COVENTRY’S RICOH STADIUM TO HOST SOUNDSCAPE – A UNIQUE FESTIVAL IN JUNE 2019
DAVID GUETTA * ANNE-MARIE * YEARS & YEARS * AND MORE!
Planning is in full swing for The Soundscape Festival with most of the amazing bill already confirmed. One final headline act will be announced in the coming weeks.
Chart and dance music fans who love live music and are looking for their festival fix need only one date in the diary this summer. Soundscape Festival is launching in Coventry’s mammoth Ricoh Arena, featuring huge global acts, the buzz of a traditional festival, with the added bonus of state-of-the-art tech and facilities for discerning music fans chasing a taste of the spectacular. Tickets for the festival are on sale now priced from only £49.00 here
Further to overwhelming positive feedback for the festival, a second date for the festival will now take place in the later part of 2019. The second date, which has an indie rock focus, was originally planned for June. However, it has been moved to meet demand from festivalgoers wishing to go to both events. It also allows promoters time to add a completely new production spin to the second event. Details of this event will be announced in due course.
Taking over the stadium bowl on Sunday 16 June, Soundscape’s lineup speaks for itself, with a range of acts who have commanded headline slots at some of the country’s hugest music events – and now they’re ready to put Coventry on the map. Iconic French DJ and producer David Guetta heads up an exciting bill, including UK’s brightest new soloist Anne-Marie, chart-topping electropop trio Years & Years, million-selling dance group Clean Bandit, and much more!
Along with a star-studded program packed with hits, Soundscape’s world-class staging will be the scene for huge production, dazzling light effects, atmospheric lasers and breathtaking pyrotechnics, putting all music fans right at the heart of the action. You won’t want to be anywhere else.
The festival vibe continues away from the excitement of the main stage. The Ricoh Arena is set to be transformed into a buzzing revellers’ paradise, with an array of artisan food stalls to help you keep your energy up for your nonstop dance moves, along with swish prosecco bars and mini gin palaces to make you feel refreshed and ready for anything. Dance, eat, drink, relax – and then, once revived, it’s back to the dancing! Soundscape is set to be the stuff of legend, a staple of the summer live music calendar – and you can say you were there right at the very start!
Headlining Soundscape is French dance supremo David Guetta in his only UK live performance for 2019. The party animal from Paris has sold over nine million albums and 30 million singles all over the world, and was responsible for the resurgence of dance-pop in the late Noughties, scoring huge hits with When Love Takes Over and Titanium. The award-winning Godfather of EDM has performed with Sia, Rihanna Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida, Usher and many more. His relentless energy and passion for music are second to none – see you down the front!
Anne-Marie is one of Britain’s freshest new talent and appears at Soundscape after an incredible breakthrough year. Her first album Speak Your Mind was the biggest selling debut of 2018 in the UK, and she scored her biggest hit yet with the irresistible slice of music nostalgia 2002, written with Ed Sheeran. Anne-Marie has worked with electro heavyweights Snakehips and Marshmello and certainly has plenty of dance credentials to get the Soundscape crowd moving.
Clean Bandit have spent five years as one of the UK’s most popular dance acts, fusing classical sensibilities with cutting-edge house beats. Their debut chart-topper Rather Be has sold over a million copies and also launched the career of vocalist Jess Glynne, and subsequent hits have seen them team up with Anne-Marie, Sean Paul, Demi Lovato, and Zara Larsson and rack up further Number 1 smashes.
Years & Years first broke into the pop arena in 2015 what euphoric chart-topper King. Fronted by charismatic vocalist Olly Alexander, Years & Years promote inclusivity, openness, and positivity, and are a huge inspiration for LGBTQ people. After their debut album Communion went to No.1, the band returned three years later with 2018 follow-up Palo Santo and won Best Live Act at the GQ Awards – Olly and the band put on a show that’s loud, proud and spectacular.
Mabel is one of the most exciting female soloists breaking through in the last couple of years, and comes from pop royalty (her mum is Neneh Cherry and dad Cameron McVey produced All Saints, early Sugababes, and Massive Attack). In her own right, though, Mabel has had a stellar start to chart stardom. Nominated for the BRIT Awards’ Critics’ choice in 2018, and Breakthrough Artist in this year, Mabel scored her first Top 10 in 2017 and has landed further its with Not3s and Jax Jones. Mabel opened for Harry Styles on the European leg of his debut solo tour, and played her own headline shows across the UK and Ireland in late 2018. This woman can work a stage! One to watch.
Rak-Su proved there was still life in The X Factor when the Watford boyband won the hearts of the nation and the show’s fourteenth series in 2017, becoming only the second group to claim the prize, after Little Mix. The captivating foursome showed their talents by performing their own material throughout the live shows, and their catchy winner’s single Dimelo – penned by the band with Wyclef Jean and produced by Naughty Boy – was a hit, beaten to the top spot by Ed Sheeran’s duet with Beyoncé. The band’s slick dance moves, vocal talents, and infectious charm are certain to get the crowd going ¡Dimelo!