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Newark Festival: McFly singer and guitarist Danny Jones promises show that will go down in history

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Danny Jones has promised a show that will go down in history ahead of Newark Festival 2021.

The McFly star said the band would play all of their popular tunes at Newark Festival — their first headline show since the start of the pandemic.

McFly (47809316)
McFly (47809316)

"It will be a very special show because it is part of our first bunch of shows back, so they are going to go down in history," said Danny.

"We will put on one heck of a show, trust me. I feel like a greyhound ready to be released on the race track."

The singer and guitarist didn't reveal the full setlist but promised to play the songs people would want to hear.

Festival poster (47571323)
Festival poster (47571323)

"At our own tours, we get more indulgent with the albums because we have a longer set, but these festivals are more about playing the music people want to hear and having a good time," he said.

"We want to have a good time as well, we want everybody to know the songs and to be singing along.

"Normally at these gigs, we don't have to sing that much because the crowd are singing for us."

Asked if he had a particular track that he loved playing, he said: "Five colours is always special because it was our first single.

"People think we are bored of playing that song but actually, it is either the show opener or, 90% of the time, it is the show closer because it has energy, everyone knows it, and everyone can get involved.

"They (the popular songs) have gone on their own path and we like to have the energy of pop songs played in a rock sensibility — it is nice to have energy live, that is where the magic is for me.

"People are normally shocked by our live shows and I can't wait to have that reaction again. Those reactions are what we do it for."

Danny said he had never visited Newark before, but liked the sound of playing by Newark Castle.

Newark Castle by Bob Warriner (44890724)
Newark Castle by Bob Warriner (44890724)

"I'm excited to come, I love exploring new places," he said. "I love getting there early and exploring, to be honest.

"It is funny because the other day I heard that the Brits were the best at exploring the world but the worst at exploring their own country."

Danny said he would also put a poll on one of his Twitter or Instagram accounts to see whether 'Silence Is A Scary Sound' should be added to the setlist.

In addition to chart-toppers McFly, the Ellis Mather presents Newark Festival line-up will feature Gabrielle, Lemar and Vernon Kay, who will be DJ-ing.

This year's festival has also been retracted to one day, Saturday, August 21, as a result of coronavirus.

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