AN iconic British band has been added to the line-up of popular Cumbrian music event Solfest.

The Lightning Seeds round off a jam-packed programme for next month's festival, being confirmed as headliners alongside the previously-announced The Fratellis.

The indie outfit are the best-known act included in the final wave of acts added to the bill.

Back in vogue with their iconic chart-topping football anthem Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home), which has seen a resurgence this year with the World Cup and reaching number one in the singles chart, they also have an impressive back catalogue of catchy tunes.

Throughout the 90s they had multiple top 10 hits and high charting albums.

Other acts added to the line-up during the final wave include the globetrotting, genre-hoping electronica outfit Loonaloop, the big beat muscle ensemble Grinny Grandad, Jungle DJ and producer Dead Man’s Chest, plus hundreds of other artists over 10 stages.

They join acts such as Goldie Lookin' Chain, Slamboree, Shooglenifty, Wille and the Bandits, The Lucid Dream and Will Varley, making it an eclectic mix once again.

Nathan Sutherland, one of the Solfest organisers, said: "With us adding The Lightning Seeds to an already packed line-up, we are really excited about what is in store for everyone at Solfest this year.

"I would say this is the most ambitious line-up we have put together in quite some time, especially with having two absolutely legendary bands in The Fratellis and The Lightning Seeds. The Drystone main stage is going to have some good sing-a-longs this year for sure.

"As well as the big names, we have kept in the main to our independent grass-roots so you can still expect the same chilled out environment and a break from the corporate bustle of a lot of festivals around now."

Solfest takes place at Tarns, near Aspatria, from Friday August 24 to Sunday 26.

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