Village Green headliner revealed as Beth Orton

Village Green headliner revealed as Beth Orton

Village Green headliner revealed as Beth Orton

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SINGER Beth Orton has been revealed as the headline act for this year’s Village Green festival.

The singer-songwriter, who is known for her unique ‘folktronica’ sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica, will perform the prestigious slot at the popular summer event held in Chalkwell Park.

She will join acts such as The Hosts, Dan le Sac v Scroobius Pip, Man like Me, Eddi Reader, Youth Club, Goldmaster Allstars, and the Philadelphia Boys Choir.

Beth has previously worked with The Chemical Brothers, William Orbit and Beck, and has won a variety of awards including Best Female Artist at the BRIT Awards.

Sean McLoughlin, of Arts group, Metal, who host the event, said: “We are very lucky to have such a world class act coming to Chalkwell Park. Beth will be doing a world tour this summer and to think that we will be part of that is a real buzz.

“This adds to a great line up which also features another BRIT award winning artist, Eddi Reader. So this year we are really proud to have two female artists headlining each of the main stages.”

Admission to this year’s Village Green festival, which will be held on Saturday, July 12, will not be free as it has been in previous years.

A total of 25,000 people will be allowed into the site for the event, which will run from 11am - 10pm.

Tickets for Village Green are available from www.metalculture.com

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5:38pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Whhhhhhhooooooooooo?
Whhhhhhhooooooooooo? Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -2

8:19pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Rio25 says...

I know who she is, her album which I believe is called 'central reservation'was out in the 90's and well worth a listen in my opinion
I know who she is, her album which I believe is called 'central reservation'was out in the 90's and well worth a listen in my opinion Rio25
  • Score: 1

10:17am Thu 6 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Lots of people will never have heard of her because she didn't start her career on X Factor, The Voice, Britain's Got Talent or any of the raft of instant star making reality shows....
Lots of people will never have heard of her because she didn't start her career on X Factor, The Voice, Britain's Got Talent or any of the raft of instant star making reality shows.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 3

10:29am Thu 6 Mar 14

DannyK86 says...

She's a really talented and well respected musician, but her profile will probably be wasted on most people in Essex, who judge musical quality by X factor appearances or how often their songs are played at Bas Vegas nightclubs...
She's a really talented and well respected musician, but her profile will probably be wasted on most people in Essex, who judge musical quality by X factor appearances or how often their songs are played at Bas Vegas nightclubs... DannyK86
  • Score: 2

6:55pm Thu 6 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

if people haven't heard of beth orton then they probably don't know much about music, as she's a very well respected artist and quite a coup for VG, but as others have said most people listen to the TV manufactured garbage these days, sad.....
if people haven't heard of beth orton then they probably don't know much about music, as she's a very well respected artist and quite a coup for VG, but as others have said most people listen to the TV manufactured garbage these days, sad..... pembury53
  • Score: 1

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