Search

Lightning Seeds set to headline at LeeStock music festival in May

10:23 01 March 2014

Lee Dunford (left) and Liam Steer (right) will be remembered at a concert in Sudbury.

Lee Dunford (left) and Liam Steer (right) will be remembered at a concert in Sudbury.

Archant

Organisers of an annual charity music event are hoping their headline act this spring will strike the right chord with festival goers.

The Lightning Seeds, who had a string of hits in the 1990s but are best known for collaborating with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel on the football anthem, Three Lions, will appear at the LeeStock festival in May.

The two-day event, which will take place in the grounds of Long Melford Hall for the second year running, is organised by friends of 21-year-old Sudbury man Lee Dunford, who died in 2006 after a brave battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Since its inception, LeeStock has raised more than £50,000 for The Willow Foundation – a national charity that provides special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.

Mr Dunford, an ex-Sudbury Upper School student, was a keen musician and the charity arranged for him to spend time in a professional recording studio shortly before he died.

The LeeStock festival was initially held at the White Horse in Sudbury’s North Street but as the event gathered momentum, it was moved to a bigger venue.

The event usually attracts more than 1,000 people over the two days and co-organiser Edd Keogh hopes the Lightning Seeds will attract a record crowd this year.

He said: “We are delighted to be announcing the Lightning Seeds as our Saturday headliners.

“They have a great link with football so, in a World Cup year, there could not be a better band for us.”

The Lightning Seeds, headed by frontman Ian Broudie who said he was “looking forward” to coming to Suffolk, will share the stage with a number of local bands.

Tickets are £30 each for the weekend and can be purchased from www.leestock.org

LeeStock is on May 24 and 25.

0 comments

Other popular content

Traffic on the A14 is being diverted using the entrance and exit slip roads. Image: Keith Mindham

The A14 at Bury St Edmunds has reopened after a woman who was spotted on the wrong side of the bridge at junction 44 was talked down by officers.

17:22
Aldeburgh beach was packed with people enjoying the sun on Wednesday 24th August.
L-R Chris and Jane Linford,Jan and Ken Garratt.

With the school summer holidays drawing to an end East Anglia’s tourist hotspots are gearing up for bumper crowds looking to make the most of the bank holiday weekend.

Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the A11 at Barton Mills.

A car has ended up on its roof after a collision involving a van on the A11 near Barton Mills this morning.

Police at the scene of the incident in Birds Green, Rattlesden.

A 73-year-old man arrested following the sudden death of Beryl Mary Taylor at Rattlesden in July has been re-bailed to return to police in November.

Local weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 30°C

min temp: 16°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24