Indie act to follow classical proms in the square with free pop party
IT'S going to be an extra "Ordinary" night.
Chart-topping Indie band The Ordinary Boys are coming to Huddersfield for a great free gig on May 25.
Kirklees Council announced today The Ordinary Boys will take top billing in the first-ever 'People's Party' in St George's Square, expected to attract thousands.
It's planned as a celebration to start the Spring Bank Holiday weekend and will use the same stage that 24 hours earlier will host The People's Prom, featuring the world-famous Huddersfield Choral Society.
Their concert, also featuring the Orchestra of Opera North, is to celebrate a Royal visit to the town by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
Council officials hope the concert will build on the mood of regeneration and celebration of all that's good and vibrant in Huddersfield, as it follows on from the 'People's Prom' the night before.
It will offer a contrast to the classical music performances from the previous night.
Clr Ken Sims, the council's Cabinet member for regeneration, said: "As a council we are keen to stage a broad variety of entertainment which will appeal to a range of diverse audiences and at the same time put Huddersfield on the map as a vibrant place for everyone to enjoy".
The Ordinary Boys, are known for their anthemic hit single Boys Will Be Boys and other notable tracks including Maybe Someday, Talk Talk Talk, and Seaside. They are about to release their third album filled with straight-up, razor-sharp, pop-punk tunes and are now sitting comfortably at the top of their game.
The Ordinary Boys have a fiercely loyal and devoted following of fans who have christened themselves 'The Ordinary Army' and frequently swap notes on the band's website forum.
Their gigs are always sold out and enjoyed by all who attend.
Lead singer, Preston will be recognised by Celebrity Big Brother fans for his appearance in the reality TV show and for his subsequent marriage to Chantelle, fellow contestant and winner of the series.
The People's Party event will commence with energy-charged sets from support bands The Courteeners, Situationists and main support act, The Dykeenies.
There will also be dj sets during changeovers on stage.
Clr Sims added: "This is definitely one event set to get the public dancing and pulses racing. It is certainly not to be missed !
"The People's Party is a fantastic opportunity to bring a well-known band with universal appeal to Huddersfield. It also gives some outstanding bands a chance to showcase their talents in a fabulous setting."