Eighties pop icons A-ha and blues legends Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy have been added to the line-up for this year’s Summer Pops.
Norway’s favourite sons have confirmed a show on Sunday, July 16. Vocalist Morten Harket said: "We're really excited about this show. It will be a real celebration." Blues legends Beck and Guy team up for fans of ace guitar playing, with a show four days earlier on Wednesday, July 12.
Today they are recognised as one of the most influential bands, with U2, Robbie Williams and Coldplay all acknowledging the group’s superb songwriting.Jeff Beck said: "Playing a legendary musical city like Liverpool with a music legend like Buddy is going to be very special."
The Big Top line-up already boasts a double sell-out by rock legends The Who, along with shows by Il Divo, Simply Red, Westlife, James Brown, Simple Minds, Oscar Peterson, Ronan Keating, Sugababes, and Whitesnake.
More big names are being promised by organisers CMP Entertainment.
With their 1985 UK number one The Sun Always Shines On TV and perennial 80s classic Take On Me, A-ha - Morten, Paul, and Magne - became global stars..
In 1991 they played to a world record paying audience of 198,000 at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.