We have eight musicians besides me, Astro and Mickey, and we are the same size as the original UB40
He'll be reunited on the Eisteddfod stage with two other founding members of UB40
- percussionist, trumpeter and vocalist Astro and keyboard player Mickey.
The show follows a string of sold out gigs for the band which sees UB40
singer songwriter Ali reunited with vocalist/percussionist/trumpeter Astro and keyboard player Mickey - the trio were all founding members of the original UB40
who notched up hit singles including the likes of Red, Red Wine and Can't Help Falling In Love.
have sold more than 70 million records and had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, including huge hits like Red Red Wine, One in Ten, Can't Help Falling In Love, Breakfast in Bed and Many Rivers to Cross.
Last week a spokesman for Ali Campbell, who quit the band six years ago, Mickey Virtue and Astro (real name Terence Wilson) said they would be "performing and recording as UB40
And a spokesman confirmed this had brought "the three founding members back together, performing and recording as UB40
were named after the dole form the group's members signed on, and were formed in the late 70s in Birmingham where their mixture of reggae, ska and soul saw them develop a fervent local following.
will perform a mixture of their hit songs like the popular 'Red, Red Wine', 'Cherie Oh Baby' and "Kingston Town', along with new singles from their latest album, Labour of Love.
We had the meeting discussing what we wanted to do and how I was going to do my stuff alongside doing the UB40
, still featuring founding members Jimmy Brown, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan and Brian Travers, have sold more than 100 million records and achieved 40 Top 40 singles in the UK since the 1970s.
When Ali left UB40
to pursue a solo career in 2008, older brother Duncan stepped in to save the day.
ALI Campbell's decision to quit UB40
in 2008 to pursue a solo career led to brother Robin inviting another brother, Duncan, to replace him - sowing the seeds for a bitter dispute.