This year’s summer festival season has been taken over by the alumni of Live and Unsigned, with previous acts bagging summer festival slots all over the country!
Winners of the Live and Unsigned competition alongside runners-up and guest performers have found themselves on the line-ups of a number of the biggest summer festivals including Bestival, Strawberry Fields and Sundown Festival, playing alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Dizzee Rascal and The XX.
Live and Unsignedartists to play numerous summer festival slots!
Folk-pop artist, resident guest performer and 2011 runner-up Lucy Spraggan has achieved a range of summer festival slots, after her performance at 2011’s Live and Unsigned Sheffield Regional Final inspired promoters of Danson and Strawberry Fields Festival to give her a slot at the Leicestershire and Bexley events. Other festivals that have been confirmed for her throughout the summer festival season include Beatherder, Folk on the Water, Glade, L Fest, Osfest, Y-Not and Whaley Water Weekend.
Nineteen year-old artist Charley Macaulay will be showing how far she has come since her 2009 Live and Unsigned Under-18 category win by bringing her brand of soulful pop to Bestival this September, which this year is headlined by Stevie Wonder, and in previous years has been headlined by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Beastie Boys and The Cure. 2011 Alternative Category Winners The Robbie Boyd Band has also been announced for Just So Festival, and among all this, 2009 Live & Unsigned winner Danny Shah is lined-up to play Glass Butter Beach summer festival.
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Live and Unsignedpartners Cockermouth Rock Festival, or ‘CockRock 2012’ headlined this year by Tinchy Stryder and Fun Lovin’ Criminals, will feature three acts from Live and Unsigned this year, including 2010 victors The Lottery Winners, 2011 finalists Top Boy Round Here and guest performers The Dub Pistols all being set to play as part of the summer festival’s main line-up.
As part of the Live and Unsigned Winners Festival Tour, the Live and Unsigned 2012 victor will get the opportunity to play 14 summer festival slots to play throughout 2012. So far the tour consists of: Cockermouth Rock Festival on the weekend of 20th-22nd July, Stockton Weekender on the 3rd-5th August, the following weekend the winners will be playing Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters, Cloud 9 Festival, Strawberry Fields Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Just So Festival will be next up, before the first weekend of September when the winner plays Glass Butter Beach on Friday 31st August, then Brownstock Festival on Saturday 1st September and Bingley Music Live on Sunday 2nd September!
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