The bassist of one of the North East’s most celebrated indie rock bands Little Comets has urged their legion of loyal followers to attend this year’s Chase Park Festival as the band looks forward to another memorable homecoming show.
Matt Hall, who is still reflecting on the success of the band’s major arena supporting tour with rock high risers Catfish and the Bottlemen, has said this year’s gathering at the new location of Saltwell Park will be one of the highlights of their 2017 calendar and cannot wait to hit the main stage alongside a lineup that boasts the likes of The Coral and fellow North East acts Cattle & Cane and Boy Jumps Ship.
The North East’s “Festival For Everyone”, which has gold level access for both disabled music fans and musicians, will take place on Saturday 26 August set to the backdrop of Saltwell Park’s Victorian splendour, and with tickets selling fast, Matt believes it’s an all-family event that the region’s musos can’t afford to miss.
He said: “I’m going to be a dad very soon so I’m hoping that Chase Park Festival will be his first gig”
“If my first gig had The Coral on the line-up and my Dad’s band, I would be pretty happy with that!”
“I think he will just be chilling backstage with his Mam while we’re doing our thing, I doubt he would make it onto the stage, it might be a bit loud. Just knowing that he can hear us play will be amazing. ”
“I get the feeling that this year’s festival is going to have a bit of something for everyone. The other bands that are playing are all fantastic. I’ve not had a chance to attend the festival before, I’ve missed the last couple of years because we’ve been on the road performing at other festivals but I’m very excited to see how it all goes down this year, and with the new location, it should be extra special.”