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17-18-19 August 2012 / De Montfort Hall & Gardens, Leicester

  • "The finest weekend out that Leicester has to offer... Not to be missed"
    The Mirror

  • "You can genuinely say that there is something for everybody"
    The Guardian

  • "The Grandson of Glastonbury"
    Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music

  • "One of Britain's Premier Music Events"
    Clash

  • "Anyone half awake knows that Summer Sundae is hitting the musical spot better than ever"
    NME.com

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Adam Ant & The Good The Mad & The Lovely Posse

7:40pm, Saturday, Main Stage

Adam Ant & The Good The Mad & The Lovely Posse

One of the icons of the 1980s, Adam Ant has an enviable back catalogue of massive hits that spanned the globe. In 1977 Adam carved a unique niche for himself as leader and chief songwriter of Adam and The Ants. Their first record was the experimental, post punk influenced and literate Dirk Wears White Socks. Adam still brilliantly delivers live versions of the raucous, hand clapping classic Deutscher Girls and the stomping yelping humour of Car Trouble from their critically acclaimed debut LP.

Success came when he asked Malcolm McLaren to manage the group and recruited a new line-up for two hugely successful albums Kings Of The Wild Frontier (1980) and Prince Charming (1981). He was at the forefront of the New Romantic movement with massive hit singles like Antmusic and the Number 1 Stand and Deliver. The term 'Antmania' was coined due to their unprecedented success in the UK. By 1982 Adam Ant had struck out on his own, with his debut solo single, the rock'n'roll of Goody Two Shoes giving him his 3rd Number 1. For over a decade, from the mid 80s Adam Ant successfully switched between music projects and acting.

Dressed in his trademark highwayman / pirate persona Adam Ant has made an entertaining and thrilling return to the live circuit in recent years with his new band The Good The Mad and The Lovely Posse. He received the Q Magazine Music Icon Award in 2008 and has a new album in the pipeline.

"This unexpected comeback tour is a hot ticket, and there's a huge turnout…. Ant still has the moves. This entertaining, fun show has everything."

The Guardian