Brit Award winners Catfish and the Bottlemen wow the crowd at the Ricoh in Coventry

Catfish and the Bottlemen
Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen kicked off Ricoh Arena’s bumper summer of music to a sell-out crowd last week.

Around 10,000 people packed into Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Indoor Arena to see the Brit Award-winning Welsh rock outfit perform, with indie anthems including Kathleen and Longshot drawing deafening cheers from the crowd.

It was the second time that Catfish and the Bottlemen performed to a sell-out crowd at Ricoh Arena after a memorable debut at the venue back in November 2016.

This time round music-goers were also treated to a supporting performance by Scottish alternative rock sensations Twin Atlantic - famed for hits such as Heart and Soul, and Brothers and Sisters.

Justine Hewitt, head of operations at Ricoh Arena, said: “Catfish and the Bottlemen are one of the most in-demand bands on the indie circuit at the minute, and alongside Twin Atlantic, put together an incredible evening of live music.

“Ericsson Indoor Arena generates such a unique and electric atmosphere when it hosts capacity crowds, and it was the perfect way to begin a bumper period of entertainment that we have lined up inside Ricoh Arena’s stadium bowl.

“We have The Spice Girls performing on June 3 and 4 before the stadium bowl is transformed to host live motorsport for the very first time when Monster Jam comes to town on 8 June.

“We then wrap things up with the return of Bon Jovi on 23 June.

“We’re expecting to welcome around 150,000 visitors through Ricoh Arena’s turnstiles over a three-week period in June, and we can’t wait.”

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