Acid jazz band Incognito added to Sunderland festival bill

Acid jazz stalwarts Incognito have been added to the bill for Sunniside Live.

Monday, 13th March 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:09 am
Incognito

It’s been announced today that the group, whose hits include Don’t You Worry About A Thing and Always There, will share the top of the bill for the Friday night of the event with Heather Small from M People.

They’ll cap off the first night of the festival, which returns to Sunniside Gardens for a third year, on July 7 before Happy Mondays headline the following night.

The acid jazz project has deep roots in the 1970s jazz/funk/soul world and was formed in 1979 by Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick and Paul “Tubbs” Williams.

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In 2014, the band celebrated its 35th birthday and the release of their 16th studio album.

Sunniside Live’s Sean Maddison, who organises the event with Helen Davies, said: “It’s great to welcome Incognito to the bill on the Friday night, they really fit in with the rest of the line-up and are a great live act.

“We’d encourage people to buy their tickets early rather than leaving it until a couple of days before as the more tickets we sell, the more acts we can add to the event.”

For the first time this year the home-grown event will run across two days, with live music from late afternoon on Friday and all day and night on the Saturday.

It’s hoping to attract a capacity crowd of 4,000 people each day to see acts including The Farm, K Klass, Allister Whitehead, Chris Helme from The Seahorses and local acts Social Room and Lord Swans.

•Friday and Saturday tickets, priced from £14, as well as weekend tickets, are available to buy now from the festival website http://sunnisidelive.co.uk/