A leading music promoter says she wants to continue to bring more top acts to Dundee for years to come.
Liz Doogan-Hobbs, founder of the Liz Hobbs Group (LHG), said she was “delighted” with the success of previous big shows put on at Slessor Gardens.
On Monday the company announced The Voice star Sir Tom Jones would be appearing at the Waterfront this summer, while R&B star Craig David has already been confirmed as another top act heading to the city.
Previously, the Liz Hobbs Group has brought Little Mix, Olly Murs, Rita Ora and Simple Minds to Slessor Gardens.
Liz told the Tele a third and final music act this summer was still to be announced, but that she would love to sit down with Dundee City Council to work out a longer term plan for live music in the city centre.
She said: “We have been working with Dundee City Council for the last two years and have brought six hugely successful concerts to Slessor Gardens including Little Mix, Rita Ora, Olly Murs and Simple Minds, and this summer so far we have been able to announce Craig David and Sir Tom Jones.
“I’m currently in talks to bring one more major act to Dundee this summer. It’s too early at this stage to say who they are but they will be playing at Slessor Gardens some time between May and September.”
It is the third year in a row the Liz Hobbs Group has been involved in organising gigs in Dundee, with plans for at least two more years’ worth of live music after this summer.
But Liz said she would be happy to carry on beyond that, should the demand still be there.
She said: “For us as a business it’s hugely expensive to develop a new venue and so at the outset at LHG we agreed to make a business commitment to the development of music in Dundee of five years.
“We are now on year three and we’re delighted with the progress so far. I hope to bring further concerts to Dundee in the future.
“In the early days no one could predict whether it would succeed, but there’s a buzz in the city.
“Word is spreading among agents and acts and we are getting more and more interest from artists who would like to play here.”
Liz added: “We are getting local people involved in other aspects by providing employment in areas such as security and being involved on the day.”