Pop rock band Toploader are the first act confirmed on the bill for Rochdale Feel Good Festival this summer. With a string of top 20 singles including ‘Achilles Heel’, ‘Only for a While’ and ‘Time of My Life’ they are best known for their global hit ‘Dancing in the Moonlight.’ The band will be taking to the stage for a free show on Saturday 5 September.

Their triple-platinum debut album ‘Onkas’ Big Moka’ was followed up by ‘The Magic Hotel’ which reached number three in the charts in 2002 and their total album sales already exceed two million.

In 2013 they released ‘This Is The Night’ which reached number one in the Radio 2 Airplay Chart and ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ re-entered the Top 40 for another three weeks, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times.

Renowned worldwide as a crowd-pleasing live festival band, four times Brit Award nominated Toploader have played all the major festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival and T in the Park as well as supporting the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival returns on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September, for its eighth year, with organisers promising another incredible showcase of entertainment, food and culture. There will be live music across indoor venues, a main stage against the backdrop of the town hall and a community stage. Celebrity chefs will host live cooking demonstrations throughout the event, which will also include the popular food market.

Mark Widdup, Director of Economy and Environment at Rochdale Borough Council, said:

“You would be hard pushed to name a song more linked with summer than Dancing In The Moonlight, and we know Toploader are a fantastic feel good band so they are a perfect fit for our festival which gets better every year.”

More acts, including the main stage music headliner will be announced soon.

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