Scouting for Girls and The South to headline Rugby Festival of Culture

Scouting for Girls
Scouting for Girls

Popular bands Scouting for Girls and The South will be headlining this year’s Rugby Festival of Culture.

The annual event celebrates a variety of music, comedy, food, arts and crafts.

Both bands will perform at the Benn Hall in Rugby, with The South taking to the stage on Sunday June 28, 7pm to 10.30pm, and Scouting for Girls performing on Sunday July 5, 7pm to 10pm.

The Festival of Culture is organised by Rugby First and supported by Rugby Borough Council.

The event runs from June 26 to July 12.

Aftab Gaffar, Rugby First managing director, said: “It’s fantastic that these bands will be performing as part of the festival this year.

The South

The South

“The line-up of events was already looking impressive but having these two bands perform will really add something special in what is now the festival’s fifth year.

“Both bands promise a great night out and I would encourage anyone interested in seeing them to book early to make sure they don’t miss out.”

Scouting for Girls’ first major single She’s So Lovely, stayed in the UK Top 10 singles chart for six weeks after its release in August 2007.

They released their self-titled debut album in September 2007 and it reached number one in the UK Album Chart and went triple Platinum in terms of total sales.

When The Beautiful South split in 2006, several members of the band weren’t ready to let it go. Two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside lifelong members Damon Butcher, Gaz Birtles and Tony Robinson, came out of retirement and formed the nine piece band, The South.

Hits include A Little Time, Don’t Marry Her, Red Eyes and Good as Gold.

Tickets for both performances are available now and demand is expected to be high so organisers are encouraging people to book their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available from the Benn Hall, by phone on (01788) 533719 or by visiting