If you missed out on Glastonbury then Burtonfest is the place to be for a fraction of the price but you only have a week to book your tickets as the full line-up is announced for the first time.
The town we all know and love is set to be the venue for more than 40 acts to get your feet moving and your hips swinging!
On Saturday, July 22, Burton’s National Brewery Centre, in Horninglow Street, will be hosting BurtonFest 2017 for the first time in association with its founder, Adam Cornes.
Confirmed headline acts include: Union J, (known for their top 10 pop hits You Got It All, Carry You and Beautiful Life; X Factor 2016 Winner Matt Terry who collaborated on the number one hit Bridge Over Troubled Water as part of Artists for Grenfell, raising money for the tower tragedy; and Roman Kemp, presenter of Capital FM and Trending live! on 4music, who will be performing an hour DJ set on the main stage.
Event organiser Adam Cornes said: “I have been hosting events showcasing the next generation of singers and bands all over the UK for the last four years. As a resident of Burton I now want to focus on local artists as well as bringing other talented and headline performers to the town. BurtonFest is an exciting project which will hopefully grow each year and become an amazing annual event.”
Nineties Euro/dance favourites will also be performing a 60 minute “explosion”, which will include artists such as Rozalla (the Zambian dance music performer responsible for the hit Everybody’s free), Urban Cookie Collective and finally Cappella, the Italian Eurodance act formed by producer Ginafranco Bortolotti.
As well as the star studded headliners, Burtonfest has a clear aim of promoting talent from around the local area, with many local bands from the East Midlands appearing and more to be announced soon.
Other acts attending the festival include the four-piece pop/rock band Next Stop Mars, who have been a support act for artists such as Cher Lloyd, M.A.D and The Saturdays.
Also, X Factor 2016 finalist Relley C, from Birmingham, will be performing after being part of the final 12 in the nation’s favourite music competition and impressing long term judge Sharon Osbourne in the judge’s houses stage of the competition.
In addition to the many local acts at the festival, Kirby Lauryen, a singer-songwriter from Mississippi, who is the pen behind hits such as “FourFiveSeconds” by Rhianna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney and “Die with you” by Beyoncé will be bringing her artistic talents to the Burton stage.
Acts also now confirmed include: Galaxy Thief, Liberty Grant, Ryan Upton, Ashley Sherlock, Jamie Mathias, Victoria Louise, Leo Goldenchild, Sara Strudwick, Tom Kavanagh, The Verse, Modern Comforts, Tilted Smile, Neverise, The Sixth Letter, Ruby Sky, Theia and Black Wolf Catch.
There will be three stages: The main stage (a large outdoor covered stage featuring a variety of artists of all genres and headline acts), The ViewMyGig Live stage (an indoor stage situated in a large closed marquee) and The Acoustic Box (an outdoor stage situated in a purpose built festival street including outdoor bars, eateries and attractions to give the event the full festival experience). As well as the stages there will be a merchandise to purchase any souvenirs to savour the event.
Annie Horne, managing director of Planning Solutions Ltd, which operates the National Brewery Centre, said: “This is a fantastic new event for Burton and we are very pleased to be hosting it in partnership with the creator, Adam Cornes. It really will have something for everyone and will be a great day of live music.”
General admission tickets cost £20 each or "four for three" group tickets at £60, and can be booked online here or by calling 01283 532880.
Meet and Greet VIP tickets, golden circle or disabled and carer tickets can be purchased at here and further information is available by calling The National Brewery Centre on 01283 532880 or email@example.com or Adam Cornes at firstname.lastname@example.org