Indie trio The Fratellis have been announced to headline this summer’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival, which returns 19 and 20 August.

The band, famous for their turbo charged indie guitar tunes will take to the main stage for a free show by Rochdale Town Hall on Saturday 20 August.

Since winning the Best British Breakthrough gong at the BRIT Awards, the Glaswegian three-piece have enjoyed huge success, with three top 20 albums and five top 40 singles over the past decade.

Their debut album, Costello Music, hit the number two spot in the UK charts, selling more than one million copies in the UK alone.  While the lads have enjoyed a string of hits, including Whistle for the Choir, Henrietta, Mistress Mable, and Baby Fratelli they are best known for the anthemic Chelsea Dagger, which remains a playlist staple at sports stadia around the world.  Their follow up album Here we Stand reached Number five and their critically acclaimed last album Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied hit the top 20 in 2015 proving they certainly haven’t lost their knack for super-catchy melodies.

It’ll be a Rochdale debut for The Fratellis who have performed at major festivals across Europe including Glastonbury and T in the Park as well as completing sell-out tours in the UK, America and Australia.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival showcases entertainment, food and culture with live music across indoor venues and a main stage against the backdrop of the town hall as well as a second community stage.  Chefs and food producers host live cooking demonstrations throughout the festival which also hosts the popular food market.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival is funded by Rochdale Borough Council together with sponsorship from local businesses including The Flying Horse Hotel which has sponsored the main stage.

image courtesy Chelsea Swagger and Wistful Reflections