Del Amitri – Fringe by the Sea
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Del Amitri

Saturday 3rd August 2024
Big Top, Lodge Grounds


Glasgow rockers Del Amitri have sold seven million albums with a string of hit singles including Kiss This Thing Goodbye, Always The Last To Know and Roll To Me.

Almost two decades on from their last album, Del Amitri easily remember the good old days, when a Glasgow indie band “who never really cut it as Orange Juice and Josef K copyists, which is kinda what we were” became, in effect, overnight successes.

Suddenly, after their first album (1985’s Del Amitri), with 1989’s Waking Hours, hit single ‘Nothing Ever Happens’ propelled them to sharing a Top of the Pops stage with Phil Collins, then in the imperial phase of his solo career, newcomer Sinead O’Connor singing ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, and the premier of Public Enemy’s ‘Welcome to the Terrordome’ video.

Del Amitri also remember the other side of the good old days. That happens when being successful enough to bag a stadium support with one of the biggest bands in the world isn’t quite enough success
to insulate you from the indignity of a breakfast TV outside-broadcast from Blackpool and being upstaged by a dancing omelette.

“We did a gig with REM in Cardiff Arms Park, third on the bill with Belly and The Cranberries,” begins singer/guitarist Justin Currie. “And REM were mingling round the catering area after and invited us to their aftershow. We’re like: ‘Oh yes! We’re going to get to party with REM!’” Alas… “Oh no – we had to get on the bus at midnight, drive through the night to Blackpool, sit outside the beach on the tour bus, waiting on the 5.30am call-time, then got put in a Portakabin, ignored for three hours.

We look forward to welcoming Del Amitri to the Fringe by the Sea Big Top.

Support act to be confirmed.

Please note this is a standing event.

A limited number of seats are available to reserve by selecting the Accessible Platform ticket.

The Big Top venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have questions about accessibility please find more information here or contact

Under 16s must be accompanied by an over 18.