An iconic indie rock band are set to headline a huge outdoor concert at Audley End this summer.

Suede will be joined at the Heritage Live gig on August 1 by special guest Johnny Marr, and Nadine Shah is set to open the event.

Bursting on to the scene 30 years ago, Suede were dubbed the best new band in Britain by Melody Maker.

They soared to the top of the charts with their self-titled debut album which won the second Mercury Music Prize

With huge songs such as Metal Mickey, Animal Nitrate, Beautiful Ones, Trash, Saturday Night, and Filmstar, Suede achieved remarkable success across a run of era-defining albums including Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Head Music and A New Morning.

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The band split in the early Noughties, before reuniting in 2010.

Since then, they have released further albums Bloodsports, Night Thoughts and The Blue Hour, as well as 2022’s hugely successful Autofiction.

All reached the top ten in the UK album chart, with Autofiction debuting at number two, their highest charting album since 1999.

Singer Brett Anderson, guitarist Richard Oakes, bass player Mat Osman, drummer Simon Gilbert and keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Neil Codling, Suede will be joined at the Audley End gig by special guest Johnny Marr.

After forming legendary band The Smiths in 1982, Marr went on to become a member of many bands including The Pretenders, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, and also collaborated with huge stars including Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Ferry, Talking Heads and Hans Zimmer.

Ely Standard: Icon - musician Johnny Marr, who will be joining Suede at the event in AugustIcon - musician Johnny Marr, who will be joining Suede at the event in August (Image: CarFest)

Marr released debut solo album The Messenger in 2013, and has since released four more albums, most recently 2022’s Fever Dreams Pts 1-4, with all his solo releases reaching the top ten in the UK.

Opening the show will be Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Nadine Shah, who is set to perform songs from her recently released album Filthy Underneath.

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