Electro pop legends The Human League are the Sunday night headliners at Galtres Parklands Festival 2014.
The band described by David Bowie as “the future of pop music” will join Friday headliners Levellers and Bellowhead at the festival’s tenth birthday celebration.
Saturday’s headliners are still to be announced.
The Human League, known best for massive hits including Don’t You Want Me, Fascination and Mirror Man, are credited with influencing artists ranging from Moby to the Pet Shop Boys with their unique and enduring brand of avant-garde electro-pop.
The European tour arranged to mark their ninth studio album Credo was described by the Daily Telegraph as “as a good a night’s entertainment as you are likely to find anywhere on the planet”.
In support will be contemporary electro act Public Service Broadcasting, who bring their innovative mix of archive footage and samples with live performance.
John Otway, Martin Stephenson, The Men They Couldn’t Hang and Chris Helme are among other acts playing at Duncombe Park, Helmsley over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
“Finding the right acts for the Sunday top slots filled last year by The Stranglers and the Undertones was never going to be easy,” said festival director James Houston.
“But we think The Human League are an inspired choice and will be hugely popular with our audience.
“They stand out both for their impressive back catalogue and contemporary recordings, and are complemented wonderfully by Public Service Broadcasting who are the most exciting breakthrough electro act of 2014.
“It’s going to be a fantastic festival finale and a stunning end to our anniversary weekend.”
- Galtres Parklands Festival is at Duncombe Park from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24. More details on the festival website
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