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29/08/2008

Chart toppers Scouting for Girls to play ONeills High Wycombe

After months of anticipation, O'Neill's High Wycombe is confirmed as the host of the last live music festival of the summer, headlined by platinum-selling band Scouting for Girls!

The Tuborg Hometown Festival, which is coming to O'Neill's High Wycombe on 14th September, sees chart-topping act Scouting for Girls play hits including Elvis Ain't Dead and Heartbeat from their number one debut album Scouting for Girls. They will be joined by newly signed four-piece The Rushes and singer-songwriter Sam Isaac in the most intimate festival of the summer.

What's more, the winners of the Tuborg Hometown Festival competition will be opening the night. Bands from across the country have been competing throughout the summer to win this opportunity to support Scouting for Girls. The winner was The Lettuce Heads, house band at O'Neill's Wardour Street in London. They gave a storming performance at the national final at O'Neill's Muswell Hill to beat five other acts from across the country and impress a judging panel comprising industry experts, including A&R specialist Oliver Behzadi. As well as winning the chance to support Scouting for Girls, The Lettuce Heads also received top of the range music equipment from Marshall Amps and Epiphone. The London based band, wowed the audience with their renditions of classics Tainted Love and Jolene. The Lettuce Heads consist of Ian Harrison on lead vocals, Steve Harris on guitar, bassist Stuart Waterman and drummer Paul Davis.

O'Neill's High Wycombe competed with other O'Neill's outlets across the country to win the Tuborg Hometown Festival. During the summer, every pint of Tuborg purchased at O'Neill's registered as a vote for that pub to host the last music festival of the summer. At the end of the competition, one winning vote was picked out at random - which was for O'Neill's High Wycombe. 

O'Neill's High Wycombe manager, Kira Hoyle, was ecstatic at the news. "I can't believe Scouting for Girls are coming to High Wycombe - and we're the venue!" she said. "O'Neill's High Wycombe has always been proud of our live music, and this is definitely the best gig we will have ever hosted. Scouting for Girls will be fantastic to headline the last music festival of the summer, it promises to be an amazing day!"

The Tuborg Hometown Festival will be the final festival of the summer for Scouting for Girls, who have played at several British music festivals this year. Vocalist Roy Stride said: "Scouting For Girls love festivals and we love pubs too, so what could be a better event for us? We're really looking forward to playing this intimate gig to a pub full of our fans."

After a blockbuster year sponsoring some of the UK's largest music festivals, including Download, O2 Wireless, Latitude Festival, Global Gathering, Beachdown Festival and The Reading and Leeds Festivals 2008, the Tuborg Hometown Festival will be the final stop on the Tuborg summer festival run.

"Tuborg has expanded its association with music this year by sponsoring some of the UK's biggest summer festivals. What better way to end the summer than with a small, intimate gig supporting music at the grass roots level as well as with platinum-selling Scouting For Girls?" said Simon Green, Marketing Manager for Tuborg.

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