We are excited to reveal that Hoodie Allan, James Arthur, Neon Trees, Kiesza, Fuse ODG, Neon Jungle, Sheppard and James Bay are confirmed to perform at this year’s festival, which takes place 16-17 August in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.
With over 30 Number One selling artists on the bill, these exciting acts join headliners Justin Timberlake and The Killers, plus Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Foxes, Sam Smith, Tinie Tempah, Blondie, Lily Allen and more for one incredible weekend of live music.
Joining Alan Carr and Adam Hills in the Glee Club comedy bill, Boothby Graffoe, Dana Alexander, Mark Oliver and Allyson Smith are all announced for one of the most acclaimed comedy line ups to date.
Four new artists have been announced for this year’s Sundown Festival as the event plays host to a selection of some of the most promising young talent in the UK music scene
Joining the Saturday Main Stage line-up – which already boasts the likes of headliner Example, Rita Ora, DJ Fresh, James Arthur and Jaguar Skills, among many more – are the returning Ria Ritchie and newcomer Amplify Dot, whilst Charlie Brown and Ed Drewett will both join the Sunday Main Stage line-up, which already includes headliner Jessie J, JLS, Wiley, Union J and more
Returning to Sundown Festival after last year’s impressive performance, Ria Ritchie is a talented young singer, musician and song-writer. Having written with the likes of Plan B – who was the first to spot her talents – Craze & Hoax (Emeli Sande, Dot Rotten), Futurecut (Lily Allen, Rizzle Kicks, Olly Murs) and Ben Mark (Take That), Ria was signed to Takeover Entertainment and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and flourished through a process of incessant gigging, including supporting Tinchy Stryder, Example and Wretch32, and big things are expected for her very soon
Amplify Dot is a British rapper whose career kick-started – at just 14 years old – when she jumped on stage and blew the audience away with her impromptu performance at a Missy Elliot gig, after Missy asked if anyone in the Brixton audience could rap. Having worked hard to hone her skill over the past decade, building experience in London and LA, Amplify Dot is now signed to EMI and ready to unleash her vocal talents as a solo artist
Charlie Brown is a rising talent whose debut single On My Way entered the UK Singles Chart at #7 late last month. Having signed to AATW in 2012, Charlie has worked with everyone from Wiley, Jay Sean and The Script, through to high-profile hit-makers such as Fraser T. Smith (Adele), RedOne (Nicki Minaj) and FutureCut (Wretch32), while collaborators on his debut album Dreamstate include Quiz & Larossi, MoJam (Emeli Sandé, Professor Green), Focus (Misha B), and Wayne Rodrigues (Nelly Furtado, Kelly Clarkson)
Ed Drewett is the household-name-in-waiting of UK music, having worked with everyone from Pro Green, collaborating and featuring on the #3 chart track I Need You Tonight and supporting him on three tours, through to The Wanted, as the writer of Lightning and the #1 chart singles All Time Low and Glad You Came
Drewett’s debut solo-single, Champagne Lemonade, was subject to multiple delays, eventually being released in 2010 amid sweeping management changes at his first record label. He finally released his second solo single, Drunk Dial, in March of this year, ahead of his forthcoming debut album
Drewett has also more recently collaborated with Olly Murs, helping to pen songs for Olly’s latest album, Right Place Right Time
The full line-up for Saturday’s Main Stage confirmed so far, now includes, Example, Rita Ora, DJ Fresh, James Arthur, Jaguar Skills, Angel, Little Nikki, Ria Ritchie and Amplify Dot, with Rinse FM’s Saturday Stage 2 including sets from Skepta, Redlight, High Contrast, Zinc, Friction and Huxley, with Color hosting the campers-only after-show Warehouse party
The full line-up for Sunday’s Main Stage is so far confirmed as Jessie J, JLS, Wiley, Union J, Amelia Lily and Tich, with Hospitality’s Stage 2 Sunday line-up hosting sets by Netsky, Danny Byrd, Nu:Logic, S.P.Y, Fred V & Grafix and Metrik, with MCs Wrec, Dynamite, SP:MC and Texas all providing lyrics, ahead of the Hed Kandi after-show closing party, for campers, in the Warehouse
The ‘Circus Opening Party’ on the indoor Warehouse stage – again accessible only with camping tickets – will see Doctor P, Funtcase, Cookie Monsta, Brown & Gammon, Roksonix and Krafty kicking off the weekend on Friday 30 August
Sundown Festival spokesperson, Dion Clements comments: “Sundown has always offered the chance to see some of the biggest names in urban, dance and pop music, but we’re also keen to showcase new talent we know have promising futures; Ria, A.Dot, Charlie and Ed all fill that criteria with ease and we’re pretty sure the audience will be among some of the first music fans to see why”
Tickets are on sale now for Sundown Festival, which will take place at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September. For more information, or to book tickets for the event, visit www.nationalboxoffice.co.uk, or call 0871 224 1112 / 1113
Some of the hottest pop sensations of the year are set to bring a touch of sparkle toT in the Park’s 20th year celebrations this summer. Festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager have today added yet more chart-topping stars to the hugely diverse T in the Park bill, with Ke$ha, Little Mix, Lawson, Gabrielle Aplin,James Arthur, Diana Vickers, Lucy Spraggan, Bo Bruce andJosh Record heading to Kinross over 12th – 14th July.
Ke$ha burst onto the scene when her debut single Tik Tok topped the US charts for 9 consecutive weeks, selling over 5 million copies. Her latest album Warrior features guest vocals from Iggy Pop, as well as contributions from an impressive array of artists including Nate Ruess from American indie rock trio Fun., American rapperwill.i.am, The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, The Strokes and The Flaming Lips. She thrilled the Kinross crowd with a stand-out set when she played T in the Park in 2011, and makes a welcome return this July.
Little Mix became first ever band to win The X Factor in 2011, and quickly shot straight to No.1 with their debut single Cannonball, before hitting the top spot again with its follow-up Wings. Their debut album achieved platinum status and they sold out venues across the country with their first UK tour. They’ve worked with everyone from Xenomania to Nicola Roberts to Fred Ball on their debut album DNA, and after catching the attention of hip-hop legend Missy Elliott, they recorded a new version of How Ya Doin’ featuring the iconic rapper. The track is their fifth single, and has just been released early due to phenomenal demand from fans.
London-based four-piece Lawson captured the attention of industry and fans alike after posting material on YouTube. With 3 top ten singles and a no.4 album, they’ve cemented their reputation as one of the country’s hottest new bands. They return to T in the Park for the 20th year celebrations, after they made a big impression at last year’s festival.
Another internet sensation, Gabrielle Aplin began her flourishing music career publishing cover songs on YouTube. Flash forward a few years and she has two Top 10 hits (including the number 1 single Power of Love), 3 sellout UK and Ireland tours and a John Lewis Christmas advert soundtrack under her belt. With the release of her debut album in the imminent future, Gabrielle is sure to delight the Kinross crowd with her exceptional talent.
In less than a year, James Arthur has gone from living in a cramped bedsit in Saltburn-by-the-Sea near Middlesbrough to winning The X Factor and scoring the fastest selling single of 2012 with Impossible. The huge no. 1 hit has sold over a million copies and earned him a nomination for Best British Single at the BRIT Awards. His extraordinary performances on The X Factor cemented his status as a hugely promising and supremely talented musician, and with his eagerly anticipated debut album set for release later this year, his Tin the Park set is not to be missed.
Diana Vickers has had an incredible journey since her stint on the X Factor in 2008. She went on to land a deal with RCA Records in 2009, releasing her debut albumSongs From the Tainted Cherry Tree and reaching number one with debut singleOnce. Her second album Music To Make Boys Cry is due for release later this year, and she’ll make a return to Kinross for T in the Park’s 20th year event.
Lucy Spraggan’s infectious tunes and witty lyrics won her a massive fanbase when she appeared on The X Factor last year. She mesmerized the studio audience as well as millions of viewers across the country with her sassy songwriting and skilful guitar playing, and is set to wow the T in the Park crowd this July.
After coming second on The Voice, Bo Bruce is back and ready to release her debut album later this month. Before I Sleep is a stunning set of emotion-soaked songs – from dreamy debut single Save Me, to the gorgeous, drama-packed exploration of fears that is The Hands I Hold, it’s sure to win a whole new legion of fans.
London’s Josh Record is one of the country’s most exciting new songwriting talents. His frank, perceptive lyrics and gorgeous melodies, showcased beautifully on his latest EP Bones, have already caught the attention of the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Steve Lamacq, and his T in the Park debut is not to be missed.
Over 85,000 festival-goers per day will descend on Kinross over 12th – 14th July for the 20th year of T in the Park, which will feature performances by some of the hottest acts on the planet, including headliners Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and The Killers, plus The Script, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Emeli Sandé, Snoop Dogg, Dizzee Rascal, Rita Ora, Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Labrinth, Noah and the Whale plus many more still to be announced.
Jessie J, Ne-Yo, JLS, The Wanted, McFly, The Saturdays and James Arthur are among the first names to be confirmed for this summer’s brand new Fusion Festival, in support of The Prince’s Trust and in association with Capital FM.
Joining them are Union J, Wiley, Amelia Lily, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard with many more to be announced. Birmingham’s iconic Cofton Park will play host to the ultimate summer pop party with 60,000 people and some of the biggest acts from both sides of the pond coming together for a huge weekend of pop at its very best.
Chart topper Jessie J will headline Saturday night’s poptastic proceedings alongside platinum-selling boy band JLS and “It’s All About You” crooners McFly. British rapper Wiley, Union J and songstress Amelia Lily will also be taking to the stage as part of an incredible mix of artists to play the festival.
Sunday will see American R&B god Ne-Yo bring the noise to Cofton Park, where he’ll be joined by chart heartthrobs The Wanted and uber glam The Saturdays, fresh from gaining their first UK Number One with “What About Us”. Wretch 32, Conor Maynard and this year’s X Factor winner James Arthur are also on the bill, with many more acts to be announced across the weekend.
Expect spectacular live performances, massive chart smash hits plus all the fun of the festival fair with a full fairground and many other interactive events.
Fusion Festival is proud to support The Prince’s Trust, with £5 from each ticket sale donated to the charity to help change young lives across the UK. The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps vulnerable young people to turn their lives around.
The current line-up for the Fusion Festival was announced on the Capital Breakfast Show with Dan and Katy this morning at 8.15am. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Programme Controller at Capital FM, Paul Gerrard, said "This is going to be the biggest event Birmingham has seen in years. The whole team here at Capital can't wait to see some of the world's biggest stars rock up to Brum, it's going to be an incredible summer and Capital will be right there for every moment."
Festival spokesman, Mike Owen of Go Big said “We felt the time was right for a brand new music festival for the UK’s 2nd city and we are so excited to be working with such a fantastic organisation as The Prince’s Trust and with Birmingham’s Number One hit music station, Capital FM. We’ve got a brilliant line-up this year and this is only the beginning for Fusion Festival.”
Paul Brown, Director of youth charity The Prince’s Trust said: “We’re delighted that this stellar line-up of acts will be helping to support the work of The Prince’s Trust. Every year we work with thousands of disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. Thanks to Fusion Festival, we will be able to ensure that more young people look forward to a brighter future.”
Lucy has performed at Osfest for the past two years but now returns as one of our headline acts after performing in the X Factor live shows; We just had to have her back! Lucy will join James Arthur, The Enemy and King Charles on Sunday 26th May.
JLS, Lawson and Wiley will be taking to the stage on Saturday 25th May before headline act JLS.
We also have rising stars ‘I am Tich’, who has already toured with Paolo Nutini, Pixie Lott and Justin Bieber.
‘Get Cubs’ and ‘The Propellers’ will perform over the weekend, both have been featured on Radio One recently.
Manchester alternative rock band Rook and the Ravens will also be performing.
Plus our fantastic home brewed talent including The Taste, Danny Gruff and the Peacemakers, Dan the Thief, Portlights and The Maydays.
This year Osfest is partnering with the £500,000 Appeal to help fund a £2million Bone Cancer Centre at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry (RJAH). The new Centre will be designed to treat cancer patients in a dedicated care environment, the majority of whom are under 24 years of age. Appeal Director Gwilym Owen OBE, commented, “This is fantastic news! We are delighted that Osfest 2013 has come onboard to support our Bone Cancer Centre Appeal. The festival targets the age group where bone cancer most often strikes”.
The music festival at Oswestry Showground has been held for the last three years and has attracted a number of top acts including Example, Razorlight, Stooshe and Hard-Fi.
The festival, which attracts thousands of music revelers, will take place over May Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 24thuntil campers depart on Monday 27th May at Oswestry Showground.
A variety of music and dance acts, both well known and emerging, local talent promise something to suit all musical tastes.
The main stage big top will only take 5,000 festival goers this year.
Full weekend camping tickets start at £59.50 Non Weekend Camping £55.00 and day tickets from £29.50.
Carly Jackson, event director, has urged people to get hold of their tickets fast!
Carly said: “As the main stage is undercover this year when they are gone they are gone, so don’t miss out”.
AN EXCLUSIVE NIGHT WITH BEYONCE HER ONLY EUROPEAN FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE OF 2013 PLUS AMERICAN ROCKERS KINGS OF LEON HEADLINING
STEREOPHONICS, THE SCRIPT, EMELI SANDÉ, CALVIN HARRIS, BEADY EYE, JESSIE J, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, THE VACCINES, BASEMENT JAXX, OLLY MURS PALOMA FAITH, RITA ORA, THE COURTEENERS, FUN., LABRINTH, ELLIE GOULDING, KENDRICK LAMAR, JESSIE WARE, RUDIMENTAL, JAMES ARTHUR, LITTLE MIX AND MANY MORE ALSO CONFIRMED
TICKETS ON SALE AT 9AM FRIDAY 1 MARCH
This will be her one and only European festival appearance this year. Multi-million album selling American rockers Kings Of Leon are also confirmed as headliners. V Festival takes place across the weekend of August 17 & 18 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.
V Festival, prides itself on the quality of artists that perform each year, more incredible acts announced today for 2013 are Stereophonics, The Script, Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, James, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, Jason Mraz, FUN., Labrinth, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, Of Monsters And Men, Maverick Sabre, Travis, DJ Fresh/LIVE, Jessie Ware, Maximo Park, Lianne La Havas, Rudimental, James Arthur, Scouting For Girls, Deacon Blue, Little Mix, Ocean Colour Scene, The Fratellis, Gabrielle Aplin and Laura Mvula. Many more acts will be announced in the coming weeks across the stages at the two festival sites.
V Festival is now in its 18th year and is renowned for bringing the very best in popular music together for one epic summer weekend. Last year saw electric sets from headliners The Stone Roses and The Killers with other show stopping performances from the likes of David Guetta and Ed Sheeran. V Festival has an unrivalled music pedigree, previous headliners have included groundbreaking performances from Coldplay, Radiohead, Oasis, Eminem, Foo Fighters and The Arctic Monkeys. V Festival is now established as the biggest festival in the UK with over 170,000 fans attending across the two sites and was the first festival to establish rotating acts across two sites.
2013 once again sees a wide spectrum of acts playing across the stages, guaranteeing yet another year of unforgettable appearances. The popular Glee Club Comedy Tent will also makes a return this year, with side-splitting performers to be announced in the coming weeks. With many more great artists to be announced, there is something for everyone at V Festival.
V Festival is one of the hottest dates on the UK cultural calendar. From the moment the gates open each area of the festival comes alive and a truly remarkable weekend of music and enjoyment ensues. V Style camping is set to return this year giving festival fans the chance to get the best of both worlds. They can dance the days away with their favourite artists and then chill out in luxury in ready built Pod Pads, Cloud Yurts, Hearthworks Tipis and pop-up hotel rooms.
Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond commented: We’ve worked hard to bring fans an exciting and diverse line-up, securing Beyonce for an exclusive European Festival appearance and Kings of Leon as headliners is a great achievement. These acts along with one of the strongest bills in V Festival's 18 year history is something we are very proud of. We have a reputation for bringing fans the best world class acts and breakthrough artists, 2013 is set to be another sensational year.”
With many more exciting V Festival announcements to come be sure to keep up to date with all the latest news at www.vfestival.com
Tickets go on sale on Friday 1 March at 9am fans should visit www.vfestival.com, for official outlets details. V Festival organisers stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment.
VIP upgrades are available and include:
A relaxed and spacious environment offering a wider choice of exclusive food and drink outlets not available in the main festival arena.
Cash bar with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating areas.
Post-festival late bar with DJs on Saturday & Sunday nights.