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10cc to headline Gig For Life 2017 along with Maverick Sabre, Toploader and Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young.

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Date published: 24th Feb 2017



LEGENDARY rock band 10cc, will headline Kent?s one-day family music festival ON 27 MAY.

The witty, lyrical 70s rockers lead an impressive line-up of musical talent at Gig for Life on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. Also headlining is Maverick Sabre, the edgy, soul singer, rapper and Brit Award nominee, along with alternative rockers Toploader and Americana group Los Pacaminos, featuring Paul Young.

The chart-topping names will be joined by local musical talent for Gig for Life, a one-day music event for 10,000 people, at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood. The event, on May 27, is raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Local talent appearing at Gig for Life includes Kent-based rock band The Standard Lamps, singer/songwriter Steffan James and the folky, harmonious Arcelia.

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc is one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure, with their current live incarnation still able to sell-out major concert halls.

With eleven Top 10 hits, including three No 1s ? Rubber Bullets, I?m Not In Love and Dreadlock Holiday ? it?s no surprise the band has sold 15 million albums in the UK alone.

Co-founder Graham Gouldman, who leads the current line-up, puts 10cc?s longevity down to the quality and individuality of the songs. ?They don?t seem to date ? they?re original. We never followed any trend, we simply wrote for our own pleasure. The fact that the songs are being played as often on the radio today as they ever were,shows how true that is,? he said.

Event Director David Rivers said: ?I?m absolutely thrilled 10cc is headlining Gig for Life. Their music, like the festival, is all about having fun together. We?ve got a stonking good line-up which covers all musical tastes. It?s a family festival with something for everyone and we hope it will create some wonderful memories.?