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UB40 and THE SPECIALS for Kew The Music

British bands UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, and THE SPECIALS are among the headline acts revealed for next year’s Kew The Music concert series.

The dates are:

  • 11 Jul - Kew Gardens, London [UB40]
  • 12 Jul - Kew Gardens, London [THE SPECIALS]

Since 1978 UB40 has clocked up more than 70 million record sales worldwide with big tunes like “Kingston Town”, “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.

Frontman ALI CAMPBELL along with founding members ASTRO and MICKEY VIRTUE reformed earlier this year and have since been back on the road.

In October UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey put out a new album called Silhouette on the Cooking Vinyl label.

Legendary 2Tone ska band THE SPECIALS will close the 2015 Kew the Music festival. 

Despite no Jerry Dammers or Neville Staple in the 2015 line-up, fans can expect a lively show with tracks such as “Two Much Too Young”, “Monkey Man” and “A Message To You, Rudy”.

In 2012 THE SPECIALS put out a live album called More...Or Less. The Specials Live via EMI.