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Top band Elbow to join fans at Colne's R&B festival
ONE of the UK’s most successful bands will be at Colne’s R&B Festival this weekend — and bosses hope to be able to get them on stage.
Elbow have confirmed that they will be in the audience for the festival on Monday night to cheer on their friends, The Mick Ralph’s Blues Band, who are closing the festival.
The five-piece alternative rock band from Bury had the honour of performing at the closing ceremony for London 2012 and are one the countries biggest selling bands in history.
Led by frontman Guy Garvey they have released five studio albums together, including recent classics The Seldom Seen Kid and Build a Rocket Boys.
They also recorded the BBC theme tune for the Olympics, called First Steps.
A spokesman for Colne’s Great British R&B Festival said: “We have some celebrity guests joining us for the last night of this year's Great British R&B Festival.
“British alternative rock band Elbow will be in the crowd at the Muni on Monday night to cheer on their friends — The Mick Ralph's Blues Band — who will be closing this year’s festival.
“You never know, we might be able to persuade them to take to the stage. But then again we could just be honoured that they are attending the Colne Blues Festival.”
This year’s festival kicks off on Friday and runs until Bank Holiday Monday.