Motown legend Gloria Gaynor comes to Falkirk for the Footprint Festival 2017

falkirk stadium , home of Falkirk FCMotown legend Gloria Gaynor will headline a concert at the Falkirk Stadium in June with a strong lineup of classic disco bands . The international star, whose hits include I Will Survive and I Am What I Am, will fly in with her ten-piece band for the Footprint Festival 2017. Falkirk is just 30 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh Airport. Phone 07576-127097 for more information and bookings .

Joining her on the bill will be the legendary Village People who, with more than 100 million record sales have probably had the biggest impact on the world disco music scene, scoring worldwide No. 1 hits with the likes of YMCA, Macho Man, In the Navy and Can’t Stop the Music. Also appearing will be the ever-popular Boney M of Rasputin, River of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring and Daddy Cool fame, and the one and only Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men.

The live line-up is completed by Odyssey and Trammp with additional performances from Right Said Fred, Fine Young Cannibals and Edwin Starr’s Band fronted by his son Angelo. The concert on Sunday, June 4, runs from noon until 10.30pm. Presented in association with Studio 54 UK, it is the first time some of its most prominent performers have come to the UK for a full day music festival. A spokesperson for organisers These Events, said: “When we started out on this venture we wanted to bring together the best possible collection of recording artist from the disco era to Falkirk. The line-up we have formed has a collective record sales of over £450 Million! “It’s amazing how many people met over this music and this is a chance to see the living legends at the biggest glam party of the year. “That’s why it’s getting so much interest from outside the immediate area as well. We have a few surprises up our sleeve and are determined to give Falkirk another attraction to sit alongside the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.” Presale tickets go on sale at 10am this Wednesday offering the prime seats at standing price of just £45. These are available through promotion to Falkirk friends and family before the general release goes on sale.
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Falkirk hosts Rock the Stadium this weekend

Ronan Keating , Status Quo and 10CC fans are flocking to the Falkirk Stadium for the Rock the Stadium  concerts  this weekend. Ronan Keating  is the Irish singer and song writer who has combined single and album sales in excess of 45 million, holds the Guinness book of records for the amazing total of 30 consecutive Top Ten UK singles and has played live in over 50 countries, and this summer will play for the first time in Central Scotland at the home of Falkirk FC.

Ronan will perform at The Falkirk Stadium on Friday the 21st of June, the first night of the Rock the Stadium weekend.

Ronan said:-

“I am really excited to be performing at the Falkirk Stadium this summer and love playing outdoors in these great venues. What makes it more exciting and something magical is playing to a Scottish audience. I am looking forward to playing with my band and singing my hits as well as some of new songs from my new CD’ Fires.”

. The Falkirk stadium is about a mile from the town centre. The nearest railway station is Falkirk Grahamston. Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh stop at Falkirk High station. The quickest way to transfer to the stadium is by taxi. Phone 01324-883305 to book a transfer.

Status Quo are the veteran rockers who have been making hits since the sixties. Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi remain the core members of the band. They have a new single and album out which they premiered on the BBC’s One Show last week.

10cc  hit their peak in the 1970s with I’m not in love and Wakll Street . The band initially consisted of four musicians—Graham GouldmanEric StewartKevin Godley, and Lol Creme—who had written and recorded together for some three years, before assuming the “10cc” name in 1972.

10cc  consisted of  two strong songwriting teams, one ‘commercial’ and one ‘artistic’, but both teams injected sharp wit into lyrically dextrous and musically varied songs. Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop-song-writers, who created most of the band’s  most commercial  songs.  Godley and Creme were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility who graduated to video production.

Falkirk Grahamston is the  nearest railway station . Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh stop at Falkirk High station. The quickest way to transfer to the stadium is by taxi. Phone 01324-883305 to book a transfer.

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Falkirk Wheel celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Falkirk Wheel , opened by the Queen in 2002, has celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Wheel’s iconic design has attracted visitors from around the world and it has become one of Scotland’s most popular tourist attractions . Princess Anne travelled to the Wheel to join the celebrations that Scottish Canals, the public corporation which has taken over from British Waterways in Scotland, was inaugurated.The Wheel enables canal boats to transfer from the Union Canal to the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Chairman Dr Jon Hargreaves said: “The Falkirk Wheel has made a great contribution to the image of Scotland and is now an intrinsic part of the Lowland canals and a perfect symbol of their renaissance and the broad economic, social and environmental public value they together deliver.”

The proposal to reopen the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal first became a real possibility in the early 1990s but the question mark was how to join the two to create the Millennium Link – a canal network enabling travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow, while regenerating the communities along the waterways.

Dr Hargreaves added: “When planning the Millennium Link, we wanted an extraordinary design which could become an icon affirming that the 18th century canal system is back and have an important role to play in travel in the 21st century.

Transfers from Falkirk town centre take just five minutes and can be booked by phone on 07576-127097. Transfers can be arranged for the surrounding areas including Linlithgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow.

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