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RiZE Festival

Hylands Park, Chelmsford
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Celebrating its very first year, RiZE Festival brings together an exciting mix of the very best music from classic indie, pop, urban, dance and new upcoming talent across four stages.

Taking place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August 2018, RiZE Festival promises to be an incredible weekend of live music plus a huge hub of the best food and drink on the festival circuit.

Stepping up for headliner duties are Liam Gallagher taking to the stage on Friday night, and Stereophonics bringing the weekend to a close on Saturday night.

Other artists also confirmed include James Bay, Years & Years and Bastille, so this is sure to be a fantastic weekend of live music!

Please visit www.rizefestival.co.uk/ for more information.

Headliners

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher appearing at this event

One of the pioneers of '90s Brit pop, Liam Gallagher rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist after the dissolution of both previous bands. His erratic behaviour, distinctive singing style, and abrasive attitude have been the subject of commentary in the press; but he remains one of the most recognisable figures in modern British music.

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Stereophonics

Stereophonics appearing at this event

Welsh legends, Stereophonics, stormed into the public eye in the 90s with their blend of alt rock and soulful pop. Almost three decades on, Kelly Jones and company continue to deliver their combination of energetic pop hooks and bittersweet lyrical storytelling to the delight of an adoring audience.

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Craig David

Craig David appearing at this event

Since his emergence in 1999 appearing on the Artful Dodger's Re-Rewind single, Craig David has become known as one of the forerunners of the UK garage and RnB scenes. Famous for hits such as Fill Me In and 7 Days, he's scored 20 UK top 40 singles, 5 UK top 20 albums and sold over 15 million albums worldwide. With his last album released in 2010, many people thought Craig was 'walking away' from the music scene. In the meantime he'd taken up a career as a club and radio DJ under the guise of TS5, before returning to his own music in 2016 with his 6th studio album Following My Intuition, reaching no.1 on the UK album charts and certified gold.

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Years & Years

Years & Years appearing at this event

Years & Years play soulful electronic pop, and are rooted in '90s RnB, citing TLC and and Aaliyah as influences. Crowned as BBC Music's Sound of 2015, Years & Years are a London-based trio consisting of bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, keyboard player Emre Turkmen and vocalist Olly Alexander, who joined the band when Mikey heard him singing in the shower after a party at his house. "This trio are making dance music that wears its heart and soul on its sleeve – their countless electro pop anthems will fill many a festival tent next summer." - Alison Howe, Series Producer, Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Music TV

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Disciples

Disciples appearing at this event

Electronic band Disciples make a current yet timeless sound, combining house and garage with a hearty dose of sunshine vibes. Disciples are three young South London friends: Natahn Duvall, Gavin Kool and Luke Mac, who have spent the last few years behind the scenes, working with a diverse range of artists, from Ms Dynamite, Afrojack, to Roses Gabor. Now stepping out of the shadows, and into the spotlight, this trio of multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer/performers, have come together to form the exciting new group Disciples. Writing, producing and even singing (Luke) on their own tracks, the individual strengths of the trio collide to make something bigger than the sum of their parts as they flirt across genres to spin something fresh from their roots in house.

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Example

Example appearing at this event

Example's meteoric rise from fresh-faced Fulham rapper to worldwide club anthem superstar has been nothing short of spectacular. Since first hitting the charts in 2009, Example has gone from strength to strength.

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Louis Berry

Louis Berry appearing at this event

'Louis Berry hails from the city of Liverpool. A switch blade songwriter with a voice of soul. Through politics and crime, love and loss Louis sets its straight. Only recently has music become the escape route for Louis from his past. A chance conversation led to a meeting with a producer that led to a studio session that led to a band. Having only been singing and writing songs for the last couple of years life moves fast for Louis who signed a publishing deal straight after his explosive debut gig for BBC Introducing.'

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Spring King

Spring King appearing at this event

Surf pop rhythms and garage-rock from this Manchester five-piece. With so much energy, it's like five people screaming down the microphone at once. The NME compared them to Black Lips at their most rancid moments.

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Hylands Park

  • London Road
  • Chelmsford
  • CM2 8WQ