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Tom Jones one of many top acts at the Marquee

BILL BROWNE

Published 26/12/2013 | 05:26

Tom Jones

A QUARTET of top international acts has been added to the already impressive line up for the tenth annual Live at the Marquee music festival in Cork next summer.

A QUARTET of top international acts has been added to the already impressive line up for the tenth annual Live at the Marquee music festival in Cork next summer.

Veteran Welch crooner Tom 'The Voice' Jones will play the Docklands venue on Thursday, June 19; Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro will make their debut at the Marquee on Friday, June 27; The Prodigy will play there on Wednesday, July 2, and Neil Young and Crazy Horse on Thursday, July 10.

They join an already impressive line up for the event, with acts including Cliff Richard, Elbow, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant and Jason Durelo having already been unveiled for the event.

Jones makes a welcome return to The Marquee having sold out the venue in 2011.

One of the most charismatic singers on the international music scene, Tom Jones has enjoyed a career spanning five decades; his unique and powerful voice and vibrant personality earning him legions of faithful fans.

While songs such as 'It's Not Unusual', 'Kiss', 'Delilah' and 'What's New Pussycat' have become party staples, Jones' first love has always been rhythm and blues soul, a genre he has gravitated to in recent years with albums such as 'Praise and Blame' and 'Spirit in the Room'.

Formed in 1995, Biffy Clyro have just released their sixth studio album 'Opposites' to huge critical acclaim with Q magazine describing it as "everything you want from a rock group: riffs, daring ambition and big choruses."

Having emerged from the vibrant underground rave scene of the early 1990s, The Prodigy went on to achieve global fame with hits including 'Firestarter', 'Out of Space' and the controversial 'Smack My Bitch Up'.

The multi-award winning band almost blew the roof off the Marquee when they played there five years ago.

Having first come to public attention in the 1960s, Canadian singer Neil Young has enjoyed a phenomenal recording career, releasing a number of hugely influential albums.

Never afraid to experiment with different genres, Young flits effortlessly between rock, folk and pure Americana with his live shows becoming the stuff of legend.

Corkman

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