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March, 31

Years & Years announced as headline act for extra date at Newcastle's Rock 'n' Roll Circus

Trailblazing pop favourite Years & Years, Tyneside's L Devine and singer-sonwriter BEKA have been announced as the latest additions to the bill at Rock 'n' Roll Circus which makes its debut this summer.

Olly Alexander's solo project Years & Years will share the headline slot on a newly-announced extra date for the inaugural event - billed as a Las Vegas-style live show - at the Town Moor in Newcastle in July. One of the most talked-about stars of the moment, especially in the wake of his starring role in Channel 4 hit series It's A Sin, Olly will take to the stage on June 12.

Playing Ritchie Tozer in Russell T Davies' Bafta hit about a group of friends living through the AIDS crisis won him a leading actor nomination and the show scooped 11 awards. The musical and acting talent also had further cause for celebration when his third album, Night Call - released in January - reached number one in the charts.

Brit Award nominee Olly has also become a voice to be listened to in discussions around issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community as well as mental health and fans eager to hear - and see - more of the star should be primed to act fast when tickets are released for his city appearance this coming Friday.

With L Devine and BEKA joining the line-up on the extra, third day - which follows fellow headliners Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds o n June 9 and The Libertines on June 11 - the Rock 'n' Roll Circus is set to make an impressive debut.

Promising to be a unique event, it will combine music and Big Top circus attractions including aerialists, stilt walkers and fortune tellers.

For more information and to keep an eye out for the new ticket release on April 1 at 10am see here.

Photo: Jon Corbett PR
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