Citadel headliners

Dave Spikey
Dave Spikey

Citadel bosses have announced the headline acts of their spring/summer season - and it’s packed with familiar faces and exciting new ventures.

Artists who are new to The Citadel include prog-rockers Arena, US-based prog-rock band Renaissance and the engaging author Jon Ronson, who will be talking about his new book “So, You’ve Been Publicly Shamed”.

Old favourites include Echo and The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch, Liverpool born singer-songwriter Colin Vearncombe, better known as Black, and folk music giants Fairport Convention.

Fans of Celtic music are in for a real treat this season with four great gigs showcasing traditional Scottish and Irish music. Echoes Of Erin are first up on February 20.

And in May, two brilliant acts from north of the border perform within a week of each other. The sensational Breabach will perform a lively evening of traditional jigs and reels on May 14, while Celtic dance music pioneers Peatbog Faeries play a week later.

Comedy also returns to the Citadel in the shape of Dave Spikey on his Punchlines tour on March 5.

To find out more or to book tickets, go online at: www.citadel.org.uk