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The Boomtown Rats to headline Lechlade Festival

Where: Riverside Park, A361 Highworth Road, Lechlade, GL7 3AL

When: Friday, May 22, to Sunday, May 24, 2020

Organisers of the Lechlade Festival are "absolutely thrilled" to announce the iconic Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats as their 2020 Sunday night headliner.

Fronted by lead singer Bob Geldof, The Boomtown Rats had a string of chart hits in the 1970s and 80s including the number 1s Rat Trap and I Don't Like Mondays.

Other top 20 hits included Banana Republic, Lookin' After No. 1, Mary of the 4th Form, Someone's Looking at You, Like Clockwork and She's So Modern.

The multi-award winning, family-friendly Lechlade Festival returns for its 10th anniversary year over the May bank holiday weekend.

It offers three days of live music and family entertainment with over 100 bands and performers, burlesque, comedy and much more.

The intoxicating line-up features emerging bands from around the UK and Europe. Be prepared to discover new favourites and exciting new bands and talent.

A packed programme of free workshops for kids and adults include circus skills, music and dance, crafts and relaxation.

The shopping village offers all manner of temptation and a wide selection of food stalls offers something for everyone. Rides, games and costumed characters keep the kids entertained.

Very Early Bird tickets ends November 30. Children 16 and under go free, although they must be accompanied by a responsible adult (25+) bearing a valid adult ticket.

For more information see the Lechlade Festival website.

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