Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) has announced a major partnership with MTV to present some of the UK’s hottest new talent at this year’s festival. The exclusive show – titled MTV Brand New presented by LIMF – will launch this year’s festival on Wednesday 13 August, the festival at the city’s intimate Camp and Furnace venue in Liverpool’s creative Baltic Triangle area.
MTV Brand New 2014 nominee,and Brit Award winner Ella Eyre is joined on the bill by chart-topping singer-songwriter Jess Glynne (collaborator with Clean Bandit and Route 94 on two UK number one singles earlier this year) and singer-songwriter Becky Hill whose last single ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ with Oliver Heldens went to number one in June ’14.
Ella burst onto the scene when she featured on Rudimental’s ‘Waiting All Night’ and is known for her dynamic live sets and her powerful, raw, seductive voice. Her own debut single ‘If I Go’, out on July 14th, perfectly exhibits her all-conquering massive vocal with it’s gravely rich tone taking centre stage.
Ella says: “I can’t wait to get up to Liverpool for MTV Brand New presented by LIMF, it’s such an incredible platform for new music. I think it’s so important to have shows like this that really give new music and new artists the chance to shine. It’s these opportunities that have helped me and I couldn’t be more grateful. I’m so excited to not only see some new talent myself, but to be a part of it too!”
Jess Glynne releases her debut single ‘Right Here’ this week which is set to be a Top 5 hit and her voice is distinctly recognised in the chart toppers she has already featured on. Her vocal crosses over a distinguished mix of hip hop and soul but with enough pop to satisfy the wider audience at the same time.
She has also worked with Bless Beats, Rudimental and MNEK but now emerges in her own right.
Jess says; “I’m really excited to be a part of Brand New Liverpool, it’s a city with such rich musical and cultural history, it’s an incredible place to be and to be performing there is really exciting.”
Becky Hill has now toured with Rudimental, featured on and co written their track ‘Powerless’, Wilkinson’s ‘Afterglow’ and her recent Number 1 ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’.
Becky says; “Thank you for making me a part of Brand New Liverpool! Very excited to be playing in such a musical place!”
Tickets go on sale at 7PM on Thursday 10 July at £3 per ticket (plus fees) on the LIMF website. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors for the show will open at 19:30 on Wednesday 13 August.
LIMF Music Curator Yaw Owusu commented; “We’re very pleased to announce this event – MTV are a fantastic partner and the line-up is incredible, literally the next leaders of the UK pop and R&B scene. Our aim was to create something really exclusive, cool and intimate while keeping it affordable and I think we have definitely achieved it. Tickets are priced at just £3 each so we are expecting them to go really quickly!”
MTV Brand New presented by LIMF will be broadcast across MTV’s flagship UK music TV channels, MTV MUSIC and MTV LIVE HD, and subsequently across its portfolio of music channels.
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