MAIN STAGE

THE WOMBATS

JAMES BAY

Ocean Colour Scene

SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR

LIGHTNING SEEDS

VON CASSIDY

MAIN STAGE

THE WOMBATS

JAMES BAY

Ocean Colour Scene

SOPHIE
ELLIS-BEXTOR

LIGHTNING SEEDS

VON CASSIDY

Platinum-selling indie heroes The Wombats, who recently sat atop the UK album charts with their latest release Fix Yourself, Not the World, are described as having “a talent for creating absolute bangers” by Clash magazine, and “songs that are made for the big stage” by Gigwise. The Wombats (Matthew Murphy, Tord Øverland Knudsen and Dan Haggis) recently released the single “Everything I Love is Going to Die”, which was unveiled as BBC Radio 1’s “Hottest Track in the World Right Now” by DJ Clara Amfo. The Liverpool trio have a huge 2022 in store with their biggest shows ever as part of a headline arena tour in April and a busy festival season that sees them roll into Jersey to grace the Electric Park Main Stage in September.

 

Since first announcing themselves to the world with debut album A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, the band have surpassed an incredible 1.5 billion streams worldwide, and the viral success of Swedish producer Oliver Nelson’s remix of their 2015 hit “Greek Tragedy” has introduced them to a whole new generation of fans as a viral success on TikTok. It has been used to soundtrack over 600,000 videos, some with over 100 million views. Between the original and Nelson’s remix, “Greek Tragedy” has amassed 175 million listens on Spotify. Leaving popularity aside for a moment, as artists they have graduated from the post-punk indie upstarts of 2007 to something altogether more mature, slicker and pop-oriented – with influences such as The Cure and New Order plain to hear – fifteen years later.

 

The Wombats are seasoned festival operators, having performed at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and T in the Park to name just a few, so as you might expect, we are beyond excited to see them bring their truckload of dancefloor fillers and impeccable stagecraft, honed over the years, to the 6,000 people expected to attend Electric Park. With hits including “Let’s Dance to Joy Division”, “Kill the Director” and “Moving to New York”, there will be no shortage of anthems during their headline set.

Bay first exploded on to the global music scene in 2014, a year after a fan uploaded a video to YouTube of him performing at an open mic night in London. Catching the attention of Republic Records A&R, within a week he signed to the label. His triple-platinum-certified debut album Chaos and the Calm featured two top-ten singles in “Let It Go” and the gold-selling “Hold Back the River”, and Bay soon found himself nominated for dozens of awards: two GRAMMY® nods in the categories of Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Song, and the winner of two BRIT Awards (Best Male Solo Artist and Critic’s Choice) and an Ivor Novello.

 

A follow-up album, Electric Light, reached the number two spot in the UK album charts, and fast-forward to 2022, Bay has now amassed an almighty three BILLION streams, and has performed on such flagship US shows as Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Late Show with James Corden. He has dueted with the likes of Alicia Keys and Mick Jagger, opened for The Rolling Stones and Ed Sheeran on tour and performed at every major festival you can think of. In March this year he released new single “Give Me the Reason” and to the glee of his innumerable fans, announced his first tour in three years, as well as a third studio album, which will be released later this year.

Bay first exploded on to the global music scene in 2014, a year after a fan uploaded a video to YouTube of him performing at an open mic night in London. Catching the attention of Republic Records A&R, within a week he signed to the label. His triple-platinum-certified debut album Chaos and the Calm featured two top-ten singles in “Let It Go” and the gold-selling “Hold Back the River”, and Bay soon found himself nominated for dozens of awards: two GRAMMY® nods in the categories of Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Song, and the winner of two BRIT Awards (Best Male Solo Artist and Critic’s Choice) and an Ivor Novello.

 

A follow-up album, Electric Light, reached the number two spot in the UK album charts, and fast-forward to 2022, Bay has now amassed an almighty three BILLION streams, and has performed on such flagship US shows as Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Late Show with James Corden. He has dueted with the likes of Alicia Keys and Mick Jagger, opened for The Rolling Stones and Ed Sheeran on tour and performed at every major festival you can think of. In March this year he released new single “Give Me the Reason” and to the glee of his innumerable fans, announced his first tour in three years, as well as a third studio album, which will be released later this year.

Formed in Solihull in 1989, the band’s line-up is comprised of original members Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock and Oscar Harrison, along with bassist Raymond Meade, who joined them in 2016. Their success was ignited in 1993 when Paul Weller invited the band to join him on tour – off the back of witnessing those performances, Weller invited guitarist Steve Craddock to play on one of his singles, and vocalist Simon Fowler to sing on his album Wild Wood. To this day, Craddock performs as guitarist for Paul Weller’s band. Adding to the list of famous admirers that helped elevate OCS to their own fame was Noel Gallagher who, upon hearing a demo recorded by the band in 1995, invited them to play with Oasis on their 1995 tour – they also joined Oasis as support act at their legendary, era-defining Knebworth House concert in 1996. 2.6 million people applied for tickets at the time, making it the most in-demand concert of all time. It was watched by a combined 250,000 fans.

 

Fast forward to 2022 and Ocean Colour Scene are quite simply one of the most successful and best-loved British bands of the past thirty years. Boasting three Top 5 albums (1996’s seminal Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern) and a run of nine successive Top 20 singles including the immortal “The Riverboat Song”, “The Day We Caught the Train”, “Hundred Mile High City” and “Profit in Peace”, OCS, along with the likes of Oasis and Blur, helped to define the sound of arguably the last great era of British guitar music in the 1990s. Those music fans that were around to witness the Britpop era first hand will recall “The Riverboat Song” soundtracking Chris Evans’ TFI Friday show, and “Hundred Mile High City” appearing on Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – both were pop cultural phenomena that defined an extraordinary decade for British music, film and art, and a decade whose influence resonates to this day.

Formed in Solihull in 1989, the band’s line-up is comprised of original members Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock and Oscar Harrison, along with bassist Raymond Meade, who joined them in 2016. Their success was ignited in 1993 when Paul Weller invited the band to join him on tour – off the back of witnessing those performances, Weller invited guitarist Steve Craddock to play on one of his singles, and vocalist Simon Fowler to sing on his album Wild Wood. To this day, Craddock performs as guitarist for Paul Weller’s band. Adding to the list of famous admirers that helped elevate OCS to their own fame was Noel Gallagher who, upon hearing a demo recorded by the band in 1995, invited them to play with Oasis on their 1995 tour – they also joined Oasis as support act at their legendary, era-defining Knebworth House concert in 1996. 2.6 million people applied for tickets at the time, making it the most in-demand concert of all time. It was watched by a combined 250,000 fans.

 

Fast forward to 2022 and Ocean Colour Scene are quite simply one of the most successful and best-loved British bands of the past thirty years. Boasting three Top 5 albums (1996’s seminal Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern) and a run of nine successive Top 20 singles including the immortal “The Riverboat Song”, “The Day We Caught the Train”, “Hundred Mile High City” and “Profit in Peace”, OCS, along with the likes of Oasis and Blur, helped to define the sound of arguably the last great era of British guitar music in the 1990s. Those music fans that were around to witness the Britpop era first hand will recall “The Riverboat Song” soundtracking Chris Evans’ TFI Friday show, and “Hundred Mile High City” appearing on Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – both were pop cultural phenomena that defined an extraordinary decade for British music, film and art, and a decade whose influence resonates to this day.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge number one single, ‘Groovejet’ and her worldwide smash hit, ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’. Her debut solo album, ‘Read My Lips’, was released in 2001 and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Her subsequent album releases include ‘Shoot from the Hip’ (2003), ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’ (2007) and ‘Make a Scene’ (2011). In 2014, Sophie released her album ‘Wanderlust’ on her own label EBGB’s, which was co-written and produced by Ed Harcourt. It proved to be a critical and commercial success spending 3 weeks in the UK top 10 and selling over 100,000 copies.

 

Sophie followed this release and collaboration with 2016’s ‘Familia’, which saw her return to the dancefloor with her single ‘Come With Us’. In January of 2019, with Ed Harcourt as Producer and Amy Langley (of Dirty Pretty Strings) arranging, Sophie released orchestrated versions of all her hits and past single releases with her orchestral greatest hits album ‘The Song Diaries’. In 2020, her Kitchen Discos, performed at home during lockdown with her five sons and recorded by her husband, musician Richard Jones, were watched and enjoyed by 40 million around the world. Following the performances, she released her latest album ‘Songs From The Kitchen Disco’ in late 2020 on Cooking Vinyl, bringing together Sophie’s hits with many other songs from her phenomenally successful lockdown Kitchen Disco performances, garnering further critical acclaim and yet another top 10 UK album chart position.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge number one single, ‘Groovejet’ and her worldwide smash hit, ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’. Her debut solo album, ‘Read My Lips’, was released in 2001 and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Her subsequent album releases include ‘Shoot from the Hip’ (2003), ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’ (2007) and ‘Make a Scene’ (2011). In 2014, Sophie released her album ‘Wanderlust’ on her own label EBGB’s, which was co-written and produced by Ed Harcourt. It proved to be a critical and commercial success spending 3 weeks in the UK top 10 and selling over 100,000 copies.

 

Sophie followed this release and collaboration with 2016’s ‘Familia’, which saw her return to the dancefloor with her single ‘Come With Us’. In January of 2019, with Ed Harcourt as Producer and Amy Langley (of Dirty Pretty Strings) arranging, Sophie released orchestrated versions of all her hits and past single releases with her orchestral greatest hits album ‘The Song Diaries’. In 2020, her Kitchen Discos, performed at home during lockdown with her five sons and recorded by her husband, musician Richard Jones, were watched and enjoyed by 40 million around the world. Following the performances, she released her latest album ‘Songs From The Kitchen Disco’ in late 2020 on Cooking Vinyl, bringing together Sophie’s hits with many other songs from her phenomenally successful lockdown Kitchen Disco performances, garnering further critical acclaim and yet another top 10 UK album chart position.

Founded in Liverpool in 1989, Lightning Seeds are the brainchild of Ian Broudie, whose musical career began in 1979 as a member of post-punk band Big in Japan (alongside members of KLF, Frankie Goes the Hollywood and Siouxsie & the Banshees) before going on to act as producer of records for the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen and The Fall. The Lightning Seeds started life as a solo project with Broudie playing all instruments and recording debut album Cloudcuckooland (released in 1990) in his spare bedroom. Early champions of The Lightning Seeds included legendary radio DJ John Peel and, in the USA, KROQ’s DJ Rodney Biggenheimer, and it remained a solo studio project until 1993, when Broudie signed to Epic Records and committed to form a live touring band. The release of critically acclaimed album Jollification came in 1994 at the height of the Britpop years and spawned some of the band’s biggest hits including “Change”, “Lucky You” and “Perfect.”

 

It was in 1996 though that The Lightning Seeds released the hit that they are most widely associated with: the enduring anthem to that year’s Euro ’96 football tournament, “Three Lions” featuring comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel. The song was adopted as a football chant by fans of the England international team and reached number one in the UK singles chart, with an updated version to coincide with the World Cup in France topping the charts two years later. The original 1996 version re-entered the charts and hit the top spot yet again in 2018 as the song soundtracked England’s famous run to the World Cup semi-finals that summer. Two further albums (Dizzy Heights in 1997 and Tilt in 1999) produced hit singles including “Sugar Coated Iceberg” and “Life’s Too Short” and were followed by a hiatus during which time Broudie returned to the studio as a producer. Broudie’s producer credits during this time included Platinum-selling debut albums by The Zutons and The Coral.

VON CASSIDY

 

We are delighted to announce that local indie band Von Cassidy will open the Main Stage this year at Electric Park. The Jersey four-piece released their debut album The Coming of Age and the World Around in November, and packed full of bouncy, harmony-filled pop bangers, it’s quite simply one of the best records produced by a Jersey act in some time.

 

Part garage rock, part disco and part synth pop, the album reflects the band’s melting pot of influences, which we can’t wait to see them showcase at Electric Park. For more information visit www.voncassidy.com

VON CASSIDY

 

We are delighted to announce that local indie band Von Cassidy will open the Main Stage this year at Electric Park. The Jersey four-piece released their debut album The Coming of Age and the World Around in November, and packed full of bouncy, harmony-filled pop bangers, it’s quite simply one of the best records produced by a Jersey act in some time.

 

Part garage rock, part disco and part synth pop, the album reflects the band’s melting pot of influences, which we can’t wait to see them showcase at Electric Park. For more information visit www.voncassidy.com

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one-day music festival held on Saturday 24th September 2022 at The People’s Park in Jersey.

one-day music festival held on Saturday 24th September 2022 at The People’s Park in Jersey.