Punk leaders The Skids are to play Carlisle this summer, returning to The Brickyard almost exactly two years on from a powerhouse performance at the venue.

They are playing a host of big-name dates in June, including Newcastle’s 02 Academy, the Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow and the Royal Albert Hall.

Formed in 1977, they had a series of influential singles, including The Saints Are Coming, Into The Valley, TV Stars and Sweet Suburbia.

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The announcement of the date follows the news that another punk icon, former Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell, will be appearing at the Fisher Street club on November 13.

* The Skids play The Brickyard on August 3. For tickets, go to www.thebrickyardonline.com