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Perth's Southern Fried festival line-up announced

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Image caption Paul Carrack, Nick Lowe and Andy Fairweather Low will close this year's festival

Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack, Andy Fairweather Low and Mary Chapin Carpenter are among the headliners at this year's Southern Fried festival.

Imelda May and Gretchen Peters will also top the bill at this year's Perth event, organisers announced.

The roots music festival, which runs from 29 to 31 July, is now in its ninth year and tickets go on sale later this week.

There will also be smaller shows and a new daytime acoustic stage.

Festival director Andy Shearer said more acts would be announced and praised the "strength and breadth" of this year's line-up.

He said: "Mary Chapin Carpenter is one of the few remaining big name songwriters on the Americana scene who hasn't yet performed at Southern Fried so we're very pleased to secure an appearance from her."

The festival takes place at Perth Concert Hall and other venues in the city centre.

Mr Shearer said: "Nick Lowe is another artist we've been chasing pretty much every year since Southern Fried began.

"To not only book him this year but in the company of two real heavyweight musicians in Paul Carrack and Andy Fairweather Low feels like a real coup and something our audience will get really excited about."

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