British Rock band, Reef, best known for their number 1 smash hit “Place your hands”, have been announced as the headline music act for the 3 day long Human Race Festival of Sport, alongside a host of Britain’s best music talent.
Reef will perform alongside a stellar line-up of music acts in front of the stunning backdrop of St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall on 14th & 15th September. Sportsmen and women, as well as music fans, will travel from all over the UK to attend the unique festival event in its debut year.
Forming in 1993, Reef encountered their greatest success in 1997, releasing their second album GLOW, which included the single ‘Place Your Hands’ and saw the band storm the UK Charts at Number 1.
Always a favourite at shows and Festivals alike, the band have made high profile appearances, including Glastonbury and Reading festival, as well as playing shows with the Rolling Stones and Paul Weller. Now the band are set to be experiencing something new as they perform on the beach front setting, in Cornwall, at the Human Race Festival of Sport.
English Folk Rock band, Dry the River, have also been confirmed to perform at the event and will take to the stage as the final act on the 1st night of the festival. Since forming in 2009 the band have toured extensively in the UK and Europe including Glastonbury, Great Escape, iTunes Festival, Latitude, Summer Sundae, Green Man, Bestival and Reading and Leeds.
The band released their debut album Shallow Bed in March, earlier this year and are being touted by many the music press as Britain’s the next big band, earning them a slot on this year’s BBC Sound of 2012 list.
Also confirmed in the line-up is indie-folk troubadour Ruarri Joseph. The Cornwall based performer has a focused vision of his career and music. In 2008 Atlantic Records released his critically acclaimed debut ‘Tales of Grime and Grit’ but then the singer opted out of his deal to retain creative control of his music, releasing his second record ‘Both Sides of the Coin’ and the superbly rootsy ‘Shoulder to the Wheel’ under his own label PIP. 2012 will see the release of his beautifully heart felt fourth album ‘Brother’. Recorded, for the first time out of his shed and in David Gray’s Church Studios in Crouch End with his live band, the album is a love letter to his friend and fellow musician Matt Upsher who sadly passed away whilst surfing last year.
Reef, Dry the River & Ruarri Joseph will be part of a 10 strong music line-up which also includes, Kezia, Moonlet & The Love Monks, Patrick James Pearson Band, Brother & Bones, The Struts , Karima Francis & Steve Smyth.
Reef’s lead singer, Gary Stringer, said, “a gig by the beach in Cornwall, this sounds like a perfect fit for REEF; what an amazing location. It looks like there’s tons going on too, original vibes. I’m looking forward to rocking out at this show, ROLL ON SEPTEMBER!’
Nick Rusling, CEO of event organiser Human Race, said “It is particularly important to us that the Human Race Festival of Sport is a festival in every sense of the word. With this in mind we are determined that the quality of the live music acts is equal in quality to the delivery of the sporting events taking place. Securing a line-up of with this amount of history and experience of world class festivals and chart success demonstrates this vision and we are all looking forward to seeing them in action!”
The festival, which takes place on September 14th – 16th 2012, will welcome sporting competitors of all abilities and music revellers to Marazion, in view of the beautiful St Michael’s Mount for the new annual 3 day festival. The event will feature a combination of triathlon, sportive cycling (long distance cycling road race), Open Water Swimming and a Beach Run throughout the day times.
Alongside the main sporting activities, the Festival of Sport will deliver entertainment for both participants and visitors alike. Highlights will include live music and entertainment, locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver Fabulous Feasts, a beer tent and bar by Cornwall’s award-winning independent family brewers, St Austell Brewery, a Sporting Expo and athlete seminars. Festival passes which allow people to come and enjoy the festivities are also available.
Wings for Life is the official charity partner and competitors will be encouraged to fundraise for their ground breaking spinal cord injury research. The charity will be providing training tips and bringing along some of their well-known supporters from the world of sport.
For more information about the Human Race Festival of Sport, please visit: www.festivalofsport.net