Bands representing 4 UK regions

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  1. Heard on R2 this morning that there's going to be a concert to kick off the Olympic celebrations. Headlining are four bands representing the UK regions:

    Wales: Stereophonics
    Scotland: Paulo Nuttini
    NI: Snow Patrol
    England:........ Duran Duran :???:

    Did they run out of money before they managed to book the group for England? Surely they could have got someone a little more up to date?! Adele too busy?

    Who would you have represent the 4 regions?
  2. Snow Patrol indeed! Nowt wrong with the Shankill Protestant Boys.
  3. Wales: The Manic Street Preachers
    Scotland: The Simple Minds
    NI: The Undertones or Ash or Snow Patrol
    England: The Jam
  4. Wales: Max Boyce
    Scotland: The Krankies
    NI: Jimmy Crickett
    England: Skrewdriver
  5. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    The north-east is a "region." The south west is a "region." Wales is a "region." England is a country and Scotland wants to be one. Or not. Who knows?

    In any event, why does every fucking event in Britain have to have a bloody pop concert associated with it? It's the Olympics, not a music festival.
  6. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Region, shmegion.

    No doubt The Beautiful South'll want to do Hull.

    There's going to be a hell of a scrum to represent the People's Republic of Liverpool.
  7. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    I think that you'll find that Wales is a country. It has it's own language, assembly, national anthem and everything.
  8. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Wales - Manic Street Preachers
    NI - Ash
    Scotland - Runrig
    England - Kate Rusby and Billy Bragg.
  9. Runrig and Billy 'Fucking Dead Boring' Bragg? Come on move with the times, after all, it is the 21st Century!!Manics and Snow Patrol will be good. Duran will be funny and who are the band from Scotland? Runrig are a bit old and smelly but at least we have heard of them south of Hardrian's Wall
  10. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Goldie Lookin' Chain for Wales, surely?
  11. Careful, the Cornish will be along in a minute.
  12. They announced the lineup for the show on the news on Planet Rock radio this morning. The DJ paused for a moment and said "I think I'll give that one a miss..."

    Made me laugh.

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  13. Nah.. none of the above are real countries, they can't set their own taxes and laws - unlike the EU Free State of York (c867 occupied sometime after 1066)
  14. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Oh fucking yes...
  15. England - Sex Pistols
    Scotland - The Exploited
    Northern Ireland - Stiff Little Fingers
    Wales - The Oppressed.