Something for everyone in line-up at Meraki Festival 2018
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Thinking of buying a ticket to St Albans’ Meraki Festival 2018 but not sure if the line-up is for you?
Take a look at our full performers schedule to work out which acts you just can’t wait to see.
- All Saints
A national sensation, the single Never Ever is the second best-selling girl group track of all-time in the UK, just behind the Spice Girls’ Wannabe.
They have also won Best British Single and Best British Video, and were nominated for Best British Breakthrough Act, in the Brit Awards.
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- 2 Major development planned for centre of St Albans
- 3 Herts Ad Sunday League mourns passing of two local legends
- 4 Blue Plaque commemorating life of Duchess of Marlborough
- 5 Area Guide: The Hertfordshire village of Bricket Wood between St Albans and Watford
- 6 Man kicked, punched and knocked unconscious outside St Albans bank
- 7 Park drama as theatre director and café staff tackle tree fire
- 8 It's A Kind of Magic as Queen Symphonic's Bohemian Rhapsody rocks Hatfield Park
- 9 St Albans set for heatwave and 31C sunshine in mid-August
- 10 'Risk of injury' - Aldi recalls product due to safety fears
This record-breaking, chart-topping singer songwriter has recorded her first studio track in 11 years on the album, Under My Skin.
She is an RnB vocalist who started her career wearing a distinctive eye patch.
- Nik Kershaw
This new-wave pop artist has collaborated with Elton John, Chesney Hawkes, Ronan Keating, The Hollies, Colin Blunstone, Imogen Heap and Gary Barlow.
Nik achieved his first top five singles in the UK charts on his debut album Human Racing.
- Simon McBride
Described as a guitar virtuoso, this Irish blues rock musician has a new album coming in 2019.
- The Vox Collective
- The Wicked Jackals
- Club de Fromage
- Anne Jaichner
- Hope Russel Winter
- Amelia Lappert
- Pixie Lott
A household name, Pixie released a multi-platinum selling album in both 2009 with Turn It Up and in 2011 with Young Foolish Happy, plus a portfolio of hit singles, including three number ones.
She has also been nominated for four Brit Awards, won two European Music Awards, and sidestepped into an acting role in the play of Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
One of the first Western Acts to tour China, this trip hop band has just released their ninth album, Blaze Away.
During 2018 the duo are touring all over the world, jetting over to Brazil, Australia, Russia, Chile, Cape Town, Casablanca and Tel Aviv.
Ross Godfrey, the duo’s producer, said: “Touring so much and seeing what works for us on stage, all around the world, gave us the confidence to experiment.
“We brought back a lot of the influences of early Morcheeba records – from 50s blues, 60s psychedelic rock and 70s dub reggae to 80s electro and 90s hip hop. Whatever felt right, we went with.”
- Annabel Williams
A Harpenden local, this singer and X Factor vocal coach has taught some of the biggest names in music, including Al Jarreau, CeeLo Green, Nicole Scherzinger, Michael Bolton, Amy Winehouse, Katy Perry and Alison Moyet.
She performs a selection of classic soul and blues by artists such as Etta James and Aretha Franklin.
This noughties band combine rock, funk and blues, and have played at numerous festivals around the UK and in Europe, including Guilfest, Maryport Blues Festival, London’s Ealing Festival and Cambridge Rock Festival.
- Naomi Banks
- Rock Choir
- Noble Jacks
- Scarlette Fever
- Seb Wesson
- Boogie Storm
- Drum ‘n’ Bounce
This 70s rock band has sold more than 30 million albums around the world and has managed the rare feat of achieving commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure.
Hit songs include Donna, Dreadlock Holiday, and I’m Not In Love - which featured prominently in the soundtrack to the 2014 blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy.
Although early influences on the band include The Beatles and the Beach Boys, Rolling Stones magazine commented on its eclectic sound in 1975: “There is more going on in one 10cc song than on the last ten Yes albums.”
- The Kondoors
Jess Greenfield and Gavin Conder became a couple 12 years ago as already established performers, before they discovered a unique musical chemistry as a duo .
They have supported numerous celebrities including Brian Adams, Imelda May, Rod Stewart, Rudimental, Professor Green, Take That and Sam Smith.
Gavin and Jess create music inspired by a wide range of genres, for example Sam Cooke, Connor Reeves, Marvin Gaye, Dusty Springfield and Tina Turner.
- Pearl-Handled Revolver
With this act, audiences will be treated to an unpredictable 60s jam-infused psychedelic blues rock performance that they will not forget.
- Rock Choir
- Smiley & The Underclass
- April Blue
- August Child
- Joel Gardner
- Surrender the Night
Find out more about all the acts and activities on offer at Meraki at www.merakifestival.comThe festival runs from August 10-12 on Redbourn Showground.