The LeeStock Music Festival is delighted to announce it’s full line up for 2012 to be held at AFC Sudbury’s MEL Group Stadium on June 3rd.
The Suffolk festival, now in it’s fifth year, will run alongside the successful Live and Kicking festival, held at the same venue on the following day.
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Having already announced US indie rockers, Wheatus (Teenage Dirtbag, A Little Respect) will be topping the bill; the full line up for this year’s event is detailed below with a brief band biography. D:Ream have been announced as the main support for Wheatus. Their biggest hit ‘Things can only get better’ was a number one hit back in 1993. Mark Morriss of The Bluetones and Nigel Clark of Dodgy also both return to Suffolk after headlining last year’s festival. Wheatus front man Brendan B. Brown said, “We’re proud to be involved and can’t wait to play at LeeStock 2012. ″
LeeStock was launched in memory of music mad Lee Dunford who died aged just 21 after a four year battle against cancer. Since that time the festival has grown year on year. The festival, and its related fundraising events, have so far raised nearly £30,000.00 in Lee’s memory for the Willow Foundation, a charity aimed at improving the lives of seriously ill young adults.
Live and Kicking is an outdoor, 10-hour music extravaganza, now in its third year. Last year’s festival was headlined by seventies glam-rock legends Sweet (Ballroom Blitz, Block Buster, Wig Wam Bam) and organisers have announced tribute bands to Bon Jovi, Coldplay and The Commitments, amongst others, will be performing this Summer. The festival is the main fundraising event for AFC Sudbury Football Club.
Joining Wheatus, D:Ream, Mark Morriss and Nigel Clark will be:
After their debut at LeeStock 2011, the Sudbury based band were certainly one of the first names on the list to be invited back, bringing you an ‘interpretive interpretation of funk, ska, rock, pop’. They certainly get your feet moving.
Where do you start with these guys?! maybe with the fact they have just announced a tour of Scotland, maybe with them beating hundreds of groups to win Marshall Amplifiers ‘Ultimate Band Contest’, or maybe, just maybe, mention that they played Download and Sonisphere last year…!? Don’t miss them!
They were formed in Wales but band members are from Aberystwyth, Bolton, Merseyside and Texas!! They played at ‘The Road to LeeStock’ the night before last years festival in 2011 and went down so well we asked them back for the 2012 event.
Sudbury Upper School Battle Of The Bands Winner – The annual competition returns on Friday May 18th. The best young local talent will earn the right to open LeeStock Music Festival 2012!
Tickets for LeeStock are already selling well and can be bought online, at the White Horse in North Street, Sudbury and from Sudbury’s Tourist Information Office.
At just £20, you won’t get a better value day out this Summer!
For more information on the Live & Kicking music festival visit www.afcsudbury.com
Weekend tickets securing entry to both events are available for £25.00