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Happy Mondays to play Shetland gig at Mareel in December

The Happy Mondays
Image caption The seven members of the original line-up have re-formed

The Happy Mondays are to play a gig in Shetland's Mareel arts centre.

The band, who were at the forefront of the so-called Madchester scene, formed in 1980 with Shaun Ryder as their frontman, and dancer Mark "Bez" Berry.

The original seven-strong line-up will play Mareel on Saturday 15 December, with tickets priced at £50.

Gwilym Gibbons, director of Shetland Arts, said: "This demonstrates Mareel's potential to attract renowned acts to Shetland as they tour Europe."

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