Butefest - Introducing The Magic Numbers

The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers

Saturday night headliners The Magic Numbers are no strangers to festivals - it’s where they cut their teeth before landing a record deal.

The quartet - consisting of two sets of brothers and sisters - did the rounds of many smaller events in between landing support acts with the likes of Snow Patrol and Travis as they honed their craft and perfected their gorgeous harmonies, sweeping ballads and strong upbeat rock numbers.

As they gigged, they built a solid fanbase - so much so they were able to sell out the 2000-seater The Forum in London even before their debut album hit the shops.

Airplay courtesy of a live session for Dermot O’Leary on Radio2 helped as well as The Magic Numbers worked on their launch album in 2004 before hitting the road once more to tour Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Their talents earned them a Mercury Prize nomination and the momentum continued with the 2006 release of their second album, ‘Those The Brokes’ and a support slot with The Who plus a return visit to Glastonbury - the festival every band covets a place on the bill.

Two further albums have followed, they’ve toured and performed acoustically, and a new album, ‘The Alias’ is just out.

The Magic Numbers on stage (Pic: Allan Hutchings)

The Magic Numbers on stage (Pic: Allan Hutchings)

Butefest is a rare Scottish gig - and their headline slot on Saturday night should draw one of the biggest crowds of ‘em all.

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