August 5, 2008
Festival’s 10-Hour Feast of Music
By Philip Key's
BRITPOP stars Shed Seven and festival favourites The Levellers will be the headline acts at Saturday's free Eclectica Music Festival, in St Helens.
The concert in Victoria Square will start at noon.
It will provide nearly 10 hours of exciting and innovative entertainment, combining established acts and flourishing new talent.
Shed Seven will be delving into their extensive back catalogue, including the classics Going for Gold, Chasing Rainbows and Getting Better.
Eclectica will be a key date in the Levellers' calendar for 2008, their 20th anniversary, just two days before they get ready to release their latest album, Letters from the Underground.
Support will be provided by Merseyside up-and-comers The Maybes? and Amsterdam.
The latter have already had a very successful 2008, with acclaimed festival performances and live gigs.
St Helens bands appearing include The Cubical, Genghis Grimes, The Hang Project, Red Orchestra, Mama Beani, Silent Thunder and Ariel Chambers.
Liverpool bands The Little Hydes and Beaker Folk of the Bronze Age complete the line-up.
Following the festival, the St Helens Citadel is hosting an official Eclectica party.
Tickets are pounds 10 from the box office (phone 01744 735436) or visit www.citadel.org.uk
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