Reggae pop legends UB40 have been lined up to grace the stage in the first announced open-air gig at Dundee’s Waterfront.
The band, most famous for their hit Red Red Wine, will play at Slessor Gardens on Saturday May 20 as part of their Grandslam 2017 tour.
The concert will feature the line-up of Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, with fellow-’80s stars Level 42 as special guests.
In more recent years the band became involved in a legal spat over the use of the UB40 name when frontman Ali Campbell left, followed shortly after by keyboard player Mickey Virtue.
Astro remained with the band until November 2013, when he departed to team back up with Campbell and Virtue, triggering the row.
Although Slessor Gardens has staged a number of events since it was created as part of the Waterfront redevelopment, UB40’s appearance is expected to be one of the first major music events there.
Lead singer Ali Campbell said: “We cannot wait to perform for all our fans at Dundee next summer and pull out all the favourites that our fans love the most.
“The Grandslam tour is going to be a brilliant experience and we are delighted to have Level 42, the Original Wailers and the amazing Raging Fyah performing as our special guests.”
Tickets for the gig go on sale on Friday.