Feb 24 2011 by Chester Chronicle
SOME of the biggest stars in pop and rock this summer have signed up to Chester Rocks.
The new two-day outdoor music festival at Chester Racecourse in July will feature artists ranging from punk legend Iggy Pop to pop superstar Taio Cruz.
Chester Rocks’ Saturday, July 2, line-up includes: Taio Cruz, McFly, The Saturdays, Sugababes, The Wanted, Eliza Doolittle and Stephen Langstaff.
Sunday’s (July 3) line-up includes: Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Echo and The Bunnymen, Lightning Seeds, Tommy Scott and the Red Scare.
And the organisers have promised even more big names will be announced in the coming months.
Richard Thomas, chief executive of the Chester Race Company Ltd, said: “Chester Rocks is shaping up to be one of the main events in the North West this summer. Everybody at the racecourse is very excited to be hosting the first year of the two day festival.
“The line-up for the two days has really got something for everyone from McFly and The Wanted through to the godfather of punk – Iggy Pop. Š
“The festival will be an important addition to the city’s events calendar for 2011 and will bring approximately 40,000 people into Chester across the weekend with many of them staying in the city overnight, shopping and visiting local restaurants.”
Tickets for the Saturday or Sunday are £47.50 each or £85 for both days, they will go on general sale on Tuesday, March 1, from 9am and are available from www.chester-rocks.co.uk or by calling 01244 304 610.