THE Boomtown Rats will take the headline slot on Friday night at this year’s Godiva Festival.
Most famous for their 1978 No.1 hits ‘Rat Trap’ and ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’, The Boomtown Rats also had several other songs reach the top ten in the UK Top 40 singles chart during a boom period in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The Irish band will be supported by Space – a band from Liverpool who became known in the mid-1990s with hit singles such as ‘The Ballad of Tom Jones’, ‘Neighbourhood’ and ‘Female of the Species’.
The announcement follows the confirmation that The Charlatans and Mystery Jets will headline the festival on Saturday night.
Bobby Boomtown, AKA Sir Bob Geldof, lead singer of The Boomtown Rats, said: “In the same way Jagger defined the 60s dream by releasing hundreds of butterflies in Hyde Park back in ’69, the Boomtown Rats will be releasing some wasps from a jar and distributing one-size-fits-all wimples at the Godiva Festival.”
Event organisers are hoping this year’s festival will prove just as popular as last year.
The festival is the UK’s largest free family music festival with around 141,000 visitors attending last year.
It will feature its usual mix of live music, comedy, family attractions, outdoor adventures, the giant funfair and market stalls.