The Selecter Sets The Tone For Coast Fest 2024

Issue 98

Coast Fest 2024 Announces The Selecter as the headliner for the Saturday of the North Shields weekend long festival (June 21 to 23rd)

Led by Pauline Black,OBE, The Selecter is set to bring an electrifying performance to the festival stage, captivating audiences with their unique blend of ska, punk, and new wave influences.

As a pioneering force in the music industry, The Selecter has left an indelible mark with their innovative approach and timeless hits. The Selecter were a leading player of 2 Tone music, the late 1970s and early 1980s genre that mixed ska with the energy of punk rock. The band’s debut album, Too Much Pressure mixed ska, reggae and punk rock and their singles On My Radio, Missing Words, and Too Much Pressure achieved good chart success.

The Selecter adds to the weekend line up which sees Badly Drawn Boy headlining on the Sunday alongside local talent Hector Gannet.

Building on last year’s debut festival, organiser John Milton Peacock said: “The Selecter are an amazing band, vibrant and full of energy and their music will appeal to everyone. The 2 Tone bands have a well-deserved reputation for entertaining and Pauline Black is no exception. It’s a huge addition to our line-up which is getting better all the time.

In 2024, Coast Fest will embrace a fully family-friendly approach, welcoming parents and guardians to bring children on-site to enjoy music, activities, and special guest performers. The festival will also reintroduce its wheelchair viewing platform, enabling individuals with mobility issues to savour the festival atmosphere and all it has to offer.

Tickets are available from www.skiddle.com/festivals/coast-fest

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