Arcade Fire The headlines were huge, one of the biggest bands in the world were coming to play in Scunthorpe, yes Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, in England. Arcade Fire hadn’t played in England for nearly 3 years and now they were breaking that drought with a trip to Scunthorpe. Up to this point dear Reader Scunthorpe had really only been known as the butt of many a joke, but on the 7th June 2017 they were hosting one of the biggest bands on the planet. Who would have believed it !


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The Darkness I love a good old Rock n Roll show on a Friday night and if anyone one band can provide just that it has to be The Darkness... or is it ? The Darkness as a band have been, shall we say, more than a little low-profile of late and so the trip to Scunthorpe tonight could have been either a huge let down, or it could have been the re-kindling of something great. I say great because I first saw The Darkness at the height of their platinum selling fame some ten years ago (yes, T-E-N – count ‘em) and I loved them, their music, the show and the huge dose of camp that went with them. Would they be the same?


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