GMF adds to 2016 line-up
With just two weeks to go, the Gibraltar Music Festival (GMF) has added English soul singer Heather Small, Glaswegian born The Fratellis, 1980's teen idol Paul Young and many more to the line-up for this year's event.
The GMF has added four brand new stages, boasting: comedy, dance, dub club, poetry and acoustic music. This family friendly festival takes place on the 3rd & 4th of September in Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar. Tickets are available from £94, with free tickets for all children aged 12 and under.
With Stereophonics, Ne-Yo, Jess Glynne and Travis all set to perform on the Rock, the GMF has just added a flurry of top artists, including Heather Small The Voice of M People, who will belt out hits like ‘Proud’, 'Moving On Up' and 'How Can I Love You More?'. The Brit Award winning The Fratellis have sold out countless gigs and their hugely enjoyable sing-along, bounce-along songs will be a real highlight for lovers of indie rock.
Having risen to stardom in the 1980's, Paul Young became the pin up of every English teenage girl. Thirty years after the soulful pop legend performed in Gibraltar on the Royal Navy’s HMS Ark Royal in 1986, he will be back and ready to make his mark on the sunny shores of Gibraltar once again. Also confirmed for the Gibtelecom Stage are bonafide rasta Macka B & the Roots Ragga Band who’ll serve up some sun-soaked reggae, as well as the young soulful singer Dan Owen, complete with harmonica, multiple guitars an amazingly mature voice, and possibly the world’s best kick drum.
Bringing something refreshing, cool and unconventional will be The Age of L.U.N.A. This young group’s charismatic blend of hip-hop, melodic vocals and soulful beats has seen them gain airplay on BBC Radio and accumulate impressive co-signs from big name DJs including Mistajam. Joining them on the GMF’s Main Stage will be Orfila, a UK Country Music Trio with Gibraltar connections consisting of siblings Abi, Louise and Matt Orfila.
Just metres from the blue Mediterranean Sea, Tiggs Da Author is set to headline the Seaside Stage. His northern soul inspired voice has seen Tiggs kick-start a musical quest which he has yet to finish. And, after dropping three consecutive stand out EPs, Jake Isaac is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. With other exciting artists like Juan Zelada, Passport to Stockholm, The Modern Strangers, Olcay Bayhir and Nadia Alvarez also performing there, the Seaside Stage promises a different, more intimate live music experience.
The Acoustic Stage is a new addition at the Gibraltar Music Festival, but it is looking to make its mark immediately with acoustic power house Sam Brookes and American soul singer and blues pianist Leo Napier, who both have headline slots. Gibraltar-based published poet and songwriter Gabriel Moreno will play host on a cosy stage which will see intimate music by the likes of Annie McLuckie, Georgia Thursting, Cais, Lucinda Sieger, Christian Celecia, Layla Bugeja, and Ale Victoria as well as poetry by Jonathan Teuma and Rebecca Faller.
In the coming days, the GMF will unveil some big name DJ’s for its Dance Stage, completing its most diverse and exciting line up yet, in celebration of the festival's fifth anniversary.