Legendary British Rockers 10cc Confirmed for Electric Park Festival
Hot on the heels of the recent line up announcements for the newest festival to join an ever-increasingly exciting live music scene, including The Kooks and Laid Blak, Electric Park are delighted to announce another huge name on the bill: iconic British rock band 10cc.
With over 30 million worldwide record sales, including their timeless classic “I’m Not in Love”, 10cc rose to fame in the 1970s to become one of Britain’s most celebrated bands.
Founded in Stockport in the late 1960s, 10cc occupied several incarnations in their early years (The Whirlwinds, The Mindbenders, and The Mockingbirds) and founding member Graham Gouldman had made his name as a songwriter for the likes of The Hollies, Herman’s Hermits and Jeff Beck’s Yardbirds before 10cc’s career took off in its ascendency with their debut single “Donna” reaching Number Two in the UK charts in 1972.
Described by The Guardian as “the Fab Four of the 70s”, 10cc are as critically lauded as they are commercially successful; singles such as “Donna”, “Rubber Bullets” and “The Dean And I” are melodically innovative, inventive and, not to put too fine a point on it, pioneering. It’s little surprise they came to be seen by many as the 1970s answer to The Beatles, when their original line up of Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Lol Creme and Kevin Goldey were not just one-dimensional players but all were accomplished multi-instrumentalists. With two song writing teams – Stewart and Gouldman’s pop-orientated unit and Goldley and Creme’s more avant-garde creators – 10cc came to embody and perfect the very concept of art rock.
Acclaimed by such rock royalty as Sir Paul McCartney and Axl Rose, 10cc are one of the most intriguing, enigmatic and celebrated bands the UK has produced, with enormous commercial achievements and simultaneous critical respect. We’re delighted that they bring their back catalogue, packed with hits and masterpieces alike, to the very first Electric Park Festival at Howard Davis Park.
In addition to 10cc, the Electric Park line up also features bastions of British guitar pop The Kooks, whose singles “She Moves in Her Own Way” and “Shine On” are some of this millennium’s most recognised indie hits, and who made a welcome return after a four-year hiatus with hit 2018 album “Let’s Go Sunshine”.
Opening the festival are Bristol’s favourite musical alchemists Laid Blak open the proceedings at Electric Park 2019. Their heady cocktail of reggae, hip hop, bhangra and “street soul” influences has converted a cult following and made them favourites at festivals like Glastonbury, Boomtown and Shambala.
ELECTRIC PARK is a brand new outdoor music festival from Rockit Entertainment, whose co-directors are Daniel Matthews and Warren Holt, former co-director and founder of Jersey Live Music Festival, which ran from 2004 – 2016.
Rockit Entertainment have brought performers including Echo & The Bunnymen, Passenger, Jake Bugg, James Blunt and The Australian Pink Floyd to the Channel Islands over the last three years, and next month bring 80s pop icons The Human League to Jersey. But Electric Park, their brand new 7,000 capacity event in Howard Davis Park, marks their first foray into the outdoor festival scene, and a brand new chapter in the story of live music in the Channel Islands.
Daniel Matthews, Co-Director:
“We’re delighted to announce the newest festival on the block, Electric Park, and we’ve got a really exciting line up for Jersey’s music fans. 10cc are hands-down icons of British rock music and deserve all the respect they receive. The Kooks are absolute stars and need little introduction, and Laid Blak are going to get the show started with a bang”
Electric Park 2019
Howard Davis Park
Saturday 17th August 2019
Gates open 1600 - 2230 Curfew
General Admission Ticket - £64.50
Electric VIP Ticket - £150.00
Electric Experience – POA
”What you see is what you pay” prices are final and include GST and Booking fees.
Tickets are on sale from 0700 on 05th April at www.electricpark.je/tickets