Music fans pining for more of The Who after their Glastonbury performance can check out the perfect substitute for the real thing in Leeds.
A celebration of the career of the Sixties legends is taking place tomorrow night as this year’s Garforth Arts Festival gets under way.
Eight musicians will play some of Roger Daltrey and co’s best-loved tracks in a show at Garforth Working Men’s Club, starting at 7.30pm.
The band comprises seven former students at Garforth Academy plus one current member of the school’s staff.
Festival director Dave Evans told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Everyone involved is a talented and experienced musician in their own right and it’s fantastic that they are coming together in Garforth for this show.
“It should be a great celebration of an iconic group who have some of the best songs around.”
Admission can be paid on the door at tomorrow’s concert, which will also feature acoustic versions of classic Mod tunes by current students at Garforth Academy. The Garforth WMC show is just part of the packed programme lined up for a festival that is being held this year for the 11th time.
Other events include performances at St Mary’s Church by Micklefield Male Voice Choir and Garforth Brass.
The festival’s closing night Playground Party in the grounds of Garforth Academy on Saturday, July 11, will star the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Seth Lakeman and Clare Teal.
For further information, visit the www.garforthartsfestival.co.uk website.
The festival is organised by the School Partnership Trust with additional funding and support coming from Arts Council England, CapeUK and Arts@Leeds.
The Who topped the bill on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on Sunday evening, playing era-defining tracks such as My Generation, The Kids Are Alright, Pinball Wizard and Won’t Get Fooled Again.