Band prepare to drive you crazy

By Alison Stephenson in Events

FINE Young Cannibals have been announced as final act for a festival at Newton Abbot Racecourse this summer.

The chart-topping 80s band will complete the star-studded line-up of acts performing at the Sounds of the Summer Festival.

The band, whose hits include She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing, will join a line-up that includes reggae royalty UB40, 90s pop group All Saints and 80s rock/pop band China Crisis.

Fine Young Cannibals were one of the biggest bands of the 80s and scored a number one album both at home and in America with their 1988 release The Raw And The Cooked. In 1990 the band won two Brit awards for best British group and best British album.

Sounds of the Summer is the third major concert hosted by Newton Abbot Racecourse.

Headlining at the open-air festival will be award-winning band UB40, who have sold more than 70-million records worldwide with hits including Red Red Wine and Rat in Mi Kitchen.

New Wave English pop/rock band China Crisis will open the show ahead of a special performance by 90s girl band All Saints who are back together and adding to their massive success, which includes 12-million record sales, five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums and two Brit awards.

Patrick Masterson, managing director at Newton Abbot Racecourse, said: ‘Securing Fine Young Cannibals to perform at our 2017 festival has just been the icing on the cake. Their distinct sound and upbeat songs will be a great compliment to our other acts and should really get the audience up and dancing. Be prepared to have a brilliant time!’

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