Skrillex confirmed as Eden Sessions headliner
American electronic megastar Skrillex is the latest headliner to be confirmed for this summer’s Eden Sessions, playing the main stage on June 25.
Skrillex joins Dizzee Rascal (June 21), Ellie Goulding (July 8 – sold out), Pixies (July 9) and Elbow (July 14 – sold out – and July 15) on the bill for the 2014 Eden Sessions with ASUS Transformer Book. More acts will be announced soon.
Skrillex, real name Sonny Moore, has sold more than 10 million singles to date. He released his debut album Recess in March this year which peaked at number one in the UK dance chart. It also debuted in the top ten in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Recess came on the heels of a number of acclaimed EPs, including the Grammy-winning Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites and Bangarang. The 26-year-old Skrillex has already won six Grammy Awards.
Los Angeles-based Skrillex has a staggering social media presence, with 1.4 billion views on YouTube, 16 million Facebook fans and 3.4 million Twitter followers. The official video for his track Bangarang has been viewed more than 200 million times alone.
Last year he was the most played artist on Soundcloud and fourth most viewed artist on YouTube. Since 2010, Skrillex has played more than 500 shows in 35 countries.
Skrillex is an incendiary live act, playing at the Reading Festival last year and Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Bonaroo among others this year. Besides his solo releases, he has remixed for stars such as Lady Gaga and Nero.
Rita Broe, Eden’s marketing director, said: “Skrillex is one of the biggest music stars in the world right now with legions of fans around the world. We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring him to the Eden Sessions.”
The Eden Sessions enter their thirteenth year in 2014 following an acclaimed series of gigs in 2013 headlined by Jessie J, Sigur Ros, The xx, Kaiser Chiefs and Eddie Izzard.
Last year also saw the launch of Eden Sessions TV (www.youtube.com/edensessionstv), a dedicated free-to-view online channel featuring regularly-updated videos of some of the gigs’ finest shows. The channel also live-streamed the second night of Jessie J’s sold-out double-header and has already had 1.4 million views since its launch.
Tickets to the Skrillex Eden Session cost £40 plus £5 booking fee and go on sale to Inside Track members today (Tuesday May 6) and on general sale at 6pm on Tuesday May 13.
For more information or to buy Inside Track membership, go to www.edensessions.com. Sessions gig tickets can be purchased online or through the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972.