JD Fortune has fronted INXS since winning the CBS reality television series ‘Rock Star: INXS’ in 2005. Fortune’s first album with INXS, ‘Switch’, was released in 2005. After having a brief stint away from INXS, Fortune re-joined the group in 2010 at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics show and has since then continued to front the band.
Loane is a French pianist from Paris and in 2008 she released her debut album, ‘Jamais Seule’. The album earned her national acknowledgment and her song ‘Danser’ was voted ‘Song Of The Year’ on French Television. Her second album, ‘Le Lendemain’ was released in 2011 and sees Loane share a duet with Lenny Kravitz. In 2010 she recorded a French adaptation of the INXS hit ‘Mystify’ with John Mayer.
Headlining Southern Sounds alongside INXS we welcome Shihad, a band who have supported AC/DC, had three #1 albums and ranked 1st equal for the most top 40 charting singles in their home country of New Zealand. On the main stage we also present the most successful rock band ever from South Africa, Just Jinjer, alongside New Zealand’s I Am Giant and the South African dance duo Goldfish.
A one off chance to hook up with friends old and new, Southern Sounds will be the biggest Australian, New Zealand and South African gathering in Europe. An opportunity to celebrate your nationality alongside thousands of others and a whole host of attractions from south of the Equator. Southern Sounds will feature a selection of the greatest musicians, amusement park rides, a surf simulator, bucking crocodiles, and London’s largest BBQ sizzle. Don’t miss this version of The Big Day Out on Clapham Common.
To watch INXS’ interview this week on BBC Breakfast:
Goldfish are an electronic dance music group hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. Consisting of Dominic Peters and David Poole, they create dance music containing elements of jazz and African music, combining live instruments like double bass, saxophones, keyboards, flute, and vocals with samplers, effects and synths. They have played alongside many international acts including Basement Jaxx, Faithless and Fatboy Slim. In 2008 they were nominated for Best Alternative act at the MTV Africa Music Awards and followed this up in 2009 by setting a new South African Music Awards record for most nominations (8), including Best Group and Album of the Year, clinching Best Producer and Best Dance Album.
I Am Giant are London based New Zealanders Shelton Woolright, Paul Matthews, Aja Timu and Brit, Ed Martin. Drummer Shelton Woolright is formerly from critically acclaimed triple platinum band Blindspott, one of New Zealand’s most successful rock bands to date. I Am Giant have been successfully winning fans around the globe in the short time they have been together. Last year they became the Quiksilver Ambassadors for Europe which lead to countless festivals and events including Brixton’s Skate and BMX Jam, Quiksilver’s ‘Chromataphobia’ and the Quiksilver Pro Tour in Biarritz, France.
They will be joined by DJ Yoda, no ordinary scratch DJ. His seminal How To Cut & Paste series showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see before you die”, whilst Hip Hop Connection voted him “one of the top three DJs in the world”. Completing the main stage lineup is XFM’s Eddy Temple Morris and Rob Diverted.
Southern Sounds is also excited to announce the line-up for the Crooked Arena, the third stage at the festival. Bringing some of the most world renowned turntablists to a common near you*, Southern Sounds can now announce exclusive DJ sets from Krafty Kuts, Freestylers, Adam Freeland, Rennie Pilgrem, Utah Saints and Elite Force. They’ll be joined by fellow DJs DJ Woodsy, Reveal, and Honeycombe.
Krafty Kuts is without doubt one of the world’s greatest DJs. Lauded in the UK, worshipped in Australia, acclaimed in America, where ever he plays he is guaranteed to cause a commotion with his riotous skills. With a career spanning over two decades,
The Freestylers have pushed boundaries, headlined sell-out shows, won endless awards, toured massive festivals and clubs, had international chart success, sold half a million records, have been inspiration to hundreds of acts around the world and were the very first electronic act to play fully live on legendary BBC show Top Of The Pops.
Utah Saints, the world renown duo, have released 7 Top 40 hits, 4 of which hit the Top 10, they have sold over 2 million records worldwide, supported U2 on a UK and European tour, set up and promoted first class clubs The Gallery and SugarBeatClub and have recorded and presented for radio stations such as Radio 1, XFM, Galaxy, Kiss and Ministry of Sound on-line.
Saver tickets for Southern Sounds are selling extremely fast priced just £35 +BF. Make sure you don’t miss this tri-nation celebration – everyone’s welcome!
For the first edition of this major outdoor event, Southern Sounds welcomes Australia’s most successful rock export to headline proceedings. With a career spanning 25 extraordinary years and a history peppered with outstanding achievements including 30 million albums sold, INXS are undoubtedly one of the world’s great bands. From headlining Wembley Stadium before 75,000 people, to winning the BRIT Award for Best International Group, to securing six consecutive Top 10 albums, INXS’ relationship with the UK has been a great love affair. In their first performance in London in over four years, Tim Farriss, Jon Farriss, Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers make their greatly anticipated return in support of their remarkable new record ‘Original Sin’.
As their twelfth studio album, ‘Original Sin’ features covers of INXS’ earlier productions, with each song featuring a different singer. This includes Rob Thomas and Cuba’s DJ Yaleidy’s sultry teaming on “Original Sin”, to trip-hop superstar Tricky’s electrifying “Mediate”, to Ben Harper’s soulful and emotional “Never Tear Us Apart.” With Professor Green’s re-work of “Need You Tonight” storming the UK charts last year, INXS return to London with their signature hits as relevant as ever and loved both by long standing fans and a new generation of listeners.
In addition to an unforgettable closing performance from INXS, Southern Sounds will also play host to many more live acts and performers across three stages. With saver tickets on general sale now priced just £35 +BF, make sure you get yours today and claim your place at what will be a day to remember.