PREVIEW: Almost time for second ever Hazy Days Festival

PUBLISHED: 07:05 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:37 30 June 2017

Fun Lovin Criminals will headline this year's Hazy Days festival, along with Newton Faulkner. Photo by Tom Barnes.

Fun Lovin Criminals will headline this year's Hazy Days festival, along with Newton Faulkner. Photo by Tom Barnes.

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A host of big-name musical acts will take over Weston's iconic Tropicana on July 7 and 8 - and there will be something for everyone.

Catch Newton Faulkner at The Factory in Barnstaple. Picture: PipCatch Newton Faulkner at The Factory in Barnstaple. Picture: Pip

World-famous artists will grace the seaside town and tickets are selling at a remarkable rate.

Chart-topper Newton Faulkner will be the stand-out performer on July 7, famed for his stunning voice as well as his dreadlocks, and will showcase a host of his hits ahead of a new album set to be released later this year.

This will be his sixth studio album and the talented 32-year-old is sure to perform some crowd favourites, including Dream Catch Me and I Need Something.

Following an exciting opening on the Friday night, the big names keep on coming for the Saturday with Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Reef all set to take the festival by storm.

Ellis-Bextor is making a musical comeback, having first entered the pop scene back in 2001.

A whole 16 years after releasing her debut album Read My Lips, which soared to number two in the official chart, she will be committing Murder On The Dancefloor in Weston.

She has also made a host of televisions appearances over the past few years, including a stint on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

One of the most exciting headliners of the weekend will be American band Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

Their last studio album Classic Fantastic was released back in 2003 but now they are returning to rock Weston.

The trio now reside in the UK and play a mixture of music, including hip-hop, rock, blues, jazz R&B, as well as punk and funk, meaning there is something for everyone.

Sian Evans and The Neville Staple Band are also on the bill.

But make sure you get your tickets while you have the chance, with the organisers saying the past weekend has been their best yet in terms of sales.

Tickets for the Friday night (July 7) are proving especially popular.

Hazy Days will be at The Tropicana, in Marine Parade, on July 7 and 8.

The music starts at 6.30pm on July 7, through until midnight.

On July 8, doors open at 11.30am and music will start at noon and be performed until 11pm.

Tickets for one day or both days, priced £22-73.50, are available from www.seetickets.com

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