Toploader set to headline Reepham music festival

CHART STARS: Toploader will be appearing at this year's Reepham16 music festival.

CHART STARS: Toploader will be appearing at this year's Reepham16 music festival. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of music lovers will be dancing in the Reepham moonlight this summer after chart-toppers Toploader were announced as the headline act for the town's annual music festival.

The band, who had a global hit with Dancing In The Moonlight in 2000, will headline the Reepham16 Summer Music Festival which this year takes place on the weekend of August 13 and 14.

Early bird tickets will be available from next week and fans are being advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Organisers of the event said: 'Building on a solid reputation as one of the region's premier festivals, promoting excellent, quality acts catering for all musical tastes in a charming family friendly environment at an affordable price, Reepham16 is going to be potentially the best yet.

'With Toploader headlining on the Hansells' Stage and a ultra brilliant line up of great acts - we know that we will put on a show that you'll remember.'

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Since forming in 1997 Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album, Onka's Big Moka, sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them four Brit Award nominations.

Dancing in the Moonlight spent over a year in European airplay charts transforming Toploader into a household name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weeks, an incredible 13 years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times. With a reputation as a genuine crowd pleasing live band Toploader have backed the likes Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium.

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They have also appeared at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, T In The Park and Chris Evans's Carfest.

Earlybird weekend tickets go on sale from February 1 and cost £22 for adults and £1 for children.

Pre-event weekend tickets from March 1 cost £24 for adults and £1 children.

Tickets on the gate cost £25 for the weekend for adults and £1 for children.

Camping (Friday, August 12 to Monday, August 15 inclusive) tickets are also available on an earlybird scheme.

Buy from February 1 and a medium pitch costs £19.50 and a large is £39. From March 1 onwards a medium pitch costs £21.50 and a large is £43.

The event has sold out on both tickets and camping for the past three years.

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