GLAM rock band The Sweet are to play two special concerts in Portmeirion this summer to celebrate the 75th birthday of Wrexham-born guitarist, Andy Scott.

Billed as “Andy’s 75th Birthday Bash”, the gigs will take place on June 29 and 30 – the latter being his birthday - with tickets on sale from 12pm tomorrow (March 1) to mark St David’s Day.

A statement on The Sweet’s Facebook page read: “Get ready for the celebration of the century as we mark Andy's 75th birthday with not one, but two Sweet shows at the enchanting Portmeirion in Wales!

“This promises to be an unforgettable event filled with music, laughter, friends, and joy.

“Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks as we unveil exciting details about the performances and all the festivities!

“Don't miss out on the party of the year! Make sure to mark your calendars, set your alarms, and stay tuned for the birthday celebration that will go down in history!”


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In the early 1970s, The Sweet had a string of hit singles, including Wig Wam Bam, Block Buster and Ballroom Blitz.

A press statement added: “Experience the iconic brilliance of The Sweet, a true British national treasure and a rock music phenomenon that has captivated audiences on every continent for nearly five decades.

“At the heart of this extraordinary journey is Andy Scott, the golden thread seamlessly weaving the band's rich past with the present and future.

“Andy Scott's legendary commitment ensures the preservation of The Sweet's musical legacy and unparalleled live performances.

“With a determination to uphold the highest standards, he leads the band of today, boasting an illustrious pedigree.

“Witness the recreation of the Sweet sound ‘live’ – a dynamic fusion of high energy and soaring vocals, the trademark that has defined The Sweet for generations.

“Join us on this timeless musical voyage as we celebrate the enduring legacy crafted by Andy Scott and The Sweet.”