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Blondie to play Cornwall gig for the first time in 18 years

Blondie who have sold more than 40 million albums will perform at the Eden Sessions. Photo: PA Images

Blondie have announced they will perform at this summer’s Eden Sessions in Cornwall.

The iconic band will play a show against the backdrop of the famous Biomes on 23 June.

They have just released their eleventh studio album Pollinator, featuring tracks written by Johnny Marr, Charli XCX and Sia. The band are best known however, for their hits Heart of Glass, Atomic, The Tide is High and Maria.

The American act has sold more than 40 million albums and follows in the footsteps of Lionel Richie, Tom Jones and Manic Street Preachers in gracing the Eden Project stage.

Blondie last played in Cornwall in 1999 at the Cornwall Coliseum in St. Austell. Their Eden Session is one of only two shows they will play in the UK this summer.

Debbie Harry performing with Blondie in 1999. Credit: PA Images

We’re privileged for them to be playing such an exclusive show so soon after the release of their new album.

This announcement is a great addition to what is sure to be a vintage year for the Eden Sessions.

– Rita Broe, Eden’s Marketing Director

Also on the bill at the Eden Sessions in 2017:

  • Bastille (June 15)
  • Madness (June 16 – SOLD OUT)
  • Royal Blood (June 22)
  • Van Morrison (July 1)
  • Bryan Adams (July 6 – SOLD OUT)
  • Foals (July 11)