THE organisers of this Summer's HIGH TIDE festival in Bournemouth have unveiled Manic Street Preachers as the headline act for the Saturday night.

The first HIGH TIDE event is set for Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2 with two purpose-built stages on the beach, between the piers.

It follows the recent announcement that Supergrass will be the penultimate headline act.

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A HIGH TIDE spokesperson said: “We’re thrilled to announce that the Manic Street Preachers will be headlining the Saturday Rock/Indie day.

"We have promised from the outset that HIGH TIDE will deliver globally significant music acts to complement the unrivalled beach location and we’re quite sure that this announcement absolutely nails it."

The Manic Street Preachers have seen global success with 34 UK Top 40 hits and 10 million album sales worldwide.

Other artists on the Saturday line up include Morcheeba, The Subways and Dodgy.

Read more: First Saturday night act announced for Bournemouth beach festival

Audiences of up to 10,000 are expected each day of the festival.

The 2nd phase tickets are on sale now, with choice of Friday, Saturday or weekend tickets.

The event takes place between 3pm and 11pm each day.

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Access will be from either Bournemouth Pier or Boscombe Pier.

Grammy Award winning Clean Bandit will headline the first night line-up, which will have a dance and Ibiza theme.

There has been nothing like it on the Bournemouth beachfront before and audiences of up to 10,000 are expected each day.

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Announcing the event last month, Simon Smith, co-organiser, said: “Bringing a large-scale music festival to Bournemouth has been a long held ambition of ours.

"We have enjoyed growing and developing SKATE, the winter ice rink in the Lower Gardens and have been in talks with BCP council to achieve our vision for a summer event.

"We are delighted that in 2022, after two difficult years for hospitality, we are able to bring an event that we know music lovers, both local to the area and tourists, will enjoy."

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