Pop legends Wet Wet Wet are set to replace Roxette at Tatton Park’s annual lakeside concerts this summer.

The Glasgow foursome will join Tom Jones and classical symphony orchestra Hallé in the musical line-up for July’s Concert by the Lake, after 80s band Roxette were f orced to pull out due to health reasons.

Now in their 29th year, Wet Wet Wet recently made a comeback with their Big Picture tour, playing to packed venues across the UK and receiving five star ratings from critics.

They are due to perform in Cheshire on Friday, July 29, and audiences can expect to hear some of the band's best known hits including Sweet Little Mystery, Goodnight Girl as well as their biggest hit, Love Is All Around which spent 15 weeks at number one back in 1994.

The concert series, presented by music promoters Cuffe and Taylor and Neil O’Brien Entertainment, follows in the footsteps of the successful Tatton Park Picnic Concert which has drawn thousands of music fans to Tatton in previous summers.

Soundtrack to youth

Director Peter Taylor said: “Wet Wet Wet are one of the most successful British pop bands of all time. Having performed for three decades their songs have provided a soundtrack to many people’s youth and beyond, and they sound as fresh and as vibrant today as they ever have.

“Their recent UK tour was fantastic and proved, once again, that they are an incredible live act with an almost unequalled jukebox of classic pop hits which everyone knows and loves.

“Having the boys perform at Tatton Park on July 29 further enhances the fantastic line up for the three day festival. We are of course saddened that Roxette could not join us but are sure that people will be delighted with this outstanding new addition to the bill.”

Tickets for Wet Wet Wet cost £45 and go on sale at 9am on Friday May 6 from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991.

Anyone who purchased tickets for Roxette will be able to transfer them for the Wet Wet Wet gig or can obtain a full refund by going directly through the ticket agent they booked with.