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THE international award-winning chart topping Scottish band, Franz Ferdinand, is the latest mega act to be added to the Festival Alternatilla ‘10 line up this year.

Festival organisers confirmed yesterday that the Glasgow-band is going to be playing at the Palma Arena on May 1.

Franz Ferdinand have a huge global following. The band first experienced chart success when their second single “Take Me Out” reached number three in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album “Franz Ferdinand” which debuted on the UK album chart at number three as well.

The band went on to win the Protected content Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in Protected content Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year.

From the album, three top-ten singles were released, “Take Me Out”, “The Dark of the Matinée” and “This Fire”.

The band which is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals), have also received several Grammy Award nominations.

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