Citadel reveals new line-up

Bruce jumping, from the jam
Bruce jumping, from the jam

BOSSES at the Citadel have announced details of their new season.

Highlights of the July to March 2012 season include a special acoustic performance by ex-Marillion singer Fish.

Legendary blues performer Paul Jones is also booked for the Water Street venue as well as ex-Jam bass player Bruce Foxton and his band From The Jam.

Pop band Dodgy - forerunners of the 1990s Britpop scene - will also headlining at the venue.

Other highlights include local stand-up and Reporter columnist Dave Twentyman and comedy folk legends, The Lancashire Hotpots.

The ever popular Dr Feelgood make a return, as well as Liverpool blues Diva Connie Lush and Blues Shouter. Fantastic UK blues guitarist Ian Parker will bring his new trio early next year and there is a debut performance for highly rated emerging blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor. Chris Farlowe and The Norman Beaker Band will kick start the blues programme on Friday, July 15.

Other headline acts include folk/rock band Panic Room, 70’s space rockers Here and Now, folk stars Merry Hell and punk survivor Hazel O’Connor.

There will also be debut Citadel performances will see the original Rod Stewart group perform as Apart from Rod, Folk/Rockers Stackridge who opened up at the first ever Glastonbury and former members of 60’s group The Kinks come together as Kast off Kinks performing all those classic songs.

Tribute bands The Stones, A foreigners Journey, The Clone Roses and Nearly Dan will add that bit of nostalgia to the programme.

For further information or to book tickets call the Citadel box office on 01744 735436 or visit