10cc to perform in Botanical Gardens

Status Quo, 10CC and Big Figure  concert at Alnwick.'10cc.
Status Quo, 10CC and Big Figure concert at Alnwick.'10cc.

POP veterans 10cc lead the way in the line-up for this year’s Music in the Gardens in Sheffield.

The band, which had a run of big hits in the Seventies and is celebrating its 40th anniversary, led by founder member Graham Gouldman, will perform in the Botanical Gardens on Friday, July 6 as part of a series of charity concerts organised by the Rotary Club of Sheffield.

Booked for the Wednesday is a Big Band Night featuring Keith Peters’ Big Band, Thursday sees the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain and Saturday has a classical concert with the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rotary Club president Bryan Whitfield said he was “chuffed” to have secured 10CC. “We have always said it is such a lovely place for concerts and that we should push the boundaries.”

Tickets for the concerts go on sale in April. Last year’s Music in the Gardens, which featured Sheffield born singer, musician and writer Paul Carrack and jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine, raised £57,000 for charity thanks to couple of sell-out evenings in the 3,500 capacity grounds.

Beneficiaries included Amy’s House, Asbergers Carers, Weston Park Hospital, the Head Injuries Unit at the Royal Hallamshire, the Kidney Research Foundation, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Botanical Gardens Trust and the Shepherd Wheel restoration project.