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Travis and Europe will play at GMF 2016

Travis, one of the most prominent bands of the late 90's will be joining the line-up of Gibraltar Music Festival. The Chronicle can also reveal that the 80’s Swedish pop-metal band Europe, best known for their third album The Final Countdown released in 1986 and which sold over 23 million copies worldwide, with the original members who recorded The Final Countdown will also perform at GMF 2016.

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Also confirmed today are Zara Larsson, Lawrence Taylor and Jeremy Loops.

“The Victoria Stadium will come to life once more with three new stages added to this incredible two-day event attracting international audiences,” said one of the organisers, and who when confirming the participation of the Travis added “they are a power house of the UK music scene”.

The have now been added to the already long list of artists for this year: Stereophonics, Ne-Yo, Brian Ferry, Jess Gylnne, All Saints and KT Tunstall.

Formed in Glasgow around 1990, Travis, have been credited for paving the way for such bands as Coldplay, Keane and Snow Patrol. With two BRIT Awards under their belts, Travis are set to perform their biggest hits as well as new songs at this year's Gibraltar Music Festival. Including tracks from their latest studio album Everything at Once which was recorded in the legendary Hansa Tonstudio. Expect hearty singalongs and feel-good, melodic music for all generations to enjoy during one of the highlight sets of Gibraltar Music Festival.

Soulful electro-pop vocalist singer songwriter Zara Larsson has recently risen to stardom in the UK with Never Forget You, collaborating with British singer-producer MNEK to create a dance hit which also went gold in the USA. Also hailing from Sweden, the trend-setting 18-year-old has been compared to Lorde, Rihanna and Robyn, but – with an astonishing 19 million people listening to her music every month on Spotify - Zara Larsson is blazing her own trail. The next Queen of Swedish pop will have everybody in Gibraltar dancing!

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Birmingham's golden boy Lawrence Taylor rose to prominence with Bang Bang a blues inspired track, which prompted The Clash magazine to call him "mature beyond his years". With his EP out and doing well, festival goers on the Rock will hopefully be treated to elements of a new album.

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With an eclectic style that combines rock, folk, jazz and hip-hop, Jeremy Loops takes sounds from numerous instruments and loops them, creating ensembles that have far more depth than traditional bands. Originating from South Africa, Loops reflects his background in his music, which serves as a great summer soundtrack.

GMF 2016, say the organisers, still have many more acts to come.

“The Gibraltar Music Festival will be one of the last stops on the European Festival calendar.”

 @kieronexley - Londoncopy web