Legends set to be rockin’ all over the castle

Status Quo are at Alnwick Castle this month
Status Quo are at Alnwick Castle this month

A HISTORICAL castle meets a legendary band as Status Quo prepare to rock Alnwick Castle this month.

And TheSouthern has a pair of tickets – valued at £35 each – for the Saturday, August 20 gig.

A four-figure crowd is expected to turn out at the 702-year-old castle for Francis Rossi and co’s appearance.

The group have been on the road since 1967 but proved their popularity amongst the British public remains when their 29th studio album Quid Pro Quo reached number 10 in the UK chart this year.

Over their 44-year career, The Quo, pictured right, have notched worldwide records sales of 118million, had 22 top 10 singles, and, of course, played in front of a TV audience of 1.9billion for Live Aid in 1985.

Support on the night will come from 1970s rock band 10cc, whose hits included I’m Not In Love, Donna, Rubber Bullets, Dreadlock Holiday and Things We Do For Love.

Gates open at 5pm and fireworks will follow both 10cc and Status Quo’s sets at approximately 10.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £35 in advance for adults or £40 on the day, while children aged five to 15 pay £15 or £20 on the day. Under fives get in free.

Alternatively, there is a special group rate when purchasing 10 or more adult admissions at one time which sees tickets reduced to £31.50 each.

Briefs can be bought from Border Events website – www.borderevents.co.uk – or phone 01750 725480.

To win a pair of tickets to the gig, answer this question:

What number in the UK album chart did Status Quo’s 29th album Quid Pro Quo reach this year?

Send your answer, name, full address and phone number by email to kenny.paterson@tweeddalepress.co.uk or post to Status Quo Competition, The Southern Reporter, The Hermitage, High Street, Selkirk, TD7 4DA by Thursday, August 11.

Usual Southern rules apply.