The Darkness to headline Grillstock 2017Posted on: 17 Mar 2017
The flamboyant noughties favourites will close out the Sunday night of this year’s Grillstock, the music/barbecue festival which is to take over Lloyds Amphitheatre on the 1st and 2nd of July.
The Darkness singlehandedly sprang an unprecedented ‘70s revival on an unsuspecting generation in the early noughties, when quick-hipped frontman Justin Hawkins dragged hair and high notes back into the stratosphere, quite literally kicking and screaming.
And it seems the good folks at Grillstock still very much believe in a thing called love, as they have booked the glam-rocking four-piece as their headliners for the Sunday night of their festival, where the bells won’t be allowed to end until the very last.
Hawkins and co. are the first act announcement to be made for this year’s festival, which sees their trademark symbiosis of ‘meat, music and mayhem’ return to the Lloyds Amphitheatre for the first weekend in July.
Offering a bill of music that is only matched by its culinary accompaniment, there will be as much to feast your ears on as there is to sink your teeth into. Last year’s festival saw headline performances from Levellers and the Stranglers, with the Mouse Outfit and the Cuban Brothers also playing across the weekend.
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