James to headline Heritage Live, London's first big post-lockdown outdoor gig

27 May 2021, 10:40 | Updated: 27 May 2021, 11:09

James' Tim Booth in 2019
James are set to headline the opening night of Heritage Live. Picture: Mariano Regidor/Redferns/Getty

By Jenny Mensah

The Manchester band will top the bill at the opening night of the summer of concerts, with special guests Feeder, Maxïmo Park, The Snuts and more.

James has been confirmed to headline the opening night of Heritage Live's series of summer concerts.

Their gig, which will take place on Thursday 24 June, will see them play one of the first post-lockdown outdoor shows in the UK and the first in London.

Taking place just three days after the official end of national lockdown, the Tim Booth and co will be joined by special guests Feeder, Maxïmo Park and The Snuts.

Also joining them will be Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Sherlocks and Cruel Hearts Club, with indie DJs Shiiine On getting the party started from 3pm.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster

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James to headline Kenwood Live 2021. Picture: Press

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James frontman Tim Booth says: "Right now James are in a fully tested Covid bubble rehearsing for this concert. You never really value some things until you’ve lost them -so now, to be playing together in a room, to be coming to play to an audience, to be working with all the people who put on these amazing events, things we used to take for granted - we are re-appreciating in a deep way. As one of the first concerts out of lockdown, this will be a massive celebration. Let's have a party!"

Heritage Live organiser Giles Cooper says: “After 15 months of lockdown and restrictions, this event really will be a resounding statement that live music is back in our lives at last!  Audiences, artists, staff and crew have been itching to get back to what they love and I’ve no doubt this will be a fantastic celebration of what’s great about live music! It certainly will be a concert that’s remembered for many years to come and we really can’t wait!”

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