Pop/rock outfit The Lightyears met during their schooldays in south Oxfordshire, and have been performing together ever since. The band have been voted Best Pop/Rock Act at the UK Indy Awards, played Wembley Stadium and Glastonbury Festival, toured across four continents and shared a stage with The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Queen’s Roger Taylor.
At Rugfest, expect a set of high-octane, crowd-pleasing covers, with a few originals thrown in for good measure. You’ll sing, you’ll dance and you won’t want the party to end…
The Lightyears are a band with stories to tell.
They’ve breakfasted with elephants in Thailand, partied with the Ambassador in South Korea and hallucinated onstage at Glastonbury; they’ve played to audiences of ten people in tiny clubs and crowds of thousands in sports stadiums; they’ve watched the sun rise over Galway Bay, sung Beatles songs at the Cavern Club and talked late into the night with strangers on the banks of the Delaware River. They’ve climbed mountains in Cape Town, won and lost music awards; lived the jet-set lifestyle one day and found themselves penniless the next; they’ve travelled in the ignominy of stinking Transit vans and the luxury of business class; they’ve necked gin and tonics in roof-top jacuzzis under a red Asian dawn; they’ve made money for nothing, money for singing, money for making people dance. They’ve sold out, sold short, told tales and made merry.
They have triumphed and failed and argued and revelled, and played their music all over the world.
But no matter how high they fly or how far they fall, nothing will change the fact that they once accidentally headlined a crèche in Peterborough.
…And the toddlers of the Caverstede Early Years Nursery thought they were distinctly average.
“One of the best bands I have ever seen or heard”
Hugh Padgham, Producer (Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John)
“The Lightyears made our entire event. It was the best party I've ever been to in my life!!”
Robbie Fleck, Cape Town Tens
“The perfect good-time summer band”
Dave Abell, Glastonbury Festival
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