Van Morrison to top second day of Finsbury Park festival

A FESTIVAL has extended its star line-up for a second day - set to be headlined by blues rock legend Van Morrison.

A growing number of bands keen to take part in London Feis has persuaded events boss Vince Power to prolong the festival to Sunday, June 19.

Bob Dylan has already been confirmed as the bill-topper for the Irish themed music festival on the Saturday.

It will be the first time the duo have played in Finsbury Park at the same show since they shared a stage in 1993.

Mr Power said: “Because of the popularity of the first day and the numbers of bands wanting to play, we have had to extend the festival to a second day. I am delighted to confirm Van Morrison to headline the second night and this is shaping up to be a great celebration.”

Other artists booked include Irish acts The Cranberries, only recently reformed to play their only UK festival performance, and Shane MacGowan, as well as Northern Irish bands like The Undertones.

Tickets for the weekend are selling for �120.

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Mr Power’s other big summer event for Finsbury Park, the Big Issue Festival, was due to take place on the Sunday, but will now be postponed until Saturday, September 3.

The new addition has boosted Finsbury Park’s summer festivals from three to four days - and will also include the Newroz Festival at the end of March.