THE hugely popular Summer Pops event will be returning to the banks of the River Dee for Marquee Week at The Neston Club this Friday.

The venue will be welcoming a host of gifted and popular musical talents to make sure the visiting crowds will be delighted.

It will be headlined by internationally renowned group Hue and Cry. The award-winning and bestselling duo, featuring brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane, took the music scene by storm in the eighties, after their first single ‘Labour of Love’ made the Top 10 in 1987.

Hue and Cry then enjoyed a series of hits including ‘Looking for Linda’ and ‘Violently’ which formed a part of their successful album releases during the decade. The band have continued to record and play live ever since, having now sold in excess of two million records worldwide.

The duo have also supported some of the most prestigious acts on the planet, including U2, Madonna and Van Morrison, and later this summer they will be working with fellow Scottish world-beating band, Simple Minds.

For Summer Pops, though, it will be their name at the top of the headline, performing their most popular tracks alongside songs from their upcoming album.

Local talent and legendary live artist Zuzu, who is based in Wallasey and is celebrating the success of her recent album ‘Queensway Tunnel’, will be on hand to show her hometown audience just why she is proving to be such a hit on the festival circuit.

Summer Pops Event Organiser, Pez Tellett, said: "This event was such a huge success in 2021, as music lovers really relished the return to live gigs. We are thrilled to be welcoming Hue and Cry as headliners - you won’t see a live band with more infectious and crowd-rousing tracks.

"Zuzu has already built a reputation amongst music lovers as someone with a really unique talent, songwriting prowess and ability to hold a crowd. Her live music experience has made her a standout star, and I know locally she will be welcomed with open arms.

"With four such brilliant live acts, this evening will give fans the chance to enjoy a fantastic live music event in a beautiful setting. We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a limited number of seated tickets inside our Marquee as well as standing ones.

"My team and I are really excited to be back this year, and look forward to this unique mix of performers putting on a tremendous show for us, in a venue that is both prestigious and inviting to all."

Tickets for the event can be found here.