REVEALED: Bastille to headline North Devon's Goldcoast Oceanfest 2013
BASTILLE has been announced as Saturday’s headliners for Goldcoast Oceanfest. The indie rock act will play at the surf and music festival this June.
Dan Smith, the creative force behind Bastille, has already had a good taste of fame. With the band, he’s played a sold-out gig at London’s 1500-capacity KOKO, sold-out two UK tours and headlined festivals.
VIDEO: Bastille - 'Bad Blood':
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Smith is now ready to reveal his debut album, Bad Blood which is released on March 4. Although Smith is the driving force behind Bastille, with all of the songs written and initially recorded by him in his bedroom, his music is still collaborative. The rest of the band (bassist Will Farquarson, keyboard player Kyle Simmons and drummer Chris “Woody” Wood), appear on the album in varying capacities.
They will be supported on the night by Gabrielle Aplin who is the whipsmart teenage sensation who, at 14, wrote her first song, Ghosts.
At 17, she made it the title track of her first EP. At the same age she set up her own label, Never Fade Records. Soon she had landed herself a booking agent and was plotting her own tours round the UK.
VIDEO: Gabrielle Aplin - 'Please Don't Say You Love Me':
By 18 she had released two further EPs and was running a profit making DIY artist’s enterprise – with plans already afoot to plough those profits back into other similarly inclined musicians she’d encountered along the way.
At 19, Aplin decided she’d learnt what she needed to learn under her own steam and was ready to take things to the next level by accepting a deal with record label Parlophone.
The festival, which runs from June 21 to June 23, will also be headlined by Australian Xavier Rudd, who brings his trademark mixture of blues, reggae, indigenous and folk music to Friday night’s line-up. He will be supported by Willy Mason.
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Ticket info: http://goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk