Madness, Kelis, The Waterboys and Tinchy Stryder play Northern Lights festival

New Aberdeen music festival boasts Edwyn Collins and Paloma Faith

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This article is from 2011.

Madness, Kelis, The Waterboys and Tinchy Stryder play Northern Lights festival

Kelis

Introducing a brand new contender to Scotland’s expanding festival scene, as Northern Lights welcomes an unexpectedly star-packed line-up to Seaton Park, a public field on the north of Aberdeen’s city centre. As well as the acts mentioned below there’ll be sets from The Waterboys, Idlewild, Edwyn Collins, Tinchy Stryder and a secret special guest, which seems to suggest that the mainstream appeal of T in the Park or Rock Ness is what the organisers are aiming for. It’s a bill which indicates they’re determined to hit the ground running, although it also confirms a currently developing identity. Still, Aberdonians are nothing if not good at throwing a party, so don’t be surprised if it stays the course.

Line-up: Madness, Kelis, Maximo Park, Paloma Faith, Noisettes

Plus: Budget price, big-budget line-up
Minus: An unknown quantity

Seaton Park, Aberdeen, Sat 30 & Sun 31 Jul, Price: £90 weekend, £50 per day, camping included.

This article is from 2011.

Madness

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Falkirk Stadium

Fri 4 Aug

£42.90–£60.50 / 01324 618740

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees

Fri 18 Aug

£45 (£15; Children £6) / 01740 620253

  • 16:00 Madness Hardwick Hall Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees

Lytham Green, Lytham St. Annes

Sat 5 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £35 / 0844 880 6614

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