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James Bay, 31, marries childhood sweetheart Lucy after 15 years together
James Bay has married his childhood sweetheart Lucy Smith.The Give Me A Reason singer announced this week that he and his long-time partner have tied the knot, sharing the news on Instagram.James, 31 and Lucy have been together for around 15 years, since the couple were teenagers.And last October, they welcomed their first child together, daughter Ada Violet.Announcing the happy news on Instagram, James shared two professional photographs from their special day and captioned it simply: ‘Mr and Mrs Bay, August 2022,’ along with a red heart emoji.One black-and-white photo sees the beaming couple walking down the aisle as they’re showered with flower petals, Lucy appearing to be shrieking with laughter.Another shows James leading Lucy by the hand into a garden as the sun sets.The Hold Back The River hitmaker previously shared the joy of becoming a father for the first time, writing on Instagram that he and Lucy were ‘so in love’ with their new arrival.Sharing photos of himself cradling the little one and holding her hand, the 31-year-old wrote on Instagram: ‘Family ♥️ After all these years together as two, we’re so excited to be three!‘Last week Lu gave birth to our first baby, Ada Violet Bay. We are so in love and filled with gratitude and joy for this little miracle in our lives.’While James – who has been in a relationship with Lucy since 2007 – is usually private about his relationships, he opened up in an interview last year about how Lucy inspires his music.He explained: ‘These next singles and album are a bit of a tribute to the 13-year journey my girlfriend and I have been on.‘She’s the coolest person in the world.
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Manic Street Preachers lead new additions to Neighbourhood Weekender 2022
Manic Street Preachers have been announced among the new additions to the line-up of Neighbourhood Weekender 2022.The Victoria Park, Warrington festival will return on May 28-29, and will feature Courteeners, Kasabian and Blossoms as headliners.Speaking about their co-headline slot back in September, Blossoms frontman Tom Ogden said: “We can’t wait! The other headliners we’re massive fans of [as well], so it’s gonna be a big old party.”Neighbourhood Weekender has today (February 3) added a host of new names to their 2022 line-up, including the Manic Street Preachers.Baby Queen, Razorlight, James Bay, The Rills, Red Rum Club, GAYLE and Scouting For Girls have all joined the line-up for this year’s festival, while rising acts The Academic, Dylan John Thomas, Brooke Combe and Seb Lowe will also perform.Those artists join the already announced likes of DMA’s, Becky Hill, Tom Grennan, Starsailor, Cast, The Fratellis, Example, Sports Team, Inhaler, The Lathums, Pale Waves, Jamie Webster, Crawlers, The Amazons and Wet Leg on the bill – you can see the latest line-up poster for Neighbourhood Weekender above.Tickets, including VIP Packages, for Neighbourhood Weekender 2022 are on sale now from here. Manic Street Preachers, meanwhile, will kick off their live commitments in 2022 with a trio of UK stadium shows supporting The Killers.