ub40logoUB40 announce headline show for this Summer playing Hull’s – Zebedee’s Yard on Friday 29th June, an event not to be missed!

The announcement adds another big musical name to a list of performances coming to the outdoor venue, with other gigs announced from the likes of Happy Mondays, Orbital, Chase and Status and Faithless.

Named after a British unemployment benefit form, pop-reggae band UB40 were formed in a welfare line in 1978, and their multiracial lineup reflected the working-class community their members came from. The band consolidated its street credibility with political topics appealing to dissatisfied youth and got a boost from fans of the waning 2-Tone ska revival movement.

This year they are celebrating 40 years in the business along with the release of a new album in conjunction with Pledge Music.

UB40 have sold over 100 million records worldwide including 50 singles in the UK singles chart with favourites such as ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘Falling in Love With You’ adding to an impressive back catalogue.

Released in 1983, Labour of Love, an album of reggae cover songs, gave the group its first chart album in America and first number one U.K. hit with Neil Diamond’s ‘Red Red Wine’.The band has also achieved considerable international success and have also been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.

Tickets for the performance on Friday, June 29, will cost £29.50, and are available from www.vmstickets.co.uk. Doors will open at 6pm.

Lincs Scene have teamed up with M P Promotions to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see UB40 perform at Zebedee’s Yard, Hull on Friday, 29th June 2018.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these  fantastic prizes, simply email your name, address and contact telephone number to design@lincsscene.com, with “UB40 competition” in the email subject line. 

Closing date for entries: 15-05-18. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email..  good luck!

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