UK band UB40 feat. Ali & Astro play the VeszprémFest on July 12 – watch it, then enjoy a glass of wine at the accompanying Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days festival.
UB40 feat. Ali & Astro will play the VeszprémFest on July 12. The festival schedule also includes Katie Melua, Caro Emerald and a performance of Rigoletto.
The band have had many hits over the years, including “I Got You Babe”, "Please Don't Make Me Cry" and "Can't Help Falling in Love”. Organisers will be giving anyone attending the concert a coupon which can be used at the winery of their choice at Szentháromság tér after the show. The coupon is valid until the end of each festival, Sunday, July 14.
Original members of UB40, Ali Campbell and Astro, are celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary with an ongoing tour. Over four decades, they have released 18 albums, sold over 70 million records and bagged four Grammy nominations.
Formed in Birmingham in 1978, the band with English, Scottish, Irish, Yemeni and Jamaican roots quickly conquered the UK charts with their light pop-reggae tunes. Their 1983 album, Labour of Love brought international success.
Their cover of Neil Diamond’s 1967 song, Red Red Wine was then a global smash.
Singer Ali Campbell and keyboardist Mickey Virtue left the band in 2008, followed by singer-trumpeter Astro. Since then, they have released more albums and toured under the name UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey. The remaining five members operate under the name of UB40 with singer Duncan Campbell.