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Britpop favourites to headline Moray music festival

Rick Witter is the lead singer with Britpop band Shed Seven.
Rick Witter is the lead singer with Britpop band Shed Seven.

Leading Britpop singers from the 1990s will headline a music festival in Keith this summer.

Rick Witter from Shed Seven and Tommy Scott from Space will share top billing at the inaugural Friendly Fest in Keith.

Hundreds of revellers are expected to pack the football pitch at Kynoch Park for the event in May.

Organiser Russell Aitchison set up the bash in Keith, which is known as the “Friendly Town”, as an alternative to large commercial festivals.

He said: “We are over the moon to have secured the lead singers from Shed Seven, Space and The Seahorses.

“These artists played a huge part in one of the most important periods in British music history.

“Rick and Tommy tour regularly with their bands, so fans are in for a real treat.”

Shed Seven and Space were key bands in the Britpop scene of the 1990s, and have 23 top 40 hits between them.

The festival will be held on Saturday, May 5 in a giant marquee on the football pitch at Keith FC’s Kynoch Park – with musicians performing all day. The festival will also have various open air areas, including a gin bar.

Party-goers can look forward to Mr Witter performing a DJ set, and Mr Scott playing a solo set.

Mr Aitchison said, “We could never have imagined we’d have such a strong line up for our first festival in Keith.”

Friendly Fest will also feature cover band The Complete Stone Roses, as well as up and coming local singers.

Mr Aitchison, who also runs the Enjoy music festival in Aberdeen, chose to start a new festival in Keith because of the depth of talent in the area and to attract music fans from between Inverness and the Granite City.

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