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3 Gigs 24 Hours 600 miles

The Rats have played 3 gigs around the country in just 24 hours during which time they have also managed to do some media interviews.

The trio of gigs culminated in headlining the Luton festival on the BBC stage.

BBC Radio broadcast 4 songs live from the gig - Looking After Number 1, Rat Trap, She's So Modern, and I Don't Like Mondays.

Luton Council tweeted "The Boomtown Rats were brilliant, not bad for a band who don't like Mondays!"

BBC Radio "They were brilliant, they certainly know how to entertain the crowd!".

On Sunday, the Rats helped to attract record crowds to Osfest, before travelling north to the Nice 'n' Sleazy Festival at Morecambe, and then heading back south on Monday to headline the Luton Festival. Some Rats fans even manged to see all 3 gigs.

 
Luton Festival

Boomtown Rats guitarist Garry Roberts is due to be interviewed live on BBC Three Counties Radio today (Monday the 30th of May).

The Rats are headlining the Luton Festival which features Europe's biggest one day carnival. The event is expected to attract 100,000 people.

The interview is due to happen at around 4:30pm (but that could change).

You should be able to listen live on the internet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties/programmes/schedules

The Rats are due on the BBC stage, Wardown Park at around 5:40pm.

 
Penn Street Festival

The Rats are confirmed to play at the Penn Street Festival (near to High Wycombe) on Sunday the 10th of July, 2011.

There will also be street theatre, creative workshops, cinema, open air yoga and more. People can also camp at the site with the luxury of hot showers.

Festival promoters Manjit Jaspal and Nick Billinghurst said most people seem genuinely excited at the prospect of having a music festival on their doorstep.

Manjit said that he was most looking forward to seeing the Rats: “They were the first band I really got into at school - I can still remember wearing a BTR badge on my school blazer. They still play all their massive hits and I can't wait to see them.”

The Penn Festival is on July 9 and 10 at The Big Park in Penn Street. Tickets are £29 for adults, £53 for the weekend. For children (12-16) £14 a day and £23 for the weekend. A family ticket is £75 per day and £128 for the weekend. Kids under 12 go free.

For further details and to purchase tickets see: http://www.pennfestival.com

 
Boomtown Rats in Concert on BBC Radio
Last weekend, BBC Radio played a recording of a Boomtown Rats concert.

The recording of the Boomtown Rats gig was made at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1982.

Those in the UK will be able to listen via the BBC iplayer until the 2nd of April:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zj3ch

 
Simon Crowe LFM Radio Interview

Boomtown Rats drummer Simon Crowe is to take part in a radio interview with DJ Dave Heaney on Sunday the 6th of March. Dave's show is from 11am to 2pm and the interview is planned for around 11:30am.

The interview will be broadcast on radio station LFM (107.4FM).

The station will also be playing some Boomtown Rats songs.

You will be able to listen on-line at: http://lfmradio.countybroadband.net/

 
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