Paul Weller to headline at Warwick Castle summer festival

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Mod icon Paul Weller is to headline this year’s Warwick Castle Summer Sounds in July.

Paul Weller first exploded on the music scene finding fame as a member of The Jam, over 30 years ago.

With his impressive catalogue of music from The Jam, Style Council and solo material, he remains a cultural icon for generations still today.

His latest solo album, Sonik Kicks, reached number 1 in the UK charts.

Andrew Wyke, producer, said: “We are delighted to be bringing such an iconic performer to Warwick Castle. His live concerts are phenomenal and sell out across the UK, tickets are sure to be in high demand.”

Weller is an acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter. Starting with the band The Jam (1976–82), Weller went on to branch out musically to a more soulful style with The Style Council (1983–89).

In 1991 he established himself as a successful solo artist and remains a respected singer, lyricist and guitarist.

Despite widespread critical recognition, Weller has remained a national rather than an international star, and much of his songwriting is rooted in British culture. He is also the principal figure of the 1970s and 80s mod revival, earning him the nickname the Modfather.

In 1972 Weller formed the first incarnation of The Jam, playing bass guitar with his best friends Steve Brookes and Dave Waller.

Weller’s father, their manager, began booking the band into local working men’s clubs. Joined by Rick Buckler on drums, and Bruce Foxton, Weller and The Jam went on to achieve huge chart success.

Paul Weller and special guests are the first concert to be announced as part of Warwick Castle’s annual summer concerts. Tickets are on sale and are priced at £42.50 each plus booking fee. Book tickets from www.warwickconcerts.com