April 6, 2017 12:40 pm
Updated: April 18, 2017 11:06 am

Duran Duran to play first-ever Roundup MusicFest during 2017 Calgary Stampede

Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Dominic Brown Duran Duran in concert at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, USA - 05 Apr 2017

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Duran Duran will be performing in Calgary during the first-ever Roundup MusicFest this summer.

The British new wave and synthpop band, formed in 1978, is best known for hits of the 80s and 90s including Hungry Like the Wolf, Rio, and A View to a Kill.

This will be the inaugural year for Roundup MusicFest, presented by the former producers of Stampede Roundup.

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Stampede Roundup was held every year in July, but organizers announced in November they would be leaving their previous venue, Fort Calgary, saying it was “no longer compatible” with their “event needs.”

READ MORE: Calgary Stampede 2017 concert listing

Roundup MusicFest is a corporate fundraiser, but event organizers said tickets will be available for members of the public to purchase.

A portion of the proceeds raised from the outdoor music festival will go towards the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), an organization that works to help Canadian Armed Forces military personnel and their families cope with the unique challenges a military lifestyle presents.

More artists will be announced at a later date.

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