With just 5 weeks to go, Osfest is in full swing of preparing for its fourth year, this time operating as Break for the Border 2013. With a huge expectancy from previously successful years, the Osfest team prepares to deliver its most exciting line up to date. This year the festival falls on bank holiday 24th – 27th May at its usual location of Oswestry Showground, Shropshire.
Multi award winning JLS top the bill on Saturday, known all across the world, the boy band’s live performance will feature 5 UK number one singles and is sure to top off a fantastic opening day of music. Other artists on the Saturday line up are WILEY, LAWSON, TICH and CHARLIE BROWN who have all hit the top 10 this year. Osfest are also very excited to have A*M*E who is currently sat at the top of the charts with her single featuring Duke Dumont, ‘Need U (100%)’.
Sunday’s familiar ‘Indie’ day features THE ENEMY and X factor winner JAMES ARTHUR. James was the most requested artist for this year’s festival and organisers are over joyed that he was available. Also filling the Sunday bill are THE PIGEON DETECTIVES, LUCY SPRAGGAN and LEWIS WATSON.
Local bands and artists are a huge part of Osfest, giving emerging acts a chance to showcase their talents to the field of thousands. Supporting acts this year include The Fallows, Rook and the Ravens, The Taste, Get Cubs, The Lottery Winners, Danny Gruff and the Peacemakers, The Gramotones, Blindsyde, Sounds and Scenarios, JKLMNO, The Novatones, Beat the Poet, Dan the Thief, The Maydays, Portlights, Salopia, Hollie Aires, Not Completely Blonde and Shameless Faith. Like previous years, the two Osfest stages operate alternatively offering variety throughout the day with non-stop music.
Osfest have without doubt met the expectant growth with this years line up but tickets are for once very limited. Only 5000 tickets are available due to the main stage being under a big top tent. This decision was made after last year’s festival field turned into a mud bath. Anyone planning on booking tickets for Osfest should do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as they are expected to sell out over the next few weeks.
As always, Osfest prides itself on being a family friendly festival and this year the festivals family camping area will be increased to house more families wanting to bring there kids for a fun fuelled weekend.
Tickets for Osfest – Break for the Border, start from £29.50 for an under 16’s day ticket, camping and non – camping weekend tickets are available from £65.00. VIP tickets are limited but offer a fantastic package including an exclusive VIP tent in view of the stage, private camping area and use of VIP toilets!