Original Jam member Bruce Foxton's band top the bill at the Riverside Park event with The Lambrettas and Secret Affair also on the line-up.
From The Jam, featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, are touring the UK with their The Public Gets What The Public Wants 2015 Tour, stopping off to headline a Mod revival at Chester-le-Street’s Riverside Park on Sunday, May 24.
From The Jam have gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago.
Those going to the Chester-le- Street festival can expect to hear classic The Jam hits such as’ Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’, ‘Going Underground’, ‘Town Called Malice’ and ‘The Modern World’ as well as some live favourites and songs from Bruce’s solo career.
“It is great for us to announce that Bruce Foxton will bring the ‘Mod’ sound to the Riverside for our first major gig“ said the organiser of the one-day festival Carl Marshall.
“His band The Jam are an iconic group from that era and we know the people of the area will love the music and the setting we have for the festival.”
The late 70’s early 80’s theme continues on the stage with The Lambrettas who with original members Doug Sanders, Paul Wincer, Mark Ellis and Jez Bird, came to prominence with their cover of ‘Poison Ivy’ and had follow up hits with ‘Go Steady’ and ‘Beat Boys in the Jet Age’.
From then, fast forward to 2009, and the anniversary of Quadrophenia. Doug and Paul were asked if they would get back together to do a short set at a Modrophenia event in Brighton.
They were joined by Phil Edwards on guitar and Chris Venzi-James on bass. After the Brighton gig it was clear that they were back together permanently.
Secret Affair will also be on stage during the day following the success of last year’s 35th classic mod song ‘Time For Action’ brought the band to the public in 1979 and with songs such as ‘Let Your Heart Dance’ and ‘My World’ established
them with the youth of the day. Secret Affair continue to perform throughout 2015 and will be having a reunion of sorts in County Durham as they had their
first gig as a support act for The Jam in February 1979.
General Admission Tickets for the festival are available £35 from www.riversidelive.org