Summer Days Festival Announces Echo & The Bunnymen as Final Headliner

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 Echo & The Bunnymen

Many more big names join the line-up including Everything Everything, Circa Waves, The Lightning Seeds & Shed Seven

Summer Days – the UK’s newest boutique music and food festival – has unveiled its Saturday night headline act and a host of other artists across the weekend.

Topping the bill on the Saturday night and providing a spectacular finale for the inaugural Summer Days festival are iconic new wave rockers Echo & The Bunnymen. Having set the tone for UK alternative rock since 1980 with seminal albums including Crocodiles, Porcupine and Ocean Rain, along with hit singles The Cutter, The Killing Moon, Silver, Seven Seas and The Back of Love, Echo & The Bunnymen’s Summer Days climax is sure to be a highlight of the festival.

Also joining the Saturday line-up are avant-garde pop innovators Everything Everything, highly acclaimed upcoming indie-rockers Circa Waves, Ian Broudie’s legendary Lightning Seeds along with Britpop favourite and former Cast frontman John Power.

Freshly added to the Friday line-up headed by Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Caro Emerald – are cult indie popsters Shed Seven, alt-dance maestros The Farm, the darkly humorous indie-dance crossover Space and former Special and original rude boy Neville Staple and his band.

Performing throughout the week is creator of the legendary Blitz Club DJ Rusty Egan.

Summer Days organizer John Tyrrell: “We’re delighted to announce these additions for Summer Days Festival. There are some incredible artists across the three days and there really is something for everyone.

“We’ve still got some surprises up our sleeves with more acts and experiences to announce so watch this space. Summer Days is going to be truly spectacular!”


Summer Days is a three-day boutique music and food festival in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle - one of the North’s most beautiful and unique locations. With two live stages featuring more than 30 artists, a locally sourced gourmet food village and a dedicated real ale area there is much, much more still to be announced. 

Published on 13 April 2016 by Ben Robinson

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