Five More Acts Announced for Jersey Live Festival with Jersey Telecom 2011
aaamusic | On 04, Apr 2011
In just under six months, the Channel Islands’ biggest weekend of live music rolls into town for the eighth time, and for those that were there for Razorlight and The Thrills way back when, doesn’t it make you feel old? With the support of Jersey Telecom, Jersey Live festival has grown monumentally since that one-day event in 2004 and the diversity on offer these days guarantees that there’ll be something for everyone. With the big names already announced – Madness and Plan B headlining the Main Stage, and Zane Lowe and French nutjob Mr Oizo heading up procedings in the Dance Arena – the remaining slots are gradually being filled ahead of the big ticket sale launch on May 1st. Here are the next five acts to be announced for the weekend billing…
KATY B www.katyonamission.com
(Main Stage, Sat 3rd Sept)
A graduate of the Brit-school whose alumni includes the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse, Leona Louis and Kate Nash, the darling of dubstep, 21 year old Katy B blasted onto the mainstream radar last autumn when her first single Katy On A Mission, went to number five in the UK top 40. Katy’s second single, “Lights On“was released in the UK on 19 December 2010, where it debuted at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. Katy’s latest single
‘Broken Record’ has just been released and is set to take the charts by storm this weekend. Her debut album ‘On A Mission’ see’s its release on April 4
Katy’s on a mission to be the sound of summer in the UK and will certainly be one of the star’s of Jersey Live 2011.
For fans of: Magnetic Man. Dj Skream, Ellie Goulding
ED SHEERAN www.edsheeran.com
(Main Stage, Sat 3rd Sept & Hospitality Stage, Sun 4th Sept)
Young Ed Sheeran looks set to be one of the biggest stars of 2011, and with quite the Hollywood backstory to go with it. His success story began in 2010, after self-releasing several EPs and sofa-surfing around London, the 20 year-old travelled to LA and was spotted playing live by none other than Jamie Foxx, who invited him to record at his Holywood mansion for the rest of his stay. Since then, he has won fans including Example, Goldie and even Elton John. After reaching number 2 in the itunes chart with an independent release (an almost unheard-of achievement), No. 5 Collaborations (featuring Wiley and Devlin amongst others), he was pieked up by recording giant Atlantic and releases his debut album this summer. Blending acoustic-folk and hip-hop influences with beatbox loops and samples, and a pure pop sensibility, young Sheeran looks a perfect fit for the Jersey crowd.
For fans of: Devlin, Plan B, Example
JAMIE WOON www.jamiewoon.com
(SoBe Stage, Sat 3rd Sept)
Another graduate of the Brit-school whose pupils have become huge stars such as the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse, smooth-grooving soul man Jamie Woon has been categorised by some as being part of the ‘post-dubstep’ scene alongside fellow up-and-comer James Blake. As it was a remix by dubstep kingpin Burial, of Woon’s rework of Wayfaring Stranger, which brought the young Londoner to critical attention, it’s a label that he’ll have to be content with. But his style has much more range than that; with a definite leaning towards rnb and funk, the lightest smattering of electronics, and soulful vocals pinning the whole thing together, he really is an intriguing addition to the Jersey Live line up. With critical plaudits coming out of his ears and festival gigs lined up all summer, this certainly looks like a big year for him.
For fans of: James Blake. The XX, Stevie Wonder
PONY PONY RUN RUN www.myspace.com/ponyponyrunrun
(Main Stage, Sun 4th Sept)
Jersey Live is developing something of a penchant for kooky Gallic electro-pop in recent years; 2009’s Naïve New Beaters and Curry & Coco, and last year’s performance by Parisians Jamaica are evidence of that and all were surprise festival highlights. This year, that trend continues with French yacht-rockers Pony Pony Run Run making their Jersey Live bow. Having supported the likes of Calvin Harris and Katy Perry, they’ll be more than at home on the Main Stage, and their disco-tinged, synth-laden guitar-pop is infused with just about the correct dosage of energy (that is, enough to dance like a loon, not so much that you mosh yourself into a bloody pulp) to get you in the mood for a Sunday evening topped off by the long-awaited appearance of Mr Plan B.
For fans of: Jamaica, Devo, Daft Punk
MAVERICK SABRE www.myspace.com/mavericksabre
(JT Recharge Stage, Sat 3rd Sept)
London born, Irish raised singer songwriter Maverick Sabre is breaking the mould. With his soulful voice and skillful guitar playing, he draws audiences in a leaves them in wonder.
Silencing crowds with his lamenting social-political content, this young rising star is generating a lot of interest from press and booking agents alike. Recently tipped by Hot Press as being the Irish newcomer who will give the established artists some serious competition, Maverick was also nominated ‘Best Homegrown Act’ in the 2008 Urban Takeover Awards.
After supporting Plan B in concert, performing at the Roundhouse and working on new material, Maverick Sabre is rising from strength to strength, sharing stages with artists including Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Riz MC and Bashy… most definitely a young man whose musical journey will be followed closely by many. Catch Maverick play exclusively in the JT Recharge area at JL2011.
For fans of: Professor Green, Devlin, Eminem
BILLING SO FAR:
Sat 3rd Sept:
MADNESS, The Streets, Katy B, Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran, Jamie Woon, Zane Lowe, Nero, Danny Byrd & Dynamite MC, Breakage, Toddla T & MC Serocee, Maverick Sabre (many more Tbc)
Sun 4th Sept:
PLAN B, Pony Pony Run Run, The Beat, Mr Oizo, The Beat with many many more tbc.
Tickets go on sale for Jersey Live Festival with Jersey Telecom 2011 on Saturday 1st May at noon, exclusively from Jersey Live Festival’s website www.jerseylive.org.uk.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Weekend Tickets: £88
Single day tickets: £56
Child tickets (12ys – 2yrs) are priced at £10 Weekend / £5 Single day * All Proceeds donated to CLIC Sargent Jersey (Childrens Charity)
All tickets are subject to GST & Booking Fees
** ALSO, Check out the great promotional ticket deals at JT instore from Early June!!
Jersey Live takes place on September 3rd and 4th at the Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity, Jersey.