This years newest festival OnBlackheath announces another batch of artists that will perform over the weekend of the 13th and 14th September which include chart topping
soul sensation Aloe Blacc, hip-hop electro Young Fathers and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard performing a DJ set. Plus a very special guest announcement will be
coming soon. Irish rockabilly queen Imelda May, festival favourites Levellers, indie rockers Athlete and hotly tipped Brit folk rockers Slow Club have been added to the bill and joining Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on the Sunday.
Just look who’s coming…major international stars like Elvis Costello, James Morrison and Alison Moyet….great performers like Will Young, Jools Holland, and the irrepressible bluesman Seasick Steve, pop princess Pixie Lott, the intriguing trio Stooshe and mischievous Norwegian instrumentalists Katzenjammer will all join the fun. US diva Macy Gray makes her first ever UK Festival appearance.
Here’s Cornbury 2012’s complete line-up…SO FAR.
Opening up Friday is aspiring singer Juan Zelada and rocker Beth Hart. The day unfolds with appearances from the likes of critically-acclaimed star Gretchen Peters, the awesome live act that is Eli Paperboy Reed & The True Loves along with starlet Pixie Lott. Friday night sees festival favourites Waterboys, 80s diva Alison Moyet and singer-song writer James Morrison.
Come Saturday and Cornbury favourite Elvis Costello will be joined on the main stage by his band The Imposters, while gracing the Songbird stage will be House TV star-turned bluesman Hugh Laurie & his Copper Bottom Band. Revellers will also be treated to the ultra-talented Police Dog Hogan along with local hero Danny & The Champions of the World on the main stage. Other artists include troubadour Newton Faulkner, the awesome Rainy Boy Sleep, the emotionally raw Tom Baxter, joined by Aloe Blacc, who brings his Motown-esque troupe for some compulsory dancing on the back of their international hit ‘I Need a Dollar’
National Treasure Jools Holland, brings his unique Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to Sunday’s proceedings with guests Marc Almond & Ruby Turner. Rhythm & blues fans are further catered for with legendary rockers 9 Below Zero and extraordinary Texan rockers Los Lonely Boys. Closing the Songbird stage is the beautiful songwriter Nerina Pallot, who makes a welcome return, and Norway’s best live band, the completely brilliant Katzenjammer will be strumming, plucking, blowing and banging their way through a huge selection of instruments.
Also at Cornbury 2012…
The Absolute Comedy Stage returns bigger and better than ever before. Expect a fun-filled Friday programme presented by local regulars Charlbury Riverside, who is set to field a two-day 3rd stage line-up joined by Balham’s infamous Kashmir Club. On top of this, a fantastic children’s zone with countless programmes will keep kids entertained all weekend long.
“Getting the artist bill together is always a nail-biting task but I think we’ve raised the bar yet again with some great exclusives and a fantastic range of artists, so there really is something for everyone – and maybe I’ll even get to see some of it” says festival director Hugh Phillimore.
“2012 could be our best year yet. We’ve weathered some difficult times in previous years, successfully relocated the festival to an even better site, stayed true to our original aims in remaining a truly independent family festival, and I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from the local community who’ve supported us brilliantly over the years – so all bodes well for a successful 9th Cornbury.”
As a family-orientated festival, Cornbury undoubtedly offers something for everyone. The glamour, the charm and the comfort of a VIP area have given it the status for being UK’s ‘cleanest, cosiest’ boutique festival. With a slightly eccentric atmosphere and mixture of the old and new, this quintessentially English event preserves its good natured, inclusive feel. Set in one of the most spectacular and most ancient sites in the Cotswold countryside, coupled with some truly ‘feel-good’ music, Cornbury 2012 is sure to resonate in everybody’s mind.
Today saw the 16th edition of V Festival hit Hylands Park in Chelmsford. V Festival is known for providing a diverse lineup to suit everyone and thats exactly what we had this Saturday.
From the headlining Arctic Monkeys, through to to Jessie J, Chase & Status, Aloe Blac, Ziggy Marley and even a comedy tent, it was not hard to be pleased.
Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys brought Saturday to an almight close as they trailed through hits from their latest album 'Suck It and See' as well as hits from their previous albums. Notable tracks like 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' went down a treat with the crowd in the main arena that streched right to the back.
Aloe Blacc's soulful and cool presense on stage was the perfect fit for a sun drenched crowd who were lapping up his energy. The crowd got into full swing when Aloe performed his hit 'I Need A Dollar'.
Over on the V Stage, Bruno Mars came out to a wet welcome as the rain started to come down at Hylands Park. Opening with his hit 'The Lazy Song' the crowd, unfazed by the change in weather, continued to sing song after song with Bruno.
With the rain subsiding, the welcoming sun shone over Hylands Park. We headed to The Arena where hip hop star Wiz Khalifa was performing. Wiz has a laidback style about him and he came out performing with a mic on a stand! Fresh off his Rolling Papers album Wiz Khalifa banged out tune after tune with 'Black & Yellow' the biggest song of his set.
Back on the 4 Music Stage, Example had the majority of the crowd bouncing to his army of tracks which included his latest single 'Natural Disaster'.
Still with a cast on her leg, Jessie J arrived to a packed out arena on the 4 Music Stage to perform whilst sitting on her throne. Even though she was confined to sitting down, her performance is still amazing and energetic, you can see how much she just wants to get up and dance! She stated 'It's my first time performing in Essex, this time last year I was in the crowd!'
Back over to the V Stage, Plan B had taken to the stage. One of the biggest UK artist's of the moment, Plan B has featured on a number of festival lineup's this year. His performance is bar none one of the better of the day. Moving through tracks from his 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks' the enjoyment of the crowd can be heard throughout the park as they applause and join in to sing along with him. His tracks 'The Recluse', 'Prayin', 'She Said' were some of the biggest of his set.
V Festival is one of the must go to festivals on the summer calendar! Its diverse lineup and dual location makes it an easy choice for festival goers from around the UK.
V Festival on Sunday will host Rihanna and Eminem as headliners. Its a sure fire thing that they will bring down the curtains to an almighty applause as we witness yet another great year at V Festival!
V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, is proud to announce another string of fresh talent to the 2011 line up including Kassidy, The Knux, Twenty Twenty, Slaughterhouse,Big Country and Aloe Blacc. Ziggy Marley will also be bringing his reggae style to the stage in what promises to be a spectacular weekend of live music across the 20th and 21st August.
Hip-hop heavyweights D12 will also be making their debut on V Festival soil for their own stand out performance adding to a line up that already features their long-term collaborator Eminem.
Ziggy Marley, “It’s been a long time since I have been to the UK, I am really looking forward to my trip and doing the v festival is perfect , thanks for the opportunity. See you soon.”
Kassidy comments, “Really looking forward to V, this will be the first time we have ever been, and after hearing all about it from other bands, we can’t wait to get there.”
Twenty Twenty Comments, ‘To be honest, we still can’t quite believe we have been asked to play V! It’s an absolute dream come true for Twenty Twenty and we feel extremely lucky to be part of such an amazing festival!’
Festivalgoers kicking themselves for not getting tickets can still take advantage of V Style, a new luxurious range of stylish accommodation available on site at Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Sleep in decadent surroundings by choosing between a lux pad, pop up hotel room, yurt or perhaps even a gypsy caravan to rest your tired festival head at the end of each night. V Style tickets include* weekend passes and all your accommodation needs taken care of including a warm shower and premium toilets. You’ll never go back to normal camping again!
ARCTIC MONKEYS • EMINEM • RIHANNA • PLAN B • DIZZEE RASCAL • PRIMAL SCREAM (SCREAMADELICA) • THE SCRIPT • KAISER CHIEFS • MANIC STREET PREACHERS • LOSTPROPHETS • RAZORLIGHT • PENDULUM • DURAN DURAN • CHASE AND STATUS • SCOUTING FOR GIRLS • TINIE TEMPAH • THE COURTEENERS • MARK RONSON • GLASVEGAS • THE WOMBATS • BRUNO MARS • ELLIE GOULDING • JESSIE J • N-DUBZ • BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE • PROFESSOR GREEN • EXAMPLE • GOOD CHARLOTTE • HURTS • KATY B • KT TUNSTALL • SQUEEZE • THE SATURDAYS • WIZ KHALIFA • OLLY MURS • YOU ME AT SIX • ZIGGY MARLEY • CHIPMUNK • FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS • IMELDA MAY • CAST • OCEAN COLOUR SCENE • ELIZA DOOLITTLE • KELE • KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES • NOISETTES • LABRINTH • BELLOWHEAD • ALOE BLACC • THE WANTED • BIG COUNTRY • D12 • CLARE MAGUIRE • DIONNE BROMFIELD • KASSIDY • THE KNUX • CHIDDY BANG • WRETCH 32 • TWENTY TWENTY • SLAUGHTERHOUSE