The Christians announced as special guests at Human League charity gig in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice
Liverpool pop-soul band The Christians have been announced as the special guests when eighties chart-toppers The Human League perform at Hoghton Tower near Preston this summer.
The group, who celebrated their 25th anniversary last year with a new album ‘Speed of Life’, will perform at the first Symphony at the Tower concert on Friday July 5, organised in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.
The six-piece band – behind popular tunes including Harvest for the World, Ideal World, Forgotten Town and a charity single collaboration of Ferry Cross the Mersey – will get the party started with their unique blend of soul, pop and rock ahead of The Human League’s performance.
The following night, on Saturday July 6, singing sensation Aled Jones will perform – accompanied by Sophie Evans, from the BBC show Over The Rainbow, and the Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra.
The two-day event will come to a spectacular finale with a fabulous firework display on the Saturday, accompanied by the live 32-piece orchestra.
The two-night line-up is a huge boost for the annual Symphony event – which last year had to be cancelled due to heavy rainfall. Hospice bosses were devastated at being forced to call off the popular fundraiser, but the conditions meant it was unsafe to go ahead.
Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Income Generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’re delighted to announce The Christians as special guests at our first Symphony at the Tower ‘pop night’ on Friday July 5.
“It promises to be a fun night of great music which has a brand new appeal compared to our traditional Symphony concerts. We hope the brilliant line-up will appeal to new audiences from the across the area, who can enjoy a fabulous night out whilst raising money to fund the specialised care and support St Catherine’s Hospice provides.”
Lead singer Garry Christian said the band was thrilled to be performing at Symphony at the Tower.
He said: “How could anyone refuse when invited to raise money for a hospice such as St Catherine’s? It’s always a pleasure to perform and more so when in the company of The Human League and for a great cause – we’re really looking forward to a great night.”
For tickets for the concerts – including VIP tickets and weekend tickets – click here.
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