James to headline the Big Stooshie

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The legendary ‘Madchester’ band who told the children of the late 80s and early 90s to ‘Sit Down’ are ready to stand up, taking the top spot at this year’s Big Stooshie music festival in the Howe of Fife.

Organisers of the three day event have announced James, famous for songs ‘Sit Down’, ‘Come Home’ and ‘She’s a Star’, will perform a fitting finale at the festival which runs from Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6.

The music festival, being held indoors at the Howe of Fife Country Centre near Giffordtown, aims to raise £100,000 for Help for Heroes and SSAFA Forces Help.

For a small festival the Big Stooshie has an arguably ‘big’ line up with 56 different acts including The Damned, The Hoosiers and the Complete Stone Roses, already confirming their attendance.

12,000 expected festival-goers can also look forward to seeing Russell and Crowe from The Boomtown Rats, and ‘From the Jam’ perform over the course of the weekend.

Other acts include The Beat, Proud Mary, Kazabian, Dead Sea Souls and State of Emergency amongst others.

As the first Scottish music festival of the year, organisers are expecting an attendance of around 12,000 music fans who will be able to enjoy live music on two stages; the arena stage and the unsigned stage.

Camping will be available on site so visitors can make a real weekend of it.

Tickets are available online at www.ticketcandy.com and from the Howe Country Centre, tel. 01337 831244, Grouchos in Dundee, tel. 01382 228496 and Concorde Music in Perth, tel. 01738 621818.

More information is available at www.bigstooshie.com and via facebook.com/thebigstooshie