Second Major Headliner Announced

Second Major Headliner Announced

The Bluetones lead singer is set to headline the Sunday line up on the 29th May 2011.

Following the exciting recent announcement that Dodgy will be headlining Saturday’s line-up at this year’s LeeStock festival in Suffolk, organisers have now confirmed that Mark Morriss, front man of indie rock band The Bluetones will headline on Sunday 29th May.  The band’s biggest hit, “Slight Return”, was only kept from reaching the UK number one spot by one hit wonder, “Space Man” by Babylon Zoo.

They have achieved thirteen Top 40 singles including “Bluetonic”, “Marblehead Johnson” and three Top 10 albums in the UK charts.

Morriss is the band’s lead singer and his debut solo album, Memory Muscle, was released in May 2008.

The full band are still working hard (their latest album “A New Athens” was released last year) but Morriss will be performing alone at LeeStock playing some of his solo work and a number of the band’s best known tracks.

“It is a great honour to be asked to play an event which clearly has such importance to all those involved. I’m very much looking forward to what promises to be a great celebration.”

Mark Morriss

The full line up for this year’s event will be announced soon with organisers promising the return of fans’ favourite bands from previous LeeStock festivals.  Organiser Edd Keogh said: ‘after securing Dodgy for Saturday we were keen to follow up with something special for Sunday.  We have received so much support at LeeStock for the past three years and wanted to keep pushing the boundaries.  We are delighted to be able to add Mark to our line up and feel both he and Dodgy will only add to the excellent festival we have already. ‘

LeeStock 2011 runs from Saturday 28th May to Sunday 29th May with the annual Lee Dunford Memorial Cup football match kicking things off on Friday 27th May.

Tickets are already on sale at £15 for the whole weekend, although entry is only guaranteed up to 5PM on Sunday.  The event is expected to sell out and tickets can be bought in person from this year’s venue,

The White Horse in Sudbury or online from www.wegottickets.com/leestock  All profits from the event are donated to the Willow Foundation.

Organisers are keen to source a working party for Friday 27th May and Monday 30th to help spread the load of the ‘set up and clear up’.

To sponsor the event, or to volunteer help with the organisation and set-up please contact

matt@leestock.org or call 07790 431127.