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Tinchy Stryder and Buzzcocks headline Cockermouth Rock Festival

Punk icons Buzzcocks, recent chart topper Tinchy Stryder and cult festival band The Subways will play this year’s Cockermouth Rock Festival on July 20-22.

Tinchy Stryder rose to popularity with the song Take Me Back, which reached number three in the UK singles chart.

He then released Number 1, a collaboration with N-Dubz, which entered the UK chart at number one and had a second number one with Never Leave You, with Amelle Berrabah from girl group Sugababes.

His latest single Bright Lights, with Pixie Lott, has been riding high in the top 10.

Buzzcocks are an iconic punk rock band from Bolton who achieved success with the widely covered Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).

Led by Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle on guitar and vocals, the band has performed several times since they officially split in 2006.

In 2005, Welwyn Garden City three-piece, The Subways crashed onto the UK rock scene with their, now cult, debut album Young For Eternity and international party mix tape classic Rock & Roll Queen.

Five consecutive years at Reading and Leeds festival along with appearances at Glastonbury and T in the Park quickly cemented their reputation as festival favourites.

Dr and the Medics are also performing. They rose to fame in the 1980s and are best known for the number one hit Spirit in the Sky.

The CockRock committee said the band would perform classic covers such as Timewarp, Kids in America, I'm a Believer, Proud Mary and She Sells Sanctuary, as well as their number one.

Goldie Lookin’ Chain, who headlined the festival last year, enjoyed it so much that Rhys and Eggsy are coming back to be DJs.

The line-up also includes adopted West Cumbrians The Lottery Winners, Chris Helme, festival favourites Pikey Beatz and dozens of local bands like Five and Dangerous, Cat Like Thief, Colt 45 and Solway Deltas.

Clint Stamper, CockRock chairman, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce these big name artists for the festival.

“We’ve also invested a lot into improving attractions across the whole site.
“We hope that this combined with our low ticket prices ensures an affordable but equally fantastic festival for all the family, and there’s still more bands to be announced!”

Tickets are available from the Times & Star office, 21-23 Oxford Street, Workington.

Have your say

Tynchy Stryder! Pants.

Posted by Rich on 31 March 2012 at 19:17

Buzzcocks are great live, can't wait... Gallows were fantastic last year but this might just top it.

Posted by Yogg on 30 March 2012 at 20:57

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