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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Alexei Sayle in 2013 Fringe line-up

Legendary Scouse comedian Alexei Sayle heads the list of top entertainers who will be appearing at this year’s Llangollen Fringe Festival.

The 11-night event, which runs from July 18-28, also features former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion and Ian Dury’s backing band The Blockheads. 

Alexei Sayle (pictured left) is a stand-up comedian, actor and author.  

He was a central part of the alternative comedy circuit in the early 1980s.  

He was voted the 18th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-ups in 2007.  

Sir Andrew Motion is a poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009.
During the period of his laureateship, Motion (pictured right) founded the Poetry Archive, an online resource of poems and audio recordings of poets reading their own work. In 2012, Sir Andrew became President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, taking over from Bill Bryson.

The Blockheads are a rock and roll band who were originally fronted by vocalist Ian Dury as Ian Dury and the Blockheads. 

The band (pictured below) has continued to perform since Dury's death in 2000.r 
A complete event ticket is priced at £50. Individual event advance tickets are also available, the prices vary from £7 to £16.50. 

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