Razorlight to headline Pontefract festival

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CHART topping indie rockers Razorlight have announced they will headline Pontefract’s hottest new music event, Crooked Ways.

The internationally acclaimed four-piece – whose hits include America, In the Morning and Golden Touch – will play to almost 14,000 music fans during the one-day festival on May 26.

This will be the band’s first live appearance of 2012 and coincides with studio work on their long-anticipated fourth album.

A spokesman for the band said: “We’re really looking forward to playing Crooked Ways.

“By May we’ll have been in the studio for weeks recording the new album so we’ll be really excited to be outside playing a big show.

“It’s what we do best. Should be a great day.”

Razorlight – who bounced onto the music scene in 2004 with their debut album Up All Night – will be joined by an exciting roster of both local and world-famous artists at Pontefract Park.

Scott Ward, Crooked Ways’ marketing director, said: “We are all thrilled to have Razorlight headline Crooked Ways.

“We’re all music fans and have been involved with bands and concerts for a number of years so we thought it was important not just to book someone with a reputation as a great live band, but someone we all genuinely liked as well.

“Having a band like Razorlight play in our town is a huge thing for us.”

Further line-up announcements will be made over the next few weeks.

Tickets are available from www.crookedways.co.uk and priced £30.