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Simply Red - Sunday Headliner Announced

SIMPLY RED CONFIRM ‘LIVE IN SOMERSET’ SHOW

Simply Red are the latest headliner to be announced for ‘Live in Somerset’ next summer.

Mick Hucknall and his band announced today (Monday 22nd November) that they’re headed to Taunton’s Vivary Park on Sunday 28th August 2022, as part of their Summer ’22 tour.

With over a billion hits on YouTube, having sold over 60 million albums worldwide - five of which were number one in the UK - the band is much-loved for its soul-pop music. Hits include their 1985 classic ‘Holding Back The Years’ as well as ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, which Simply Red took to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989. ‘Fairground’, ‘Angel’ and ‘The Air That I Breathe’ have also been chart hits for the band – in fact, every studio album the band has produced has been a UK top ten hit!

Mick Hucknall commented:

“I’ve spent most of my life going out and singing for people, and it has felt strange not to have that for such a long time. It’s wonderfully inspiriting that people can go and see bands again now, and I can’t wait to get back on stage.”

Mick Hucknall has been the songwriter and bandleader since the beginning in 1985. The current line-up of Simply Red has remained consistent since 2003, and features Ian Kirkham (saxophone), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Dave Clayton (keyboards), Pete Lewinson (drums), Steve Lewinson (bass guitar) and Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute).

Caitlin Brown of concert promoter, LCC Live, which is hosting ‘Live in Somerset’, said:

“We’re thrilled to add Simply Red to our ‘Live in Somerset’ 2022 line-up. I’ve grown up listening to their soulful hits and just can’t wait to see them live in Taunton’s stunning Vivary Park. It’s going to be special!”

‘Live in Somerset’ is a three-evening live music event, which takes place from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August 2022.

Caitlin added:

“’Live in Somerset’ is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend of live music for all the family, even more so now that Simply Red and guests are bringing the event to a close.”

Olly Murs - Friday 26th August 2022

LIVE IN SOMERSET 2022 LAUNCHED WITH OLLY MURS ANNOUNCED AS FIRST HEADLINE ARTIST

Pop superstar, Olly Murs, has been announced as the first headline artist for Live in Somerset, which will take place in Taunton next August.

Known for performing sensational live shows and catchy pop classics, including ‘Grow Up’, ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ and ‘Troublemaker’, Olly Murs will take to the stage at Vivary Park, Taunton on Friday 26th August 2022 and kick-start three consecutive evenings of live music.

Olly Murs is the first artist to be announced for Live in Somerset, which makes its return on Friday 26th August 2022. There will also be shows on Saturday (27th August) and Sunday (28th August) evenings. More details to follow!

Les Kidger of LCC Live, the concert promoter for Live in Somerset, which has brought big names like Status Quo, Will Young, Jools Holland, Kaiser Chiefs, Paloma Faith, Sir Tom Jones and Billy Ocean, to Taunton over the years, is really looking forward to staging events again. He said:

“After a long absence, we can’t wait to get back to Vivary Park in Taunton to stage Live in Somerset. It’s a highlight in our calendar, and next year, it’s going to be extra special! We’ve a couple of years to catch up on!

“We’re delighted to announce Olly Murs as the first headliner of the three evenings of live music. Olly is a born entertainer, and we love working with him. His enthusiasm knows no bounds, and we love the rapport he has with his fans. It’s going to be a great first night of Live in Somerset – come and join us!”

Les added:

“We hope to announce the headline artists for the Saturday and Sunday evenings of Live in Somerset in the coming weeks. Watch this space!”

Olly Murs will be joined by special guests, The Feeling, for his Taunton show at Vivary Park on Friday 26th August 2022.

We love The Feeling and their catchy chart-topping hits including ‘Fill My Little World’, ‘Love it When you Call’ and ‘Set My World on Fire’. They’re going to open the show brilliantly for Olly - it’s going to be a great night with lots of dancing and singing as we kickstart the first of three evenings of live music as part of Live in Somerset. Come and join us!

Live In Somerset Dates & Tickets

18:00

Friday

26 Aug

2022

Olly Murs - Live in Somerset

Taunton Vivary Park

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18:00

Sunday

28 Aug

2022

Simply Red - Live in Somerset

Taunton Vivary Park

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