Cleethorpes

‘We will give fans a party’: UB40 star promises night to remember in Cleethorpes

British reggae legends UB40 have promised a night to remember for fans heading to the Meridian Showground in Cleethorpes on Saturday, July 15.

With a night of dancing just over one week away, UB40 star Robin Campbell spoke with Lincolnshire Reporter about what people can expect at the concert.

The band, which has had number one hits across the globe, including Red Red Wine and Kingston Town will perform alongside special guests All Saints and Right Said Fred.

All Saints will also be performing on July 15

The band has been together and touring since 1978. In 2008, original band member Ali Campbell left the group and formed his own UB40 act. Currently, there is a legal challenge over the name.

Robin Campbell, guitarist and vocalist said: “Fans will get what they always get, a party, a mixture of hits from the last few decades and possibly a couple off our latest album.

“They come to have a party so we will give them one. They like to dance and sing.

“We are working on a current album but the last album was ‘Getting Over The Storm’ and we may play a couple of tracks from that but we try to play a hits set.

“There are half a dozen songs that are always in the set.

“I’ve been to Cleethorpes before but I don’t know a lot about Lincolnshire full stop to be honest.

“It is nice in Lincolnshire though, nice countryside.

“There have been many highlights in my career but the ones that stand out are having number ones all over the world, playing in South Africa when Mandela was president, playing Russia before the war and playing at Madison Square Garden in New York with a hit record.

“I love what I do and I’m going to do it till I drop, it keeps me going.”