Sunday 20 January 2019

Phil Daniels to perform Parklife at Cool Britannia festival

He will join the line-up for opening act Britpop Classical.

The Hatton Garden Job premiere – London
The Hatton Garden Job premiere – London

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

EastEnders star Phil Daniels has joined the bill of the Cool Britannia festival, where he will perform Blur’s hit Parklife.

The actor joins the line-up for Britpop Classical, which will be the opening act on the first day of the festival and will feature a full horn section and orchestra.

It will also feature vocalists including The Farm’s Peter Hooton performing All Together Now, Saffron from Republica with Ready To Go and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory covering Pulp’s Common People.

Cool Britannia’s main stage will be headlined by Happy Mondays and Ocean Colour Scene while Feeder, Razorlight, Embrace, The Lightning Seeds, Peter Hook & The Light, Cast, Heather Small, Dodgy, Space, Toploader and The South are also on the bill.

The Big Top will host club DJs from the era including Todd Terry, Brandon Block, Jazzie B and Alfredo and each night there will be appearances by stars including Black Box, N-Trance, Rozalla, Alison Limerick, Angie Brown and Urban Cookie Collective.

The festival will run at Knebworth in Hertfordshire from August 31 to September 2.

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