Matt Cardle to headline Stafford ‘Burh’ Day concert

Platinum selling singer songwriter Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle will be headlining a free concert in Stafford next month to mark the town’s 1,100th birthday.

The platinum selling singer songwriter rose to fame after he won the seventh series of ‘X Factor’ and saw his debut single ‘When We Collide’ top the charts.

He will now head the bill at the free concert on Saturday 6 July. The event in the town’s Market Square is free to residents of the borough and applications have already been made for well over half the 4,000 tickets on offer.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday 27 June.

The Magic of Motown will be performing a spectacular one-hour set as the finale to the event and popular local band, The Rock Dogs, will be kicking off the show which will run from 6pm until 10pm.

The Borough Council has been working with Signal Radio to bring a final line-up to the event.

For more information and to register for free tickets now go to www.staffordfestival.co.uk.

The council has already announced a colourful story telling parade, involving community groups, organisations and businesses parading through the town in the morning. And there will be a local music showcase taking place throughout the afternoon – leading up to the free concert.

The events are part of the celebration of the 1,100th anniversary since Aethelflaed the Lady of the Mercians, daughter of King Alfred the Great, fortified Stafford as a defended settlement. A burh is the old name for a fortified town or other defended site.