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Eclectica Music Festival headlined by Shed Seven and The Levellers

Fans of the well-established Eclectica Music Festival should be getting ready to enjoy this year’s event. The 2008 Eclectica Music Festival, which will take place on 9 August 2008, will be held in Victoria Square. You’ll find the square in St. Helens which is situated between Manchester and Liverpool.

The 2008 Eclectica Music Festival will be headlined by the popular British groups Shed Seven and The Levellers and fans will no doubt be queuing up to see them at this free open-air music festival. The entire event will last approximately ten hours and will combine already well established acts with great new talent in an innovating and exciting way. Shed Seven are an indie rock band from York who have been running since 1990. While they were one of the big bands to contribute to British pop during the 1990s, they never gained the mainstream success that Oasis and Blur did. Why that is the case is hard to understand, since they are a great band with a big following. The band did break up in 2003 but reformed in 2007 to take part in the greatest hits tour. The Levellers are primarily a rock band with punk and traditional English musical influences. Based in Brighton, they are even older than Shed Seven, having been formed in 1988. The band has achieved somewhat legendary status amongst a group of followers who are particularly moved by their outspokenness about green anarchism issues. They are a talented group of musicians who will no doubt thrill fans with their appearance at the festival.

Of course, these two bands are not the only ones that fans can expect to enjoy at the concert in St Helens. Amsterday, the Maybes?, The Cubical, Ghengis Grimes, Mama Beani, The Hang Project, Red Orchestra, The Little Hydes, Beaker Folk of the Bronze Age, Silent Thunder and Ariel Chambers will complete the line-up. After the festival there will also be an official Eclectica Aftershow Party. The party will feature live performances by El Policia, Our Fold and a bit of DJ work by Rick Witter from Shed Seven. The event is funded by the Objective 1 ERDF Program and St. Helens Council. Get your tickets now to make sure that you don’t miss out.

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