'Frisky' MOBO award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah has today been announced as the headline act for the Leicester Music Festival (LMF) Friday 25th July event, with internationally-renowned funk favourites Kool And The Gang joining Saturday's line up.
LMF, in partnership with Capital FM East Midlands, is the first-of-its-kind and largest two day event in Leicestershire. Expected to draw a crowd of 44,000 from across the region, gates open from 11am at the Welford Road stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers, on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th July 2014.
Tinie Tempah and Kool and the Gang complement the show's already eclectic mix of artists and groups spanning urban, soul, R'n'B, reggae and pop. Joining Tinie on Friday's line-up is 'Just be good to green' rapperProfessor Green, 'Little Red' Katy B, singer-songwriter Billy Ocean, reggae group Aswad and double-Grammy award-winners Soul Ii Soul featuring Jazzie B OBE.
Saturday's show is headlined by global superstar Labrinth. Joining him will be boy band Union J, pop favourites The Saturdays, X Factor winner Sam Bailey, chart toppers The Real Thing, Asian pop bandStereo Nation, with Kool and the Gang completing Saturday's line-up.
Dance sensation Diversity will also be performing on both days of the festival.
One further and final act will be announced at the end of April.
Shane Whitfield co-founder of the Leicester Music Festival (LMF) said: "We are extremely excited about our line-up as Tinie Tempah and Kool and the Gang join the other incredible acts we have performing. We've already had overwhelming feedback from the local community about LMF and we're sure we won't disappoint with this latest news."
Tickets for LMF are on sale now priced from 45 per person per day
CONFIRMED EVENT LINE-UP
Kool and the Gang
Soul II Soul
The Real Thing
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