UB40 ft Ali Campbell and Astro

Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8JQ

Tel: 01626 890243

UB40 ft Ali Campbell and Astro


Reggae legends UB40, featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, will be heading to Devon this summer to perform within the stunning grounds of Powderham Castle, near Exeter.
The gig, which will see the band supported by ska and reggae legends The Dualers, will take place on Friday, August 13.

Fronted by founding members Ali Campbell and Astro, and backed by their formidable seven-piece band, UB40 are building on a legacy that dates back over four decades.

UB40 are one of the UK's most treasured British music institutions, achieving three UK Number Ones – Red, Red Wine, I Got You Babe (ft. Chrissie Hynde) and I Can't Help Falling In Love with You – as well as 17 Top 10 singles.

The band sold 70 million records as they took their smooth reggae and pop blend to all corners of the globe bringing hits such as Cherry Oh Baby, Kingston Town and Come Back Darling.

Among the accolades, the band was nominated for the BRIT Award for Best British Group in 1984 and the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times between 1987 and 2006.

The band's success is, however, not limited to the past with their last album 2018's A Real Labour of Love peaking at number two in the UK charts.
During lockdown, UB40 also hit the headlines when Ali and Astro reassembled the touring band remotely to record a lockdown single - a poignant cover of the late Bill Withers' Lean On Me, in aid of NHS Charities Together.

The release was accompanied by a socially distanced home video that featured guests Suggs, Jools Holland, Sir Cliff Richard, Shaun and Bez of the Happy Mondays, Big Narstie, Phil Daniels, Scarlett Moffat and a cast of key workers.

They are now looking forward to getting back on the road in 2021 with a band comprising bassist Colin McNeish, guitarist Winston Delandro, keyboardist Michael Martin, drummer Paul Slowly, backing singer Matt Hoy and a brass section of trumpeter Colin Graham and saxophonist Winston Rose.

James Penny, from M&B who is promoting the show said: "We are so excited to be bringing UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro to Powderham Castle.
"After the year we've all had what could be better than a day of reggae under the sun. UB40 will take you on a musical journey with hit after hit, so get ready to come and dance, laugh and enjoy a full day of good vibes.
"Let's celebrate finally getting our freedom back; this will be an epic party in Devon!"

Support act The Dualers are a nine-piece Jamaican rhythm and blues band from South East London. They first hit the headlines when the single Kiss on the Lips entered in to the UK top 30 despite no industry or professional backing.

The follow up single Truly Madly featured in full on the Hollywood blockbuster Fools Gold, the success continued with a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles and an ever increasing large worldwide fan base behind them.

The carnival vibe continues away from the excitement of the main stage. Powderham Castle will be transformed into a revellers' paradise, with an array of street food stalls and cocktail bars. You won't want to be anywhere else!

You can get your tickets now via, www.easyticketing.co.uk .

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UB40 ft Ali Campbell and Astro (13 Aug 2021)
Friday16:30 - 22:30

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