Star-stud­ded line-up for Sound­scape Week­ender

Warwickshire Telegraph - - MUSIC - By BECKY WEAVER

MU­SIC fans are look­ing for­ward to Sound­scape Week­ender – the new two-day mu­sic fes­ti­val com­ing to Ri­coh Arena, Coven­try, on Satur­day, June 15 and Sun­day, June 16.

The ex­cit­ing event cel­e­brates the very best of pop and in­die mu­sic on day one, with day two fo­cus­ing on other chart-top­ping bands and solo artists.

Sound­scape Week­ender has al­ready an­nounced a string of acts for the Sun­day, in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional DJ David Guetta.

He will be joined by Clean Ban­dit and Years & Years – who have col­lec­tively spent more than 100 weeks in the top 10 of the UK charts.

Reign­ing X Fac­tor win­ners Rak-Su are also ap­pear­ing.

The R&B group will be shar­ingn the stage with Anne-Marie – one of the big­gest fe­male acts in the UK – and highly-rated new­comer Ma­bel.

With tick­ets for Sun­day on sale and priced from £49 (+book­ing fee) it’s no won­der or­gan­is­ers at Show­time Live pledge Sound­scape Week­ender “of­fers high cal­i­bre acts at a low price”.

Satur­day tick­ets will be avail­able soon, along with the an­nounce­ment of an eclec­tic mix of the very best in in­die, rock and al­ter­na­tive A-lis­ters.

Here’s who has been con­firmed so far (more acts to be an­nounced)... WITH six UK no.1 sin­gles and four UK Top 10 al­bums, he’s col­lab­o­rated with the likes of Sia, Anne-Marie, Justin Bieber, Zara Lars­son, Emeli Sande and Ri­hanna. Some of his best hits in­clude Ti­ta­nium, Get­tin’ Over, When Love Takes Over and Who’s That Chick.

POP-SYNTH trio Years & Years are no strangers when it comes to per­form­ing in the Mid­lands. Since burst­ing on to the scene with their no.1 sin­gle King in 2015, they’ve gone on to be­come of the most ex­cit­ing bands in the in­dus­try. Fronted by Olly Alexan­der, they re­leased their sec­ond stu­dio al­bum, Palo Santo, this sum­mer and have just em­barked on a huge world tour.

CLEAN Ban­dit have taken the UK charts by storm over the last four years, gain­ing four UK no.1 sin­gles with Rather Be, Rock­abye, Sym­phony and Solo. The Grammy Award-win­ning trio are well known for their elec­tronic sound and have teamed up with artists in­clud­ing Demi Lo­vato, Jess Glynne and Zara Lars­son.

FULL of char­ac­ter and stage pres­ence, solo artist Anne-Marie has gained her­self an army of fans since she re­leased her sin­gle Alarm in 2016. This year the 27-year-old re­leased her de­but al­bum, Speak Your Mind, which charted at no.3, and joined Ed Sheeran on his ÷ (Di­vide) World Sta­dium Tour.

MA­BEL may be fairly new to the block after re­leas­ing her de­but sin­gle Find­ers Keep­ers in 2017, but she’s emerged as one of the UK’s best up and com­ing fe­male ar­it­sts. Her hit sin­gles in­clude One Shot, Ring Ring and Fine Line.

Rak-Su be­came the first all-male group to be crowned win­ners of ITV’s The X Fac­tor in 2017.

They have toured with former X Fac­tor win­ners Lit­tle Mix, re­leased two sin­gles and per­formed at Free Ra­dio Hits Live 2018 at Birm­ing­ham’s Re­sorts World Arena.

Show­time Live di­rec­tor Dan Nelmes said: “This mu­sic fes­ti­val is all about of­fer­ing a range of high cal­i­bre acts at a low price.

“Peo­ple can see seven per­for­mances from some of the most in-de­mand artists in the world, plus a 90-minute head­line set from

David Guetta, for the same cost as go­ing to see a gig fea­tur­ing a cou­ple of artists.

“We’re get­ting closer to hav­ing our full Sun­day line-up re­vealed with two more artists to an­nounce over the next few days.

“We are re­ally proud of the star-stud­ded line-up we have as­sem­bled so far.

Jus­tine He­witt, head of op­er­a­tions at Coven­try’s Ri­coh Arena, added: “The city is set for a fan­tas­tic week­end of mu­sic. The cal­i­bre of artists on of­fer is sec­ond to none and it’s fast be­com­ing the must-see mu­sic fes­ti­val next year. We can’t wait to see who is booked in to per­form on day one!”

Lined up for the two-day Sound­scape Week­ender mu­sic fes­ti­val at the Coven­try’s Ri­coh Arena, from left, Rak Su, DJ David Guetta, Years & Years, Anne-Marie and Ma­bel

Clean Ban­dit

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