Scots rockers Fratellis set to headline big Beds festival

The Fratellis
The Fratellis

Scottish rock band The Fratellis have been announced as the headline act for AmpRocks 2016.

The band, who have been performing for more than 10 years, will play at Ampthill Park on Friday, July 1.

Since winning the Best British Breakthrough gong at the 2007 Brit Awards, the Glaswegian three-piece have enjoyed huge success over the following years.

The first of their four albums – Costello Music – sold more than one million copies in the UK alone, while the lads have enjoyed a string of Top 10 hits, their most famous being Chelsea Dagger.

The Fratellis follow in the footsteps of Razorlight and Scouting for Girls last year.

The 2014 event saw the Happy Mondays headline while Toploader and The Hoosiers were among the big attractions in 2013. The Feeling headlined in 2012 and 2011 saw The Lightning Seeds play at the festival.

“This is another great coup for AmpRocks – we are absolutely thrilled to welcome a group of The Fratellis’ stature to Ampthill,” said AmpRocks chairman Mark Tiana.

“Our aim every year is to improve on last year and we are in negotiations with an exciting range of acts that will appeal to both young and old - the full line-up will be revealed soon.”

The first tranche of tickets for AmpRocks 2016 sold out online in just 22 minutes after going on sale last month.

The arena capacity inside Ampthill Park has also been increased to 6,000 this year to cope with growing demand following 5,000 sell-outs for the past two years.

The next batch of tickets - priced £25 – are available at amprocks.eventbrite.co.uk