First line up announced for Sunrise Celebration festival 2015

Bridge Dancer at Sunrise

Festival Dates 21st – 24th May at Piercefield Park, Chepstow, Wales

 The award winning Sunrise Celebration (The Guardian – Ethical Travel Award winners, Green Parent’s Best Green Festival and rated as ‘Outstanding’ by A Greener Festival) is back for its tenth festival. With great music, organic food, boutique camping (gypsy caravans, tipis and yurts) and ethical conversations. Sunrise Celebration has survived flooding, witnessed incredible performances by numerous musicians and has been a pioneer of event sustainability since 2006. Headlining 2015’s festival are:

Kosheen (Unplugged), Sam and the Womp, Holotronica (Live 3D Show), System 7, Lazy Habits, Laid Blak, King Porter Stomp, Kalakuta Millionaires, Mezzowave ft. Alison David, Rodney Branigan, Johnny Cage and the Voodoo Groove and Charlie Miller & the Soul Agents

With enchanting Welsh songstress Sian Evans of Kosheen heading the bill, whose melodic voice weakens the hardest of hearts, and has everyone watching in delight as she enthrals her audience with stunning Celtic power vocals.

For the loyal Sunrise fans that have returned year on year and in honour of the first festival back in 2006 the organisers will be welcoming back that festival’s headline act- System 7. One of the greats of the dance world they pioneered techno, ambient and electronica and still put on a phenomenal show today.

They precede Holotronica a groundbreaking new 3D AV project from Stuart Warren-Hill of Ninja Tune/Hexstatic fame. It is the first time this immersive light and music show will be seen at any UK Music Festival and it promises to leave all who watch it spell bound. 3D glasses will be provided on the night.

Saturday night is party night at Sunrise, with the Electro Swing Club. Presented by DJ’s Chris Tofu and Tall Tim, and with some of the best big show bands, live dancers and cabaret, the line up promises to raise the roof on the Sunrise main stage tent for the festival’s big 10th Anniversary party night.

The first Electro Swing Club band to be announced is; Sam and the Womp, who shot to fame in 2012 when “Bom Bom”, reached number 1, they fuse swing, brass band samples, hip-hop and sweeping sub basses, which makes them a ‘must see’ live festival band.

Sunrise wouldn’t be complete without its favourite big band, hip hop groups and this year they have three of the best live underground acts the UK has to offer: Lazy Habits, Laid Blak and King Porter Stomp. Each of these bands has brought the house down in previous years and 2015 promises to see them back where they belong – giving Sunrisers an epic party!

New additions to the Sunrise experience are the critically acclaimed 10 piece Kalakuta Millionaires who will stun you with their soulful global Afro-funk rhythms, alongside the groove infused electronica of their Big Chill Label mates Mezzowave ft. Alison David who will lift you up with their cinematic soul.

Plus up and coming dirty rock band Johnny Cage and the Voodoo Groove, two guitar playing genius, Rodney Branigan and Charlie Millar and the Soul Agents, “because you’ve got to get up to get down”!

Sunrise Celebration is keeping tight-lipped about the other names being prepared for their second line-up announcement but suffice to say, it will include some incredible artists, craft workshops, poets and speakers alongside some brilliant bands and performers and will follow early in 2015.

£80 Early Bird tickets are on sale until 30th December: www.sunrisecelebration.com

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