Sundown to Host Live & Unsigned Winners!
The UK’s best unsigned acts – as winners of Live & Unsigned 2012 – are set to perform at Sundown as the East of England’s most progressive live-music event of the summer brings more fresh new names to the attention of festival goers
Overall winners of Live & Unsigned 2012, CoCo and the Butterfields – an acoustic ‘Fip Fok’ band whose style comprises a blend of Hip-Hop, Folk and Pop genres – will perform the opening set on the Main Stage on the Sundown's first day, Saturday 1 September
Beating 10,000 other acts to win Live & Unsigned means CoCo and the Butterfields scooped the prize of £10,000 to develop their music, along with a series of dates performing at summer festivals, including Sundown.
Also on Saturday’s Main Stage, is the Under-18 category winner of Open Mic 2011 (a spin-off competition from Live & Unsigned), Hatty Keane, who beat 9,000 acts to the crown, has since been signed by BGM and Future Music and went on to perform alongside Tinchy Stryder, Ed Sheeran and Wretch32, among others, in the past year.
A third artist to emerge from the Live & Unsigned contests, and set to open the Main Stage at Sundown on Sunday 2 September, is the winner of the Urban & Pop category of the 2012 competition, Molly Smitten-Downes, whose track Shadows – from her debut EP – was sampled by Grime artist ‘Marger’ and was heavily supported by 1Xtra and Kiss FM.
Sundown Festival spokesman, Dion Clements comments: “We’re very pleased to welcome the winners of the Live & Unsigned competition to our festival. The competition, and its spin-offs, has a history of producing fine artistes and we’re confident music fans at this year’s Sundown will be pleased to be among the first people to see them perform live”
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