Ruby stars Kaiser Chiefs play Hallam FM’s 40th

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Ruby chart toppers The Kaiser Chiefs will celebrate Hallam FM’s own ruby anniversary with a spectacular 40th birthday pop party this summer, writes Graham Walker.

They will join other big names to perform at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Friday, July 18.

The Kaiser Chiefs

The Kaiser Chiefs

Tickets for the Summer Live event are £25 to £35, with early bird discounts, and limited premium seats at £70, on sale from today.

Buy at the venue in person, call 0114 256 5656, or visit www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk

Also check out the event’s own web site at www.hallamfm.com/summerlive.

Hallam FM’s Big John @ Breakfast made the announcement on his show this morning.

I Predict A Riot hit makers The Kaiser Chiefs are fronted by Ricky Wilson, a coach this year on BBC 1’s The Voice.

Sheffield’s Jessica Steele, who recently made it to the knockout stage on the TV talent show, will be reunited with Ricky - she’s also on the bill.

Leeds based, the Kaiser Chiefs have been together for more than 10 years and are set to release their fifth studio album.

Ricky said: “I’m really excited, coming back up North feels like recharging my batteries. I can’t believe you’re 40”.

Big John, who will announce more chart stars taking part later this week, said: “It’s Hallam FM’s 40th birthday this year, so we have been asking our listeners how we should celebrate in style and we have all sorts of amazing ideas.

“We are doing lots of things - one of them is to book this huge party, for one night only, at the Motorpoint Arena on July 18, with live music from today’s biggest stars.

“The first of this chart topping line is none other than Yorkshire band The Kaiser Chiefs.

“We’ve plenty of room for everyone. It was fantastic to have Ricky join us live on air to tell us that The Kaiser Chiefs would be the first band play live and celebrate with us.