After a 2011 reunion, quadruple platinum selling rock outfit The Darkness returned to our stereos and stages, now they are headed for Brownstock. The glam four piece, fronted by falsetto-reaching frontman Justin Hawkins have bagged BRIT, Ivor Novello and MTV EMA awards during their high-octane international career. Essex is preparing to head bang to hits such as ‘Growing on Me’ come July.
DJ and producer Shadow Child is known to many via his shows on BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM, he joins the line up for Brownstock having previously remixed fellow performer Example. Also appearing will be Lancashire future garage duo Bondax and Indiana, a singer making waves with her single ‘Solo Dancing’. With a number one debut album under their belts The Hoosiers will offer up indie rock to the festival’s menu.
Elsewhere amongst the recent additions are triple deck spinning Drum and Bass DJ, Friction, UK garage leaderMJ Cole and the hip-hop/jungle infusing DJ Zinc. Ibiza Rocks resident DJ Doorly, warehouse rave originatorsRatpack and Brightonion Fono are also in line to get Brownstock jumping. RAM Records’ will be represented by artists Rene Lavice and Culture Shock whilst the much hyped Rat Boy and eye catching Them&Us prepare to take to the stage.
The Treehouse Stage, hosted by Fréses events also unveils the first of its acts today. Anna Mcluckie, best know for her appearance on The Voice in which she wowed judges not just with her singing but also her harp skills, crowns The Treehouse Stage. Elsewhere a number of Essex’s very own up and coming, unsigned and grassroots talents will be taking to the Treehouse stage including Youth Club, Courts, Dojo, Midnight Barbers, Stealing signs takeover, October Glow, Calgary, Local Life DJs, John The Baptist, Darcy andFréres DJs.