A DEESIDE band is feeling like the cat that got the cream after being invited to share a stage with a chart-topping trio.
The Loving Cup, who met during their days at Connah's Quay High school, are preparing to play to their biggest crowd to date - supporting Atomic Kitten.
'We've never played with anyone famous before, and we absolutely love Atomic Kitten we think they're great,' said vocalist Jaz Livesey.
Loving Cup's Andrew Vickers, slide and lead guitar, Darren Hughes, bass guitar, drummer Dan Curtis, rhythm guitarist Gareth Catterall and Jaz, inspired by the likes of The Rolling Stones and Elvis, will entertain a crowd of more than 8,000 people.
The Liverpool academy outdoor festival will be hosted on the Kittens' home ground in Kirby on August 12 and entry is free.
The Connah's Quay band, who broke on to the circuit two years ago and have attracted interest from major record companies Sony and V2, are rehearsing hard to impress the successful felines, who are currently holding on to the number one spot with their cover version of the Bangles' Eternal Flame.
'We've recently produced a demo CD called Persuasion and the organisers of the event got hold of it,' said Jaz.
'They must have liked what they heard and invited us along to the event. I must admit we were shocked at first, but now it's sunk in we're really excited about it.'
Last year the event attracted more than 8,000 music lovers and organisers predict an even better turnout on Sunday.