Pop-tastic week of live music at Buxton Opera House

The Puppini Sisters
The Puppini Sisters

After the success of its inaugural year, Summer Pops Week is back at Buxton Opera House next month for seven nights of music from well-known musicians.

The Puppini Sisters, the finest exponents of swing-pop, will open proceedings on Wednesday July 30 with an intoxicating performance together with impeccable harmonies, glamorous costumes and synchronized dance steps.

Barbara Dickson, folk star of the 1960s and stage actress known for her roles in Blood Brothers and Spend, Spend, Spend, will wow with her powerful voice on Thursday July 31, while Irish instrumental band Lúnasa will perform alongside BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year award-winner Bella Hardy & The Midnight Watch on Friday August 1.

Ivor Novello award-winners The Feeling are back on tour and will make an appearance at the opera house on Saturday August 2, and the following evening a Last Night of The Summer Proms event will provide a commemorative programme to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

From The Jam, featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, will be belting out hits such as In The Tube Station at Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World during a performance on Monday August 4. And to close Summer Pops Week on Tuesday August 5, The Big Chris Barber Band will give a special 60th anniversary performance as part of its diamond jubilee tour.

Tickets are available from the box office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.