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Liverpool icons, Lightning Seeds to play Knowsley Music Festival

by Emily Maguire

***UPDATE – Tickets for Lightning Seeds are now SOLD OUT***

Tickets for Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band, and Lapsley are still available to book here.  

Knowsley Council are excited to announce another stellar gig in the line-up for the 2023 Knowsley Music Festival. Lightning Seeds will be playing at St Chad’s Church in Kirkby on Thursday 9 November 2023.

Lightning Seeds were formed by Ian Broudie in 1989 and became one of the most iconic bands from the 1990s. For Knowsley Music Festival, the band will be performing a one-off, stripped back acoustic set of their glorious and uplifting psychedelic pop classics, playing a selection of their greatest hits such as Pure, The Life of Riley and Lucky You.

Following the release of last year’s critically acclaimed See You In The Stars album and a triumphant Glastonbury set, they will be performing fan favourites from their platinum selling Jollification album and beyond.

The band will be supported by Casino and join Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band, and Lapsley on the festival line up, both of whom are being supported by a roster of incredible musicians, including Rianne, Downey, Astles, Hannah Morgan, Immi Dash and Lazygirl.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that Lightning Seeds will joining this year’s Knowsley Music Festival. St Chad’s church is a breathtaking and intimate venue, and this promises to be a show like no other.

“Events like this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to delivering world-class cultural experiences in the borough, continuing the legacy of our incredible Borough of Culture year in 2022”

In addition to the main music festival line-up, the Knowsley Fringe Music Festival returns, with free shows taking place at venues across the borough. From Motown to Hip Hop and Opera to Rock, there is something for everyone to enjoy. See the full line up here

2022 saw the launch of the first ever Knowsley Music Festival as part of Knowsley’s celebrations in its year as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture. The line up included world renowned artists like China Crisis, Space, The Real Thing and Craig Charles, and made use of some incredible venues including the Shakespeare North Playhouse and St. Chad’s Church.

Lightning Seeds, with support from Casino, are playing at 7pm on Thursday 9 November at St Chad’s Church, Old Hall Lane, Liverpool L32 5TH. Tickets go on sale at 5pm on Wednesday 18 October