Stooshe and more join Olly Murs Peterborough summer concert!
With Olly Murs having announced his big outdoor concert in Peterborough this summer, it’s now confirmed that outrageous three-piece Stooshe will perform as very special guests, with Diana Vickers and rising starlet Tich joining the line-up as special guests at the Embankment on Sunday June 2.
Comprising the boisterous, mischievous, outgoing and witty Alex Buggs, Courtney Rumbold and Karis Anderson, Stooshe’s outspoken sense of style and unruly wordplay soon attracted a legion of fans, with the lyric video to their debut single Betty Woz Gone becoming a YouTube smash, attracting over 150,000 views in just two days, making it the most viewed video in the UK and the 14th most viewed globally.
Stooshe soon made that vital transition from online popularity to real world sales with the release of their first full single, Love Me, which catapulted straight in at #5 in the UK Singles Charts. Proving they could also deliver live, they hit the stage for their debut headline show at London’s Proud Cabaret just weeks later.
The trio’s second single, Black Heart, peaked even higher at #3 but its longevity proves to be even more impressive. A selection of festival dates helped to intensify the excitement that had built around them, while dates with Nicki Minaj saw them deliver word of their talents to a wider audience.
Diana Vickers was a semi-finalist in the fifth series of the X Factor, mentored by Cherly Cole, along with Alexandra Burke. Securing a record deal with RCA in 2009, Vickers’ first single and album were delayed after landing the Award-winning lead in the West End stage revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
Her debut single Once hit the #1 spot in the UK Singles Chart, selling over 200,000 copies, and her debut album, Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree, topped the UK Album Chart upon release the following month. While Vickers’ anticipated second album has been completed, the release is on hold until after filming her independent movie debut in The Perfect Wave, alongside Clint Eastwood’s son.
Her very distinct sound, along with her own clothing collections (Dee V for Very.co.uk), numerous plaudits for her acting and stage work and her music writing, Vickers is set for the uber heights of stardom.
Originally emerging as a YouTube sensation, Tich is on the breakthrough, having recently signed a record deal that sees her debut single Dumb set for release on April 28. Her debut EP, titled The Candlelight EP, hit the #15 spot on the iTunes chart in December after spending much of 2012 supporting shows for the likes of JLS, Professor Green and Stooshe. Tich is also currently touring with Olly on his Arena Tour.
Concert spokesman Dion Clements told ESP – “Olly’s spectacular live performances are enough of a reason alone to come out to Peterborough’s Embankment, so announcing Stooshe will perform as very special guests, along with special guests Diana and Tich, means this whole event just got that much bigger.”
With the kind permission of Peterborough City Council, the concert will take place at The Embankment, Peterborough, on Sunday June 2. For more info, or to book tickets for the event, call 0871 224 1112 / 0844 888 9991, or visit www.nationalboxoffice.co.uk or www.gigantic.com
Wheelchair users should contact the dedicated booking line 0115 959 7908.
Event information will be available at www.soundfestivalsuk.com from April 15