BRIT Award winner Rudimental and electronic music duo Disclosure have joined forces for Shoreham’s new music festival.
The two English bands are putting together the line-up for the new Wild Life Festival, which comes to Shoreham Airport on June 6 and 7.
It was officially announced at 4pm today and both bands spoke on Twitter about their excitement as it is their biggest live project to date.
Dance four-piece Rudimental topped the UK singles chart with Feel the Love, featuring singer John Newman, in 2012 and won a Brit Award in 2014 with their single Waiting All Night.
Disclosure pairs brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, who grew up in Reigate. They released their debut album, Settle, in May 2013 and toured extensively last year.
Rob Ballantine, director of promoter SJM Concerts, said Disclosure and Rudimental will be putting together the line-up for the Wild Life Festival.
“It is not like any other festival. They will be picking the bands and putting the whole thing together,” said Mr Ballantine.
“We will have wide ranging live music followed by top DJs. There will be a major artist playing before the headline act.
“This is a relatively small festival but hopefully it will grow. I am really excited. It is the dawning of a new event that is going to change people’s lives.”
Tickets go on sale in Shoreham on Thursday, giving people in the area first chance to buy before online sales begin on Friday.
A temporary box office will be set up at the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham, on Thursday and Friday from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday from 1.30pm to 6pm. Tickets will be £55 for the day, £99 for the weekend.
Mr Ballantine said: “We have been asked if people in Shoreham will be able to get tickets first and we wanted to make sure if you live in the area, you will be able to get a ticket.
“From now until Thursday, the line-up will increase before the tickets go on sale online on Friday morning.
“There will be music from 2pm, with the live bands finishing at 11pm, then dance music until 1am on the first night and midnight on the Sunday.
“On Friday, when the full line-up is known, those tickets will absolutely fly. I think people will come from far and wide and stay in Worthing and Brighton.”
In order to answer residents concerns, a public meeting will be organised for Wednesday, March 25.
“We want people to know we have listened to them and say here are the details. We will address what the complaints are,” said Mr Ballantine.
“By then, we will be able to say more about the event management plan and the transport arrangements.
“Everyone who buys a ticket will have to give their home address so we will know where people are coming from.
“I hope by then people will have got their heads around it and the myths will have been got out of the way.”