Texfest announces The Pigeon Detectives and The South

Texfest announces The Pigeon Detectives and The South

The Pigeon Detectives and The South are the latest names to join the line-up for Leicestershire’s newest music festival, Texfest, which is taking place from Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2018 at Market Harborough Showground.

The Pigeon Detectives have recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Wait For Me, and the indie rock band from Leeds are still very close to people’s hearts. Hit singles including “I’m Not Sorry” and “Everybody Wants Me” saw the band become regulars at Leeds & Reading Festivals and touring with the likes of James and Kaiser Chiefs. Now, following their recent 10th anniversary tour, the band are back for more festival fun at Texfest in 2018.

Also joining the growing line-up will be The South, featuring ex-Beautiful South vocalist, Alison Wheeler. Festival go-ers can expect a set packed full of Beautiful South hits including “Rotterdam”, “Don’t Marry Her” and “Perfect 10”. When The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet and now Alison tours with a number of other original members to keep the band’s fantastic back catalogue of hits alive.

They’ll join a Texfest line-up which already includes Example & DJ Wire, We Are Scientists, The Hoosiers, Tinchy Stryder, Nick Grimshaw (DJ set), Beans on Toast and Lewis Watson. Reggie and Bollie are also on hand for the family entertainment, with plenty still to be announced!

Early Bird tickets are on sale now priced at £90 for the weekend and will remain at this price to enable customers to snap them up for Christmas. Student tickets are priced at £80 and kids under 12 go free. Customers can also upgrade their tickets with VIP and glamping options.

To buy tickets and for more information please visit www.texfest.co.uk.

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