Tonight in Walkabout, Glasgow, a one off battle of the bands night is being held in order to find THE act that could open up this year’s V-Festival!
Following on from today, a second heat will take place in London where the lucky band will be announced.This is an absolute gem of a chance for independent bands to shine before thousands of music lovers.
V-Festival takes place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August. Virgin Media Stage performers on Saturday are Kasabian, Sam Smith, Hozier, Courteeners, Annie Mac, James Bay, Marina & The Diamonds and Imelda Hay. Sunday’s acts include: Calvin Harris, The Script, Ellie Goulding, George, Ezra, The Kooks, Ella Henderson, Gregory Porter and The Proclaimers.
The MTV Stage also looks good with the line-up featuring the likes of Tom Jones, Stereophonics, Chvrches, Clean Bandit, The Charlatans, Labrinth, Bleachers, Kodaline, Mark Ronson, Sigma and then some.
Which is why this is going to be a blood pumping/ exciting night for the 10 acts who come out to play. Hotly tipped: Angry Boy, Aurora, Carrie Mac, G-MO, Inari Kolu, Inkman and the Mayans, Noah Mean, Revolver, Slopes, and, The Label will take to the stage from 6.30-11.30pm.
I caught up Inari last week after she finished a series of exams which allowed her to graduate university with a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. If you are impressed with that you should hear her skills behind the mic and keys, she’s a sensation.
The Finnish born performer has a crisp, unadulterated sound which elevates through each song on her E.P. ‘Echoes.’ Latest release, ‘Shooting Stars’ is also a powerful reflection of her immense potential. Inari actually covers Ellie Goulding’s track, ‘Lights’ on her E.P. which is available to stream on Sound Cloud now. There is more on Inari and producer/band support Gavin Paterson coming to these pages soon.
Like Inari then, the calibre of all tonight’s performances will be high.
I wish all the bands a cracking time. It’s going to be some experience.