Saturday, 19 September 2009

Additions to Homecoming Live Line-Ups

Three times Brit Award nominee Eddi Reader will perform at Homecoming Live – The Final Fling as she leads the first names to be announced for the Clyde Auditorium on Saturday 28th November. Eddi has enjoyed a flourishing career over the past two decades, both as a member of Fairground Attraction and as a solo artist. She is the perfect addition to the Homecoming Live line up, having proclaimed her love of our nation in 2003 by recording an album of material by Robert Burns, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra – made even more fitting considering that Homecoming Scotland celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of our great Bard.

The amazingly talented Mike Scott will bring his stunning mix of Celtic, rock and folk music to Homecoming Live. Scott will be performing solo material as well as The Music of The Waterboys who count U2’s Bono and The Edge as fans. The band performed with Eddi Reader early in her career and Scott’s performance will be a wonderful reminder of anthemic hits such as The Whole of the Moon and Fisherman’s Blues.

Evelyn Glennie accompanied by Philip Smith will bring the strong, indigenous musical traditions of North-East Scotland to the Clyde Auditorium. Despite being profoundly deaf, Glennie is a virtuoso percussionist who has performed at the Grammy Awards, named Best Studio and Live Percussionist from Rhythm Magazine 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003 & 2004 and Scotswoman of the Decade in 1990. Playing alongside Glennie is classical pianist Philip Smith, making for the perfect accompaniment. Glennie and Smith have been performing together since 1989 when Smith made his BBC Promenade Concert recital debut. Their partnership has continued with appearances worldwide, including recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Center in Washington DC and the Hollywood Bowl.

Next up is singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean who is one of Scotland’s most internationally respected musicians. Dougie has released five albums since 1981 and his tracks have been adapted by many artists over the years, most notably by composer Trevor Jones, making MacLean's The Gael the main theme song for the 1992 film The Last of the Mohicans. One of MacLean’s most iconic recordings is the much-loved Caledonia – one of the most rousing songs in the Scottish canon which has been synonymous with the Homecoming Scotland celebrations.

Across the other Homecoming Live venues, the line-ups are continuing to grow as Codeine Velvet Club – Jon Fratelli’s new outfit with Lou Hickey - is added to the bill in the SECC Hall 3. The band is fast becoming one of Scotland’s hottest new acts and their recent showcase gig at The Classic Grand received 5 star reviews. Also joining them will be Cumbernauld’s favourite brothers The Dykeenies who since signing to King Tut’s Recordings in 2006 have enjoyed continued success. The four piece played to a large audience on the NME/Radio 1 stage at this year’s T in the Park and will be performing tracks from their much anticipated second album for the first time at Homecoming Live.

One of the UK’s most legendary venues, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut will be part of the Homecoming Live activity all weekend playing host to some of Scotland’s most celebrated and hotly-tipped acts. Inspirational indie legends The Pastels will take to the stage along with rock trio 1990’s on Friday 27th November. Sergeant were chosen to support Oasis before their debut album was even released and have received much praise from former Creation Records label guru Alan McGee, making it significant that they will be headlining the very venue where Oasis were discovered by McGee, on Saturday 28th November. The following night, indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks will represent the East Coast performing tracks from their highly acclaimed debut album, These Four Walls.

Homecoming Live is also about creating a great indoor festival atmosphere and bringing friends and family together. Already announced on the bill are Deacon Blue, Hue & Cry, Midge Ure, Lloyd Cole, The Bluebells, James Grant, Kevin McDermott and Tommy Reilly who will be performing in Hall 4. Playing in Hall 3 alongside Codeine Velvet Club and The Dykeenies are The View, Idlewild, The Vaselines, King Creosote and The Law.

Further Homecoming Live line-up announcements will be made when the full programme of the Homecoming Scotland Finale Celebrations are launched on 23 September.

Homecoming Live - The Final Fling is created and produced by DF Concerts with support from Homecoming Scotland and the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.

Tickets for the concerts in SECC Hall 3, SECC Hall 4 and at King Tuts are on sale now while tickets to the Clyde Auditorium go on sale Friday 18th September at 9am. To buy log onto or ticketSOUP on 0844 395 4000

Tickets for the SECC Hall 4 are priced £35.00, £30.00 and £27.50
Tickets for SECC Hall 3 are priced £20.00
Tickets for the Auditorium are priced £30.00, £27.50 and £22.50

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