Madness, Kelis, The Waterboys and Tinchy Stryder play Northern Lights festival
- The List
- 30 May 2011
New Aberdeen music festival boasts Edwyn Collins and Paloma Faith
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.