A 1970s rock legend has been announced as the latest addition to the bill for this year’s Winterstorm festival in Troon.

Cherie Currie was the famed lead singer with legendary all-female act The Runaways.

The band’s story was turned into a 2010 film, The Runaways, in which Cherie, who was once described as “the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot”, was played by Dakota Fanning.

Cherie is also known as a chainsaw artist, creating amazing works in wood – though an accident whilst doing this in 2016 nearly killed her – and has also turned some of her own experiences into a way of helping others by working as a drug counsellor.

She has also worked in film, appearing in ‘Foxes’ with Jodie Foster in 1980, and several other movies, and penned an autobiography, Neon Angel, with Neal Shusterman in 1989.

Her Winterstorm appearance forms part of a UK and Ireland tour through November and December which will also include gigs in Manchester, Edinburgh, Dundee, Belfast, Dublin, London and more.

The Runaways, whose line-up also included Lita Ford, Sandy West, Jackie Fox and Joan Jett, released four studio albums and one live album during their short lifespan from 1975 to 1979.

After she left The Runaways in the summer of 1977, Cherie released a solo album, Beauty's Only Skin Deep, in 1978, as well as a 1980 duet album with her twin sister Marie Currie, Messin' With The Boys.

She still performs and records under contract with Blackheart Records, and her most recent album, Blvds of Splendor, was released in 2020.

This year’s Winterfest runs from Thursday, November 28 until Saturday, November 30 at Troon Concert Hall, with an ‘After the Storm’ acoustic ‘chill down’ taking place on Sunday, December 1.

Acts previously confirmed for the event include Quireboys, Renegade, Heat, and the Von Hertzen Brothers, as well as Martin Barre from Jethro Tull.

For more details and to book tickets see winterstorm.co.uk or email events@planbonline.co.uk.