Josh Osho & Parade set for Sundown Festival

Newly announced for the Main Stage line-up on Saturday 1 September, are Josh Osho and girlband Parade

Josh Osho is about to make one big name for himself with the forthcoming release (on 25 July) of his collaboration with Ghostface Killah, Redemption Days. An inherently gifted singer-songwriter who has one of the finest pop/soul voices to emerge from the UK in years, Josh’s life-story is packed full of the stuff films are made of; in and out of home at 16, dealing drugs from a notorious half-way house (Ebeneezer Hotel) at 17, signing a record deal at 18 and finding himself recording with two members of the Wu Tang Clan at 19. It is true to say Josh’s life really was saved, from a darker route, by music.

Josh Osho

Parade comprises five exceptionally talented singers – Emily, Lauren, Bianca, Jessica and Sian – with one very clear mission statement; to set the pop world on fire as members of incredible girlband PARADE.

Formed away from the media gaze of a TV talent show, the girls have been working from the ground up, supporting a wealth of established names including, in 2011 alone, Shakira, Alexandra Burke, Black Eyed Peas, Westlife, Boyzone and Shayne Ward. Earlier this year they joined The Wanted on their massive arena tour and also performed at T4OTB, Wireless Festival, the Isle of Wight Festival, MTV Isle of Malta, T In The Park, V Festival and Leeds Pride

Amassing a loyal base of 40,000 Twitter followers and 30,000 Facebook likes, Parade stormed into the UK charts in 2011 with their debut single ‘Louder’, an infectious pop tune that glided into the Top 10 and accumulated more than 2.3 million views on YouTube. Follow-up ‘Perfume’ was another smash hit and also notched up a seven-figure play count online

New to the Main Stage line-up on Sunday 2 September is Intensi-T, an artist whose skill which must be seen to be believed; very much understated but extraordinarily vocal with heavy, hard hitting electro-pop beats fused with thumping bass-lines, all bellowing from his vocal cords, with just a mic and a loop pedal. Intensi-T’s stock is rising fast having recently performed with Ed Sheeran, opened for Boys II Men at the O2, collaborated with Rizzle Kicks and Sway, as well as at the Guernsey Festival and with Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts at T4’s T on the Beach event

With Olly Murs, Katy B, Pixie Lott, Diana Vickers, Stooshe, Zane Lowe, Ms Dynamite, Sub Focus, Delilah, Dot Rotten, Labrinth and headliners Chase & Status Live rocking the Main Stage over the two-day festival and with Stage 2 playing host to the likes of Feed Me Live, Radio 1/1Xtra’s Mista Jam, Funtcase, Zinc, Wilkinson and 16 Bit, presented by UKF on Saturday 1 September, dance brand KISS will present headliner David Rodigan MBE, Sway Live, EZ, Shortee Blitz, MJ Cole and Charlie Hedges on Stage 2 for the Sunday night

In addition to the line-up of top music stars performing at the festival, one of the biggest, most successful model agencies in the world, NEXT Models – who represent supermodels Arizona Muse and Karlie Kloss, as well as talent including Professor Green – is set to deploy an army of talent scouts to the event later this summer

This year, ‘Weekenders’ (Campers) will also be able to enjoy a pre-event party, on Friday 31 August, with an exclusive, intimate set by renowned DJ, Jaguar Skills, late that night in the Warehouse, as well as being treated to further exclusive after-show parties in the Warehouse, performed by B Traits and Breakage on the Saturday night, and RATPACK on the Sunday night
Sundown Festival spokesman, Dion Clements comments: “The latest additions to the line-up are fast rising artists in their own right, making a real name for themselves on this year’s festival circuit and we’re pleased to be a part of that growth, offering music fans a real chance to see these artists before many people may have even heard of them”

Full music lineup announced for Jolly Day Out 2011

Imedla MayOn the main stage, there will be a showcase of family-friendly popular music. Imelda May will open the festival on Friday 26th August and supporting her will be Size 9, aneight piece band from South London, fusing funky-soulful sounds from the past with a distinctly contemporary and urban feel to create their own organic and original music, Parade, an all-female band with their groovy, RnB pop with a touch of street style, Oh My! a girl duo, who are signed my 679 – the label who kick started the careers of Dizzee Rascal and Plan B and Lucy Morris, fresh from her performance at the Isle of Wight Festival.
On Saturday 27th August, Bjorn Again will be headlining and supporting them will be, Tankus the Henge a six piece powerhouse of a band who embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans, Mamas Gun who combine the euphoria of soul and Motown with the spirit of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye and Daniela Brooker, who was picked up by Chris Evan’s Breakfast Show and Hit Sheet heralds her as “definitely one to watch”.
McFly will be headlining the main stage on Sunday 28th August and will be supported by AJ, already dubbed by the media as Britain’s ‘Prince of Pop’, this singer-songwriter has spent the last year touring the UK on a string of promo dates alongside artists such as The Saturdays, Peter Andre, Chipmunk, Scouting for Girls and former X factor winners, Size 9 and City Stereo a nationally up and coming pop-rock band performing their trademark, energetic mix of pop-rock.
The Festival will close on Monday 29th August with Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music and a spectacular fireworks display. The support acts including Chelcee Grimes with her urban pop songs packed with hooks and lyrical twists, Daniela Brooker and funk rock fusion from Soul Trigger.
So, grab your friends and enjoy the bank holiday weekend with great music and entertainment. There will be Pimms, beer and Champagne tents as well as delicious food available from Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, Pizza Express, Maggies Farm, SoulFoods Co and Flaming Cactus to name a few. There will be a delightful Summer Market stalls jam packed with arts & crafts, gifts & jewellery as well as delicious homemade cakes and fudge.
Jolly Day Out also has plenty of kids entertainment throughout the day, whilst the bands play. We will have live shows from Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play* from the BBC hit TV series, the stage show of HORRIBLE HISTORIES and the Zingzillas performing. There’ll be hourly story- telling from The Roald Dahl Museum, interactive demos and experiments from the Science Museum and Henry the Apes Arena. Learn circus skills in our very own Big Top, make arts & crafts, faces painting and a traditional funfair as well as the Moshi Monsters who’ll be at Jolly Day Out on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be the chance to bet on your favourite Pig, with Pig Racing every hour, see the special Dancing Sheep andget stuck in with Welly Wanging.
All this and much more will be available in an afternoon of British summertime fun!
Date: Friday 26th – Monday 29th August 2011
Friday 26th: Imelda May, Size 9, Parade, Oh My! and Lucy Morris
Saturday 27th: Bjorn Again, Tankus the Henge, Mamas Gun and Daniela Brooker
Sunday 28th: McFly, AJ, Size 9 and City Stereo
Monday 29th: Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music, Chelcee Grimes, Daniela Brooker and Soul Trigger
Location: Hampton Court Green (Opposite Palace), East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Tickets: £25 for 13 years and over
Tickets are free for kids 12 and under
Each adult ticket entitles you to 2 free kids tickets
Times:                    Doors open at 1200, headline act on stage at 8pm
Box Office:            0844 888 9991 /
*No alcohol or food is permitted to be brought into the Festival.
Extra information – Theatre Tent tickets
Tickets for each of the Charlie and Lola shows and Horrible Histories shows need to be booked in addition to your Festival Tickets and as numbers are limited, advanced booking is highly recommended. Tickets for these shows are only £4.50 per person so simply select the date you have booked for the Festival and the Theatre Tent show and time to ensure you are there. 
Show times are as follows each day:
Charlie and Lola – 12.30, 3.00 and 5.30
Horrible Histories – 1.45, 4.15, 6.45