‘The Subways’ front man, Billy Lunn has announced he’ll be swapping the summer festival circuit for Stevenage Day when he comes to perform on the Black Star sound stage on 26 August.
Lead singer of popular indie group, ‘The Subways’, Billy is more used to sharing a stage with the likes of the ‘Foo Fighters’, ‘AC/DC’ and ‘The Strokes’, but is set to wow Stevenage on his return from playing at Reading and Leeds festivals.
The band, best known for hits ‘Rock and Roll Queen’ and ‘Oh Yeah’, started out locally and shot to fame after winning a competition to play at Glastonbury festival. This saw them go on to high profile appearances including the Late Show with David Letterman and a variety of UK and international festivals including T in the Park, Download, Glastonbury and San Diego’s Street Scene.
Cllr Howard Burrell, Executive member for Children and Young People, Culture, Sport and Leisure, said, “I’m very proud to welcome a hugely successful and critically acclaimed performer like Billy to Stevenage Day. His music will be a great compliment to a line-up that will have something for everyone.
“With a fantastic mix of performers, great stalls, rides, the day is set to be a very special event for the whole town to enjoy.”
Town centre car parks will be free for the day at The Forum, Aldi, Marshgate, Southgate and St George’s Multi-Storey.
If you would like to get involved, stalls for organisations and performance slots are booking up quick so don’t miss your chance. Get in touch with the council’s Leisure Services Manager on 01438 242206 or visit Stevenage.gov.uk/Stevenage-day for more information and an application form.