Garden Stage, Sunday 2024
Formed in 1978, Dexys Midnight Runners reached the #1 spot in the UK in 1980 with Geno which was soon followed by their debut album
After the album's release, the line-up of the band changed with leader Kevin Rowland also changing the Dexys horn-led sound and look. In 1982, the band's most commercially successful album was released featuring international megahit Come On Eileen. The band were now directly inspired by folk and Celtic music.
In 2003, Dexys reformed for a series of concerts, this time dropping "Midnight Runners" from their name. The band began work on a new album which would eventually be released in 2012, and was hailed as a masterpiece by critics and was a triumphant comeback.
The band returned in 2023 for a new album and further concerts.