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Peter Andre coming to MacMoray Family Festival in Elgin next year, along with Torridon

By Lewis McBlane

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MACMORAY is bringing heavyweight Mysterious Girl popstar Peter Andre to Elgin.

Showbiz heavyweight Peter Andre will play at this year's MacMoray Family Festival...Picture inset: PeterAndre/Facebook
Showbiz heavyweight Peter Andre will play at this year's MacMoray Family Festival...Picture inset: PeterAndre/Facebook

The star's top tunes, including three UK number one singles, will ring out across Cooper Park as part of the festival next May.

An official MacMoray announcement this morning (Monday, October 2), also saw Highland folk rock band Torridon join the lineup.

And, keeping the festival close to home, Elgin and District Pipe Band are to show off Moray's own musical talents.

While R&B pop hit Flava and ballad I Feel You left their own marks on the late-90s pop landscape, Mr Andre is best-remembered for smash Mysterious Girl.

Though a hit from its initial UK release in 1996, it went on to towering success nearly a decade later.

In 2004, following his appearance on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here and a campaign on the Chris Moyles show, a re-release caught the public imagination and the Pop-Dancehall crossover track featuring Bubbler Ranx surged to number one.

During his stint in the Jungle, which saw him come third, he also began his relationship with ex-wife Katie Price (Jordan). He was also on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.

But despite becoming a well-known TV personality and presenter, the singer's chart records speak to the scale of his musical success.

He boasts nine top 10 singles and 14 top 40s – spending three weeks at number one and nearly a year-and-a-half in the top 40.

Five of Mr Andre's albums have also landed in the UK top 10.

The latest announcement further boosts MacMoray's offering of 90s and 2000s singalong pop tunes.

On Saturday, May 4, The Cartoons – famous for their 1998 cover of Witch Doctor – will share the bill with D:ream, DJ Sammy and Blue.

While, on Sunday, May 5, Black Lace of Agadoo fame, Gareth Gates, Whigfield, Basshunter and Boyzlife will scratch Moray's throwback pop itch.

However, those with a passion for the 1980s and earlier will also have plenty to enjoy at MacMoray 2024, with classic bands including Hue and Cry, The Drifters, Bad Manners and the Chris Slade Time Line spread across both days.

And those with more of an indie taste can also see The Hoosiers on the Saturday and Scouting for Girls on the Sunday.

For more information, visit the MacMoray Facebook page here.

The Festival has also launched a new TicketLine at: 01309 679613

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