Spector’s Fred Macpherson: ‘Charlotte Church is bringing Welsh music back’

Spector, Chic feat Nile Rodgers and Dexys round off the Lounge On The Farm festival

Spector frontman Fred Macpherson told fans that “Charlotte Church is bringing Welsh music back” on Saturday (July 7), the second night of Lounge On The Farm festival.

The Welsh singer was supposed to make an appearance at the festival, however she cancelled her show at the last minute leaving Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) to perform at The Farmhouse Kitchen instead.

The three-day festival took place in Kent and was host to a range of artists on the Friday (July 6) such as Mystery Jets, Slow Club and Jake Bugg, with Spector playing on the Saturday.


The wise-cracking frontman also told the crowd there that it was “an honour to be playing so close to a Pizza Express”, slicking back his hair between songs.

Other acts who played the festival included Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, who were previously joined by Johnny Marr at the Parklife festival in Manchester last month. The funk band got the crowd dancing to a host of classic tracks, including ‘We Are Family’, ‘Like A Virgin’ and their own ‘Le Freak’.

Headliners The Charlatans and Dexys (formerly Dexys Midnight Runners) both closed the event on the final night (July 8), with the latter finishing with crowd pleaser ‘Come On Eileen’.