Gibraltar Music Festival announces the first round of artists for its fifth birthday. Stereophonics, headlining the bill, will be joined by Jess Glynne, All Saints, KT Tunstall, Foxes, Rosario, Los Secretos, 99 Souls, Concept and The Second Sons.

The festival brings the biggest and best live acts from around the globe to perform in Victoria Stadium. Now 2016 sees two new stages added to the programme. Providing one of the most varied, and high calibre festival experiences across the summer season, it’s perfect for the whole family. Gibraltar acts as the entrance to the Mediterranean and set in the iconic Victoria Stadium against the Rock of Gibraltar.

Taking place 3rd & 4th of September, the event helps end the summer on a high note. Tickets start at £89 with free tickets for children under 12 and are available from 9am, 6th May here:

Having previously played host to Duran Duran, Kings of Leon, and Paloma Faith, Gibraltar Music Festival’s fifth birthday year promises to impress more than ever, with the first act announced as seminal welsh rockers Stereophonics. Emerging as a bright new noise in the UK alternative rock scene in the1990’s, Stereophonics have firmly established themselves as the greatest Welsh band of their generation. The four piece continue to prove their musical prowess with a new number one album, Keep The Village Alive, and will no doubt treat the crowds to new and old Stereophonics classics.

Jess Glynne, on the rise as one of the UKs most treasured urban artists with vocals hard to beat, Glynne has blasted onto the commercial music scene the past year,. Gaining a UK number one album with I Cry When I Laugh she served up a mighty four top ten singles.

2016 marks the return of All Saints, who originally rose to fame in the 1990’s releasing nine top ten singles in the UK, including ‘Never Ever’ and ‘Bootie Call’. Following a sold out London show,  All Saints have released a brand new album titled ‘Red Flag’ and will be playing on the main stage at this year’s Gibraltar Music Festival.

BRIT Award winner and Grammy nominee KT Tunstall broke into the public eye in 2004 with her release Black Horse and the Cherry Tree. Since her last album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, in 2013, Tunstall has been working on a sixth album to be released this year. Ticket holders can expect to hear brand new material this September.

Louisa Rose Allan, aka, Foxes, joins the bill for Gibraltar Music Festival’s fifth birthday. The English singer-songwriter has risen to fame since her vocals were featured on Zedd’s 2012 single Clarity, rising to number eight in the Billboard 100. Since then, Foxes released a critically acclaimed first album and a punchy second in 2015 titled, All I Need.

The two time Latin Grammy winning, Rosario will bring an unrivaled performance to the festival on the rock. Daughter of Spain’s musical dynasty, Rosario Flores has released nine stunning albums into the world, providing countless musical classics. Rosario is one of Spain’s musical heroes and is sure to impress at the Gibraltar Music Festival.

Spanish rockers Los Secretos (‘The Secrets’) will be serving up some classics to the 14,000 strong audience this summer. Having made their mark in the 80’s and 90’s, the five piece continues to draw the crowds today.

99 Souls also join this years Gibraltar Music Festival, having just hit UK and USA television and radio stations with single The Girl Is Mine. The single reached the top five in the UK singles chart in January 2016.

Fresh up and coming UK and local talent will also be there to share a stage with the international artists. Hailing from London, Rock and Roll quintet The Second Sons and five piece band Concept are set to join the fifth birthday celebrations at the Gibraltar Music Festival. The first of the local acts confirmed for 2016 are Frontiers, Hollie April, Metro Motel and Dead City Radio.

With more big names to be announced in the coming weeks including the full dance stage line up and details of the brand new comedy offerings, 2016 is shaping up to be Gibraltar Music Festival’s biggest year yet.

Festpop Staff Writer Laura Capito

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