Dougie is the bass player and backing vocalist of british pop-rock band McFly. He has co-writer credits on many of McFly's tracks, including the lead writer credit on their 2007 number one single "Transylvania". Poynter also wrote an unrecorded track called Silence Is A Scary Sound, which is featured as a live recording on their third studio album Motion In The Ocean. Poynter was 15 when he joined the band. Because of his young age, Dougie and the other members of McFly hold the record for the youngest band to ever have a debut album go straight to number one, a record previously held by The Beatles. McFly are currently recording their 6th studio album... keep reading.
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THREE of the biggest names in pop have been confirmed for Burnley’s biggest ever music festival. Controversial rappers N-Dubz, all-girl group The Saturdays and rock band McFly will perform at Towneley Live in Towneley Park on Saturday, August 13. Tickets for the day-long event will go on sale on Friday morning with organisers promising there are more big names to come.
A festival spokesman said: “It’s fantastic to be able to announce the headlining acts for this year’s first ever Towneley Live. We’re delighted to be bringing such big acts to Burnley. Each group adds something unique to the bill and will blow the audience away with their superb live shows. We’re confident Towneley Live is going to be the best thing to have happened to Burnley in years.”
Ticket prices have also been revealed with early bird tickets available from Friday at £42.50 plus booking fee if bought before the end of June. After that they will be £46.50 each. Special family tickets are available for one adult and two children under 14 at an early bird bird price of £95. Tickets will be available at local HMV stores in Burnley and Blackburn or online at www.hmvtickets.com or via 0843 221 0100. A limited number of tickets will also be available from the box office at Burnley Mechanics on 01282 664400. Crowds of up to 20,000 are expected for the festival, which has been targeted at younger music fans and families.