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V Festival 2015

The Proclaimers - V Festival 2015 at Weston Park - Day 1 at Weston Park, V Festival - Stafford, United Kingdom - Saturday 22nd August 2015

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The Proclaimers' Festival Performance Marred By Crush


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The I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) hitmakers were performing at T in the Park in their native Scotland when a security barrier collapsed under the weight of an audience surge.

Security stewards reportedly had to remove barriers and close food stalls to help the huge number of festival-goers caught up in the crush.

A source tells Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, "It was horrific. Everyone was pushing and the next thing the barrier goes down. A girl got trapped and people started stamping over her. There was only one security man with his eye on it. I've never seen anything like that at T in the Park."

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T In The Park - Day 2 - Performances

The Proclaimers - T in the Park - Day 2 - Performances - Strathallen Castle, United Kingdom - Saturday 11th July 2015

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Wychwood Festival 2015 - Day 2

The Proclaimers - Wychwood Festival 2015 held at Cheltenham Racecourse - Day 2 - Performances at Cheltenham Racecourse - Cheltenham, United Kingdom - Saturday 30th May 2015

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Celebrities At The BBC Breakfast Studios

Craig Reid, Charlie Reid and The Proclaimers - Celebrities at the BBC Breakfast studios at MediaCityUK - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 27th April 2015

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The Proclaimers Perform In Scotland

The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers perform live at The SSE Hydro - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Saturday 12th October 2013

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Richard Hawley And Grandmaster Flash Among Camp Bestival 2013 Highlights [Photos]


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Richard Hawley plays one of his many splendid guitars.

Camp Bestival 2013 took over the weekend (August 2nd - 4th) at Lulworth Castle in Dorset last week, with some superb live headline and DJ sets each day. 

It was an eclectic line-up of artists both legendary and newly emerging and ranging from the underground cult favourites to the more chartworthy pop stars. Richard Hawley, formerly of Britpop band Longpigs and Pulp, played an awesome headline set on day one with an array of different electric guitars. He shared the stage with 'I'm Gonne Be (500 Miles)' hitmakers The Proclaimers as well as reggae veteran Max Romeo, Manchester trio I Am Kloot and folk punk activist Billy Bragg.

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As Fans Gather For 'T In The Park,' Police Crack Down On Drugs


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The sun is shining, the line-up is terrific; T In The Park 2013 is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary with thousands of fans and seven stages. Performers during the three day festival will include Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, The Killers, Ke$ha, Kendrick Lamar, Emeli Sandé, The Proclaimers, and many more massive mainstream names. The recently revived German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk will also be making their festival debut in a hotly anticipated set that is rumoured to include 3D visuals, as well as My Bloody Valentine.

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Kraftwerk To Bring Their Machine-Like Electronica To T In The Park.

T must surely rival similarly huge English festivals Glastonbury and Download for the strongest line-up of the year, with Mercury Prize winning Alt-J, New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Frank Ocean, Paloma Faith and Icelandic newcomers Of Monsters and Men also playing across the weekend to celebrate two decades of the Scottish event. Festival director Geoff Ellis said, according to BBC's Newsbeat, "It doesn't feel like 20 years since we started and it's a milestone." The festival, which has been held annually since 1994 has been held at Balado airfield in Kinross-shire since 1997 and now attracts 85,000 fans and 35,000 campers to the second largest greenfield event in the UK.

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David Tennant Writes Album Foreword For The Proclaimers


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British actor David Tennant has declared his love for Scottish rockers The Proclaimers by writing a foreword for the group's 25th anniversary album.

The former Doctor Who star has penned a heartfelt tribute for the duo's The Very Best Of compilation record, revealing he idolised the band as a teenager and even walked down the aisle to one of their songs when he married actress Georgia Moffett in 2011.

Tennant writes, "I fell in love with this music, and this odd, unstyled, unlikely duo with a passion that has never dimmed to this day. Nobody else sounds like the Proclaimers and nobody else writes songs like these... Joyful Kilmarnock Blues was my teenage anthem, I walked down the aisle to Life With You, every great night out I have ever had has included I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). These songs have been the soundtrack to my life."

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Set aside for a moment the Peter Kay rendition of 500 Miles, and go back to the original duo.

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Matt Lucas Lands Music Video Director Job


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British funnyman Matt Lucas has offered up his directing skills for singing duo The Proclaimers' new video.

The I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) hitmakers - twins Charlie and Craig Reid - have been friends with the Little Britain star for years, and were happy for Lucas to oversee the promo for new single Spinning Around In The Air.

But the singers are worried because Lucas - famed for his outlandish characters - wants them to dress up as women for the shoot.

Lucas tells Scotland's Sunday Mail, "I've been a massive fan of the Proclaimers since I was a kid. I got to know them years ago...

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The Proclaimers To Play At Gerry Rafferty Tribute


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Scottish singing duo The Proclaimers will be among the stars performing at a tribute show in honour of late musician Gerry Rafferty.

The Baker Street icon passed away in January (11) after suffering liver failure, and his achievements will be celebrated with a concert a year after his death.

The show will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in January (12) as part of the city's Celtic Connections festival, and it will feature The Proclaimers, Ron Sexsmith and Barbara DICkson.

The gig will be curated by Rafferty's daughter Martha and his long-time friend Rab Noakes, according to the Bbc.

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Rafferty Laid To Rest In Scotland


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Singing duo The Proclaimers were among hundreds of fans who turned out to pay their last respects to singer Gerry Rafferty as he was laid to rest in Scotland on Friday morning (21Jan11).

The Baker Street icon passed away earlier this month (04Jan11) after suffering liver failure, resulting from a long battle with alcoholism.

Hundreds of devotees turned up to honour the songwriter at St Mirin's Cathedral in his hometown of Paisley.

Funnyman Billy Connolly, who formed folk group the Humblebums with Rafferty, was unable to attend the ceremony due to touring commitments in Australia and was said to have been "devastated" to have missed the funeral.

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Boyd To Wed


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Lord Of The Rings star Billy Boyd is set to marry his long term partner by the end of the year (10) - and he wants The Proclaimers to perform at the wedding.

The Scottish actor, who played lovable Hobbit Peregrin 'Pippin' Took in the trilogy, is planning to walk down the aisle with Ali MCKinnon, the mother of his four-year-old son Jack.

And Boyd, who is currently touring with play Sunshine On Leith based on songs by The Proclaimers, is hoping to have some extra special wedding singers at the ceremony.

He tells Scotland's Daily Record, "As the Proclaimers say, 'It's just a piece of paper but it says I love you'. Me and Ali would just go off and do it but we want friends and family to be there. We are really, really trying to do it this year. I'm a huge Proclaimers fan and I would love them to play. That would make us do it."

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Lydon 'Clashes' With Pursey In Us Embassy


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Punk idol John Lydon became embroiled in a vicious brawl with music rival JIMMY PURSEY in London's US Embassy, according to the SHAM 69 frontman himself.

Former SEX PISTOL Lydon, also known as JOHNNY ROTTEN, was queuing for a US visa in the British capital, when he was spotted by Pursey.

Keen to put rivalry of the past few decades behind them, 50-year-old Pursey approached Lydon to shake his hand and was rudely rebuffed.

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