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Blondie For Motor Show

Tue, 29 Apr 2008
The full line-up for this summer’s Motor Show Music Festival has now been confirmed, with new-wave icons Blondie the final act to be announced. Blondie will play at the event, to be staged at ExCeL London, on 28 July.

The stunning open-air waterfront arena will host the only London performances this year by Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Squeeze and Deep Purple, while US sensations Chicago will make their only UK appearance when they take the stage on 31 July.

Concert goers will be granted FREE access to The British International Motor Show, sponsored by Zurich Connect, on the day of the concert, giving car fans two great shows for one great price – a dream ticket!

The event’s Marketing Director Kirsty Perkinson said, “The Motor Show Music Festival combines rock stars and cars within a unique, open-air, intimate venue in an amazing waterfront setting, giving car-lovers even more reasons to visit this year’s British International Motor Show.”

Motor Show Music Festival – Confirmed line-up:

23 July UB40
24 July Alice Cooper
25 July Status Quo
26 July Squeeze
27 July Here & Now Tour (featuring leading pop acts from the 1980s, including Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle, Paul Young, Toyah, Kid Creole, Midge Ure and Nick Heyward)
28 July Blondie
30 July Deep Purple
31 July Chicago
1 Aug Jools Holland featuring Marc Almond & Ruby Turner
2 Aug Meat Loaf with special guest Arno Carstens

Tickets for The Motor Show Music Festival, in partnership with Virgin Radio and Classic Rock, start from just £25 and only 6,000 are being made available for each concert. Tickets can be purchased now from or by calling 0871 230 5593.

The UK’s largest consumer exhibition, The British International Motor Show is expected to attract more than half a million visitors. The event will feature 60 vehicle marques, 600 new cars and a host of interactive attractions. The Show opens from 10am to 9pm weekdays and 10am to 8pm at weekends, with gates for The Music Festival opening at 8pm and 7.30pm respectively.

For more information on The British International Motor Show and The Music Festival, visit


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