Kool & the Gang + OMD on Sunday!
There will be some 'Electricity' in the air during our 'Celebration' on Sunday 29 july... Today the sunday line-up is completed by the announcement of two legendary bands: OMD and Kool & the Gang
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or OMD is the brainchild of founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. OMD released their influential debut single, "Electricity", in 1979, and gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 anti-war song "Enola Gay". The band achieved broader recognition via their album Architecture & Morality (1981) and its three singles, "Souvenir", "Joan of Arc", and "Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)", all of which were international hits. Their 13th studio album 'The Punishment of Luxury',was released on 1 September 2017.
It’s impossible to imagine 1970s pop music without remembering Kool & the Gang, whose versatile, jazz/funk/R&B sound crossed musical genres into mainstream popular culture. With sales of tens of millions of albums worldwide, Kool & the Gang have influenced a generation of singers like Kriss Kross, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul and countless others. In concert, Kool & the Gang treat their ticket holders to a high energy extravaganza featuring a mix of old favorites and jazzy, funk-infused new songs that sizzle with intense, cascading rhythms. Today, the group celebrates 50 years in the music industry, with an impressive backcatalogue: ‘Jungle Boogie’, ‘Ladies Night’, ‘Get down on it’, ‘Ooh La, La, La (Let’s Go dancing), ‘Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho’, ‘Straight Ahead’, ‘Fresh’, ‘Cherish’ and the party classic ‘Celebration’