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Levellers to return

The Levellers performing at the 2011 Lerwick Tall Ships event.

THREE years on from a triumphant outdoor headline appearance at the Tall Ships event in Lerwick, folk rockers The Levellers are to return to Shetland for a gig at Clickimin this summer.

The Brighton-based band will play the leisure centre on Wednesday 16 July as part of a wider national tour.

Support will come from The Revellers, one of Shetland’s favourite party bands who started out as a covers band to their near namesakes before moving on to write and record their own material.

The show is being managed locally by Davie Gardner on behalf of Ullapool-based Beyond Promotions.

Gardner said the concert was sure to provide the local audience with a “frantic, sweat-drenched affair” thanks to the Levellers’ trademark “powerful blend of surging melodic rock and folk-punk”.

Together since 1988, the band have spent quarter of a century building their reputation thanks to anthems including One Way, Boatman, 15 Years, Hope Street and Beautiful Day.

Gardner said: “It’s nothing short of fantastic to have a great, high profile and high energy band like The Levellers back in Shetland again, this time for an indoor show.

“Their headline slot at the Tall Ships event three years ago proved to be a real musical highlight and experience for their legions of local fans – but given the generally awful weather we experienced that time around this show promises to be a lot warmer if nothing else.”

* Tickets, priced £25, go on sale through Shetland Box Office from 10am on Friday.