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The likes of 80s Matchbox, The Ordinary Boys and Electric Six head for Middlesbrough...

Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Electric Six, and The Ordinary Boys have all been conformed for the free MIDDLESBROUGH MUSIC LIVE festival.

Over 100 bands will play at the event taking place on May 31.

The one day festival is expected to attract around 30,000 people.

The current line-up also includes – Kosheen, Razorlight, Goldie Lookin Chain, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, The Dead 60s, The Features, The Open, Bloc Party, The Glitterati, Kasabian and My Red Cell.

Festival promoter Graham Ramsay has pointed out that there are still places left on this year’s bill, and has invited NME readers to nominate their choices via the official festival website at [url=]middlesbroughmusiclive.co.uk.

“Every year, a huge number of the bands we book come from suggestions from the public… we’d love people to e-mail and tell us who they want to see, and we’ll do our best to book the most popular suggestions,” he said.

The festival, which was launched in 2000, saw performances last year from band such as Junior Senior and [a][/a]. The festival begins at 12pm and lasts until 10pm.