The Who and Keane to headline new festival
Photographer: Bob Rose08 February 2007
The legendary '70s rockers will play the Knowsley Park Music Festival on Saturday, 23 June, before almost certainly headlining Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, 24 June.
The double-header weekend will close the curtain on the band's reunion world tour (aside from a festival appearance at Roskilde two weeks later), with guitarist Pete Townsend previously stating that the best would be saved for last if he got his wish to headline Glastonbury Festival.
Fans will now get a first chance to see if that's the case when they headline the brand new Knowsley Park Music Festival, which is set to unfold in the landscaped gardens of Knowsley Hall, Liverpool, on 23-24 June.
Other bands already confirmed for the two-day extravaganza include The Coral, The View and Pete Wylie and the Mighty Wah on the Saturday.
On Sunday, headliners Keane will be joined by local faves The Zutons, with many more acts to be confirmed for both days.
Tickets will go on sale here at 9am on Monday, 12 February, priced £70 for the weekend, £42.50 on Saturday and £37.50 on Sunday. There will also be 'gold circle' and hospitality deals.
Up to 80,000 are expected to flock to Knowsley Park over the two days, however there will be no camping permitted. The event is being organised by the team behind Creamfields and Rock Ness and the production team behind Bestival, and is set to become an annual fixture.
Organiser James Barton, CEO of Cream, said: "This city has an amazing musical heritage and I know how important it is to the people of Liverpool that tradition is preserved especially as we move ever closer to The Capital Of Culture year.
"Building on the success that Cream & Creamfields has achieved I am proud to announce this new show and hope that the people of Liverpool will show their support and enjoy what we know will be a great weekend of music."
Stay posted for more on the Knowsley Park Music Festival.