles and albums charts combined and they accumulated 25 top 75 singles between 1997 and 2012.

At their peak of commercial success, Feeder won two Kerrang! Awards in 2001 and 2003 and they were inducted into the Kerrang! Radio Hall of Fame on 9 August 2019, for "Distinguished Services to Rock".

Their breakthrough came in 2001 with their third album, Echo Park, and its lead single, Buck Rogers, which later became a UK top five single.

Sadly, tragedy struck shortly afterwards in January 2002 when drummer Jon Lee died by suicide in his Miami home.

However, the band continued and they released their fourth album, Comfort in Sound later that year, which touched on themes such as loss and coming to terms with death, while also exploring themes of positivity.

Tickets are £25 from www.askernmusicfestival.co.uk