Simple Minds to play Alnwick Castle

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Rock heavyweights Simple Mind have been announced to play at Alnwick Castle on Saturday, August 16.

Fronted by Jim Kerr, the Scottish rockers have racked up a string of Top 20 UK singles including Don’t You (Forget About Me) which reached Number One in the US charts.

With more than 35 years of performing behind them as well as three Number One successes on the UK Album chart, Simple Minds continue to tour regularly and promoter Keith Louch of KAL Music said, “They are a superb live band and we are excited that they have agreed to perform at Alnwick.”

The following evening, Sunday August 17, the music turns more orchestral as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will present ‘The Alnwick Family Proms Concert’ – a programme full of popular classical pieces, film scores and culminating in the traditional Proms flag-waving finale.

The Sunday Family concert will also commence with an aerobatic display by an original WWII Spitfire as the RSNO plays stirring pieces associated with this magnificent aircraft.

Tickets are on sale now via the KAL Music website www.kalmusic.co.uk as well as at the NewcastleGateshead Visitor Centre, Alnwick Playhouse, The Maltings Theatre and in the Alnwick Castle and Gardens main entrances.