Is there a doctor in the house? We are elated to announce that come August, we’ll have the one, the only Doctor and the Medics joining us in Ratlinghope for Farmer Phil’s Festival!
Formed in 1982 by The Rev Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson, Doctor and the Medics are best known for their monumental number one hit (in 23 countries, no less) ‘Spirit in the Sky’, which sold a staggering 24 million copies worldwide and recorded a further US #1 in 2015 following its 29th anniversary remix and re-release.
In the years in between, the group was lauded by NME in 1985 as “THE live band of the year”, a reflection of their unmissable and wildly flamboyant stage show, which these days features a string of hits from the ’80s, all given the unique Doctor and the Medics treatment.
As the saying goes, form is temporary while class is permanent and we are so excited to see these guys we can barely contain ourselves. Perhaps Doctor and the Medics need to prescribe us audio medicine to calm us down… sorry (not sorry)!
Here’s ‘Spirit in the Sky’: