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Maidstone: CoCo and the Butterfields and The Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock join the Maidstone Fringe Festival line-up

Organisers of this year's Maidstone Fringe Festival have announced two big headline acts.

Local indie band CoCo and the Butterfields and founding member of The Sex Pistols, Glen Matlock, will join the line-up for the festival, which takes over pubs and clubs across the County Town on the first May bank holiday of the year.

Both acts will play the Music Room at Pizza Express in Earl Street.

Coco and the Butterfields will be in Maidstone
Coco and the Butterfields will be in Maidstone

The music festival, which will be held from Thursday, May 3 to Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, features live acts from across a range of different genres from rock, indie and pop-punk, through to acoustic and blues acts, ska, contemporary folk, funk, soul, dance and hip-hop.

Canterbury-based indie-pop band CoCo and the Butterfields currently consists of lead vocalist Dulcima Showan, guitarist and vocalist Tom Twyman, keys player Jamie Smith, guitarist Rob Wicks and bassist Patrick Channon.

Dulcima and Tom also competed on the BBC live contest to represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016.

The crowd-pleasing live act, who have a loyal local following and beyond, will play on Sunday, May 6. It will be a standing gig, with some balcony seating.

Glen Matlock
Glen Matlock

Founding member of The Sex Pistols and Rich Kids, writer of hits Pretty Vacant and God Save The Queen, Glen Matlock is a music legend, raconteur and bass player.

Set to release a new album accompanied by his mates Earl Slick from David Bowie's band and Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats, and a sold-out European tour, he plays the Music Room on Thursday, May 3.

Glen wrote the music to Sex Pistols classics, including Anarchy In The UK and God Save The Queen. His next band, the Rich Kids, put out one of the most influential albums of the late 70s, Ghosts Of Princes In Towers, and he worked with Iggy Pop in the 80s.

They join acts including David Migden & The Twisted Roots, Hullabaloo, Funke & The 2 Tone Baby, We Are Bandicoot, No Limits Street Band, TV Smith, Native Oyster Band, Upcdownc, and The Mofos on the line-up so far.

Tickets for CoCo and the Butterfields cost £15 and tickets for Glen Matlock are £16, for a seated show with limited capacity.

For more details and to book visit maidstonefringe.com

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