10cc are festival stars

One of the most successful and influential bands of the 1970s – 10cc – has been named as the closing act for this year's Holt Summer Festival.

The group has more than 30 million album sales worldwide and 11 top ten UK singles to its names from the breakthrough number two hit Donna in 1972, to

the haunting I'm Not In Love in 1975 and their final chart topper Dreadlock Holiday in 1978.

They will perform at the closing concert of the festival programme in the Theatre in the Woods at Gresham's School on Saturday July 30.

In the current incarnation of the band songwriter and frontman Graham Gouldman and long-term band members Rick Fenn and Paul Burgess are joined by Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens, who is musical director for Take That, to play all the hits.

Before forming 10cc Gouldman was a million selling songwriter for the likes of The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits, Neil Sedaka, Wayne Fontana and Cher.

Festival chairman Delaval Astley said: 'It's a testament to the reputation that the festival has established in just 2 years that we have attracted one of the greatest and most individual and innovative pop/rock outfits of the past 40 years to perform in Holt.'

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Tickets for the 8pm concert costing �29.95 are available from Bakers and Larners Holt and via www.bakersandlarners.co.uk

The third Holt Festival runs from Sunday 24th to Saturday 30 July 2011. The full programme of events will be announced later this month and there will be lots more big name and exciting events encompassing music, theatre, comedy, art, dance, film, poetry, street performances and kid's shows.


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