Summer is upon us and sun cream and wellies are being are being looked out in preparation for the festival and outdoor gig season. Queen of the South have taken a foray into the rock world by booking Status Quo supported by REEF and Big Country. With a fistful of hits between them spanning up to 4 decades, Queen of the South have booked instantly recognisable names for their first venture away from football.

Getting into the spirit of things in preparation for the event which takes place on Friday the 5th June at queens home turf of Palmerston Park in Dumfries are Queens players, Derek Lyle and Iain Russell. Sporting nothing more than guitars and trendy hairstyles the lads were keen to do their bit to help promote the forthcoming gig.

Queens commercial manager, Victoria Thomson said “Tickets have been selling really well and REEF who are our latest addition to the bill have given us an iconic 90,s act to compliment Status Quo and Big Country who first rose to prominence in the seventies and eighties . We feel that our line-up appeals to a wide range of people and we are all set to welcome them in a few weeks’ time”.

For those wishing to see some musical pioneers in action and participate in a bit of football history, tickets can be purchased at £45 each and can be booked online from www.qosfc.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Alternatively they can be bought in person from the club, between 9am and 4pm Mon to Fri. Queen of the South shirt sponsors, Palmerston Cafe are also selling tickets, every day between 9am and 10pm. Out with Dumfries, The Shed in Annan, have tickets which will be available 7 days a week 9am – 11pm, Contact: 01461 201116.