New Leicestershire festival, Texfest, has announced further line-up additions to their inaugural event this summer with Fuse ODG, Fekky and Sea Girls joining the lineup. They will join the already announced Example, The Fratellis, We Are Scientists, The Hoosiers, Nick Grimshaw, Beans on Toast, Tinchy Stryder, Will Varley and many more.
TexFest is a 3 day music festival taking place from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 at Market Harborough Showground, with the event promising to welcome a host of chart-topping acts in the setting of the Leicestershire countryside.
MOBO winner Fuse ODG is perhaps best known for his hit debut single, Antenna, as well as collaborations with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul and Major Lazer. His collaboration with Sean Paul, Dangerous Girl, reached number 3 in the charts and he has since gone on to collaborate with none other than Ed Sheeran on the single Boa Me (video below).
Fekky has also been causing a stir on the urban scene. Nomintaed for Best Hip Hop Act at the MOBO Awards, Fekky was spotted by American hip-hop heavyweight, The Game, to support his on tour, which led to further collaborations with Dizzee Rascal and Skepta. Fekky is signed to Island Records and released his debut album, EL Clasico, in 2017.
2018 is also set to be a big year for Sea Girls, who have been amongst the most hotly tipped new bands this year. Championed by Huw Stephens and Annie Mac and reaching number 1 on Spotify’s Hot New Band list, they have a style that Clash describe as “instantly infectious indie bangers”. With a number of the band hailing locally from Leicestershire this will be a homecoming festival for them!
A number of regional and upcoming acts have also joined the bill include The Brandy Thieves, Northern Heights, The Tin Pigeons, DJ Alfie Cridland, Traps, G and the Sound Tribe, Black Cats & Magic and The Skinner Brothers, who are fresh off touring with The Libertines.
Weekend and individual day tickets for Texfest are on sale now with camping, glamping, VIP and family options available. For more information and to book tickets please visit www.texfest.co.uk.