McFly will be the headline act for T-Live – part of Telford & Wrekin Council’s major summer festival T-Party.
The band, who has sold more than 10 million records worldwide in their ten year career, will be the first major act to perform a live outdoor gig in the Telford Town Park Arena.
They will take to the stage on Saturday September 7, with some big name support acts to be confirmed shortly.
T-Live is part of the Council’s new summer festival T-Party, a double weekend of celebration which is expected to attract more than 20,000 people.
It gets under way during the weekend of August 30-September 1 when the Telford Town Park Arena will host a family weekend with street entertainment, a family theatre performance, music and dancing.
T-Party will then culminate with T-Live the following weekend on September 7 when McFly and support acts will take to the stage for probably the biggest outdoor gig ever to be performed in the borough.
Telford & Wrekin Council leader Councillor Kuldip Sahota said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to attract an internationally established act like McFly for the first ever T-Party Festival.
“To my mind, this puts down a marker for the T-Party for future years and will well and truly put Telford and Wrekin on the map.
“We have a wonderful facility in the Town Park Arena and I feel the programme of entertainment we are putting together for T-Party is one that will really excite local residents and visitors as well.
“We will be making more announcements in the coming weeks about what else will feature as part of the entertainment for T-Live and we expect tickets to sell very quickly.”
McFly will play a 75 minute set with support acts on stage from late afternoon and tickets for the gig will be £35 for adults and £30 for young people (11-16) or £32 and £28 for Telford Loyalty Card holders. Under fives will be allowed in free and those aged 5 to 10 will be just £10.
Tickets will go on sale next week and will be available via www.tparty.co.uk or by calling on 01952 382382 or in person at the Box Office counter and Telford Ice Rink. Purchasers who have special access requirements or who have under fives should contact the box office.
Registered Telford Loyalty Card (TLC) holders will be able to snap up theirs at discounted prices.