The Eyes Have It Festival announces first acts for 2018

The Eyes Have It Music Festival, held on Eyes Meadow in Duffield, has announced the first acts which will play at next year’s event set to take place between 6 and 8 July 2018.

Two headliners have been announced for the small festival which enjoyed a successful year in 2017. On Sunday 7 July From The Jam will play the festival while on Sunday 8 July Showaddywaddy will take to the stage.

Voted seventh Most Influential Bass Player by readers of the NME recently original The Jam member Bruce Foxton will be bringing the classics from his band. Bursting onto the scene during the punk explosion of 1976 The Jam twisted the sound and took influence from 1960’s RnB and fashion to put them at the forefront of the Mod revival.

With hits including Town Called Malice and That’s Entertainment the band split at their peak but the music has continued to resonate with fans. From The Jam formed in 2007 and alongside Foxton will be vocalist Russell Hastings, who has earned the respect of The Jam fans, and drummer Steve Barnard, who has also drummed for Joe Strummer.

Meanwhile Sunday night will see Showaddywaddy play the boutique festival. Declared the Hardest Working Band for the second year running in 2016 the band is as popular as ever and still sell-out tours across the UK. Formed in 1973 the band has spent a total of 209 weeks on the UK Singles Chart with ten Top Ten hits.

Original members Romeo Challenger and Rod Deas still perform in the current line-up which is bound to get the crowd up and dancing with hits including Under The Moon Of Love, Three Steps To Heaven, and Pretty Little Angel Eyes.

More than 20 acts are still to be announced on the line up, including a Friday night headliner, with early bird pricing on tickets available until the end of September. Tickets are available here.

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