A Fleetwood festival-goer’s dream came true when she popped into Highbury Stadium to buy tickets for a forthcoming concert there.
Lynda Walsh was surprised – and delighted – to meet Happy Mondays star Mark ‘Bez’ Berry in the club ticket office.
The Mondays’ dancer and percussionist was in town to promote the Live Wyre Frack Free Sunday concert, which takes place at the League Two ground on June 1.
The Happy Mondays will be joined by chart-topper Toyah Wilcox, Scottish outfit Big Country, The Troggs, Alabama 3 and ska band Bad Manners, fronted by Buster Bloodvessel.
Lynda said: “It’s was a really lovely surprise to meet Bez. The Happy Mondays are one of the bands I really want to see. They were the big attraction for me but, when I saw the rest of the line-up, I thought I must come along.
“This is also a good way to raise awareness about fracking. Meeting Bez was the highlight of my day.”
Bez, who is an activist in the anti-fracking movement, said: “It was great meeting Lynda. The festival is going to be a great day for Fleetwood.
“Let’s hope we have a beautiful Fleetwood sunny day in June. We have some great artists lined up – the Happy Mondays, Alabama 3, Bad Manners and Toyah Wilcox.
“I’m sure it will be a good day for Fleetwood and let’s hope Town do well in the play-offs. That would be a great double celebration with the festival coming with its anti-fracking message.”
Tickets are now on sale from the club ticket office or www.seetickets.com/tour/ftfc-presents-live-wyre-music-festival .
Standing tickets are £29 and seated £35.
The event starts at 11am and ends at 10pm.