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Wakestock 2013: Little Comets and more announced

by Michelle Gondry. Published Mon 10 Jun 2013 13:43

Wakestock have announced additions to their lineup, with Little Comets, Lewis Watson, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Candelas to the 2013 lineup.

This news comes in line with the addition of the all new HUW PUW STAGE to Wakestock. This “pub” stage will be a showcase of local talent and acoustic sets by acts on the main bill along with loads of entertaining tidbits.

The latest acts join the likes of Example, Rudimental Live, James, Bastille, Magnetic Man, Wretch 32, Twin Atlantic, Wiley, The 1975, Zane Lowe, The Toddla T Sound, Kids in Glass Houses and more.

Often dubbed the Geordie Vampire Weekend, Little Comets share a label with Wakestock favourites Benjamin Francis Leftwich and The 1975.

Discovered by Radio One’s Huw Stephens the band have quietly got on with becoming one of the Uk’s biggest independent guitar bands mainly building a following with relentless touring, some key radio support and most importantly of all, word of mouth.

Their kitchen sink indie has seen them sell out venues up and down the country.

They will be joined by Lewis Watson, a man backed by almost 60,000 subscribers on YouTube where his videos have received 5.5 million views.

The huge popularity of covers such as Fast Car and Skinny Love saw him signed and he released his third EP The Wild in February to praise from the likes of Zane Lowe.

He is known for connecting with fans and releasing persistently outstanding tracks.

Catfish and the Bottlemen are four lads from Llandudno who play loud, explosive, sexy rock and roll songs full of guitars and energy.

The Bottlemen played over 100 shows last year in the UK and Europe. Carl Barat invited them to play his weekly club Jubilee in London and thy supported The Wombats to a rapturous reception in Liverpool.

Welsh language music masters Candelas hail from Bala. This tight four piece will wow you with their rock sound with just a hint of blues. They formed in the Summer of 2009 and have been gigging regularly since then. Look out for them this year.

The 4th stage at Wakestock has now been christened THE HUW PUW STAGE, named after a legendary local sailor who had a bit of a maritime mishap in Cardigan Bay within view of the Wakestock site.

This stage is a first for Wakestock and it will not only feature music and comedy acts from across North Wales and the North West, it will also play host to acoustic sets from acts higher up on the bill.

Tickets are on sale now via the Wakestock website at www.wakestock.co.uk/buy-tickets



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