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The Darkness to support Ed Sheeran at summer 2019 shows

Ed Sheeran and Justin Hawkins © Getty

The Darkness have been unveiled as the surprise support act on Ed Sheeran’s upcoming summer 2019 concerts.

Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Rufus Tiger Taylor will open proceedings at all six of Ed Sheeran’s outdoor concerts at Leeds Roundhay Park and Ipswich’s Chantry Park in August.

Posting a photo of Justin Hawkins with Ed Sheeran in a pub, The Darkness said: “We're happy to announce we'll be appearing with fellow Suffolk gentleman @edsheeran on his UK dates! Many thanks for inviting us along!”

Ahead of their Ed Sheeran support slots, The Darkness will headline Ramblin' Man Fair on Friday 19th July.

They appear on a sensational line-up that also features Black Stone Cherry (Saturday headliner), Foreigner (Sunday headliner), The Wildhearts (special guest Friday), Beth Hart, Anathema, Living Colour, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ritchie Kotzen, Pain of Salvation, Riverside, Koyo, Robert Jon and The Wreck, Orange Goblin, Crobot and Obsessed.

Having taken place over two days in late June/early July last year, the fifth Ramblin’ Man Fair moves back its traditional end of July slot on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July 2019.

Once again Ramblin’ Man Fair is located at the stunning surroundings of Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent and tickets to the event are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets.

See The Darkness (and Ed Sheeran) at the following shows:

Leeds Roundhay Park - Fri 16th
Leeds Roundhay Park - Sat 17th
Ipswich Chantry Park - Fri 23rd
Ipswich Chantry Park - Sat 24th 
Ipswich Chantry Park - Sun 25th
Ipswich Chantry Park - Mon 26th

The Darkness © Getty

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