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All Saints top the bill at Feile an Phobail

By David Young

Pop stars All Saints will be the headliners at this year's Feile an Phobail.

The Nineties girl group - currently on a UK tour promoting latest album Red Flag - will appear at Falls Park on August 7.

The popular West Belfast festival will run from August 3 to 14, and will feature Eighties hitmakers Holly Johnson, the former lead singer of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Roland Gift, who rose to prominence in Fine Young Cannibals.

The two play on the same August 11 show.

Also appearing during the festival will be acts such as Deacon Blue (Falls Park, August 13) , Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlan and Frances Black (August 9), The Kooks (August 6), and Dutch electronic dance music act Showtek (August 12), who appear with top Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet.

There will be crafts, coding workshops, theatre and drama, a carnival parade and a party in the park.

Feile an Phobail has in the past proved controversial.

Last year's appearance by Scottish comic Frankie Boyle sparked criticism from campaigners, upset at Boyle making fun of disabled people.

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