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Popular indie rock band to bring 2020 B LOVE Festival to a close

News release 9606, published on 21 Jan 2020
A popular indie rock band has been announced as the headline act to bring down the curtain on this year’s B LOVE Festival.

Festival regulars The Pigeon Detectives will headline the Main Stage on Sunday.

Formed in 2004, the band made up of Matt Bowman, Oliver Main, Ryan Wilson, Dave Best and Jimmi Naylor, have enjoyed chart success with hits including I’m Not Sorry, Take Her Back and I Found Out.

Tickets are now on sale for the two-day festival, which will bring over 100 live music acts, family entertainment and art in unusual places to War Memorial Park on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July.

The 2019 ticket prices will be frozen for this year’s event. For those purchasing before 31 March, adult tickets will be £10 for a day and £15 for a weekend ticket. For just £2, young people aged between 13 and 17 years old can snap up a day ticket and £3 for a weekend ticket. A 7.5% booking fee applies.

After this date, adult tickets will be priced at £15 for a day and £23 for a weekend and £3 for a day ticket and £4.50 for a weekend ticket for those aged between 13 and 17 years old. Concession prices are also available.

More details about the fantastic line-up of acts, including other stage headliners at B LOVE, which is funded by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and programmed by the B LOVE Forum, will be announced soon.

The borough council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Partnerships Cllr Simon Bound said: “I am pleased to announce that The Pigeon Detectives will be performing and bringing the festival to a close on Sunday.

“Over the next few months we’ll be revealing our full line-up of acts including local and national artists so don’t miss your chance to enjoy a weekend packed full of music, family entertainment and an impressive display of art in unusual places in the heart of Basingstoke.”

To buy your tickets and to stay up-to-date on important information including new headliner announcements, the full line-up and other activities available, visit, Blovefestival on Facebook, @Blovefestival on Instagram or @Blovefestival on Twitter. 

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