Human League and Neville Staple thrill thousands as Bingley Music Live is launched (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Human League and Neville Staple thrill thousands as Bingley Music Live is launched
Thousands of music fans descended on Bingley’s Myrtle Park tonight for the first night of the district’s biggest live event.
Bingley Music Live started with a bang with an evening of music featuring 80s synth pop legends the Human League, who attracted a huge crowd of people of all ages. Enjoying the hit packed set were people who would have remembered them the first time around to teenagers who wouldn’t have been born when their band released their biggest hits.
Songs like Fascination and Don’t You Want Me led to ecstatic reaction from the already lively crowd. Getting a band that have sold 20 million records in their long career was a coup.
Highly-tipped indie band Frankie and the Heartstrings kicked off the weekend’s music.At just 18, singer Nina Nesbitt was the youngest act at the festival, but didn’t let the pressure get to her.
Rockabilly band Katmen are the perfect example of how Bingley Music Live has grown to become one of the most diverse festivals.
They were followed by the Neville Staple Band, named after founder and former Specials and Fun Boy Three member Neville Staple, and his performance of his old bands ska classics like Ghost Town led to some of the biggest sing alongs of the night. It led him to tell the crowd they were “better than I thought you’d be.”
But while crowds flocked to the main stage, the second stage still got plenty of attention, with headliners The Dunwells proving a local success story.
The band, from Pudsey, have recorded and toured in the US.
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