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

New Aberdeen music festival boasts Edwyn Collins and Paloma Faith


This article is from 2011.

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


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.


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£49.50 (Children £8.80)

Clapham Common, London SW4

Mon 28 Aug

£39.38 (Children free)

Falkirk Stadium

Fri 4 Aug

£42.90–£60.50 / 01324 618740

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