It’s coming home... Three Lions stars coming to Knebworth

PUBLISHED: 13:04 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:18 11 July 2018

The Lightning Seeds will play the Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth House

The Lightning Seeds will play the Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth House

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It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming... Football’s coming home! And the group behind football anthem Three Lions will be coming to Knebworth this summer.

Tonight (Wednesday) sees the England football team in its first World Cup semi-final in 28 years and Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home) is sweeping the nation – again.

The 1996 hit by The Lightning Seeds and Baddiel & Skinner is being played across the radio and roared on the streets, pubs and homes, with the line “it’s coming home” being used conversationally everywhere.

If you can’t get enough of the song, you can watch the Three Lions video above.

The track has become the hymn for this summer’s World Cup and brings back memories of a summer that saw Britpop legends Oasis playing two epic gigs in the grounds of Knebworth House.

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This summer, Ian Broudie’s band The Lightning Seeds will perform at the new Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth Park on Saturday, September 1.

Three Lions is a close contender for this week’s Number 1 in the Official Charts, and even the current chart-topper, Hertford singer-songwriter George Ezra, wants the song to replace his single Shotgun at the top.

Set to headline Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling later this month, Ezra urged fans to buy Three Lions in a video posted on social media.

He said: “Thanks to you lovely people, Shotgun has been Number 1 for two weeks running. Now of course that is amazing.

“But I think it’s time we knock it off the Number 1 spot with Three Lions.

“We go out and we download and we stream Three Lions.

And you know why? Because it’s coming home. Come on England!”

If Three Lions makes it to the top on Friday, it would be the third time the song has been Number 1, having previously made it in 1996 and 1998.

Cool Britannia Festival line-up poster for Knebworth ParkCool Britannia Festival line-up poster for Knebworth Park

Also playing Knebworth’s Cool Britannia Festival are main stage headliners Happy Mondays and Ocean Colour Scene.

Feeder, Razorlight, Embrace, Peter Hook & The Light, Cast, Heather Small, Dodgy, Space, Toploader and The South are also on the Cool Britannia 2018 line-up poster.

The festival will also see the premiere of Britpop Classical featuring Phil Daniels singing Parklife, The Farm’s Peter Hooton, Saffron from Republica and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory.

Legendary dance music brand Ministry of Sound will be housed in the Big Top featuring some of the best club DJs of the 90s era, including Todd Terry, Brandon Block, Jazzie B and Alfredo.

• For tickets, visit the official festival website at

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