Eden announces exciting new artists for this summer’s Sessions
A host of top guest artists have been added to the Eden Sessions bill this summer.
Nile Rodgers & CHIC will be joined by Kokoroko (June 21), The Chemical Brothers by DJ James Holroyd (June 28) and Kylie Minogue by Nina Nesbitt (July 2 and 3).
A special guest for the Snow Patrol Eden Session will be announced soon.
They join special guest artists already announced for this summer - Sea Girls and The Wind + The Wave who will open for Stereophonics on June 20 and Fontaines D.C. and The Velvet Hands who will support Liam Gallagher on June 26.
Kokoroko are a London-based Afrobeat 8-piece band led by trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey.
They are inspired by Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the great sounds that come out of West Africa. They specialise in a soul-shaking, horn-fuelled sound with West African roots and Inner London hues.
Abusey Junction, a track they contributed to a compilation of London jazz called We Out Here, has received more than 30m plays on YouTube.
Northern clubbing legend James Holroyd - famous for his long-term residencies in the Back to Basics and Bugged Out club nights - will be supporting The Chemical Brothers.
James comes from Wakefield in Yorkshire and began DJing in 1991 after moving to Manchester. He tours regularly with The Chemical Brothers.
Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt released her second studio album The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change earlier this year, a follow-up to her top-15 debut Peroxide.
Nina, who counts Taylor Swift and Chloë Grace Moretz among her fans, has more than 350 million streams to date, peaking at 10 million monthly Spotify listeners. She has previously supported Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Jake Bugg.
All Eden Sessions are sold out, with the exception of the 100th show headlined by Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Doves on Sunday June 23.
This all-day Session, which will be the second appearance by Nile Rodgers & CHIC at Eden, will also feature a raft of top artists from the history of the Eden Sessions, including Dreadzone, Asian Dub Foundation, Bill Jefferson and Backbeat Soundsystem.
The full line-up of the Eden Sessions is as follows:
• Thursday June 20 – Stereophonics, Sea Girls, The Wind + The Wave (SOLD OUT)
• Friday June 21 – Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kokoroko (SOLD OUT)
• Sunday June 23 – The 100th Eden Session with Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Doves, Dreadzone, Asian Dub Foundation, Bill Jefferson and Backbeat Soundsystem
• Wednesday June 26 – Liam Gallagher, Fontaines D.C., The Velvet Hands (SOLD OUT)
• Friday June 28 - The Chemical Brothers, DJ James Holroyd (SOLD OUT)
• Saturday June 29 – Snow Patrol (SOLD OUT)
• July 2 and 3 – Kylie Minogue, Nina Nesbitt (SOLD OUT)
Tickets to the 100th Eden Session featuring Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Doves, Dreadzone, Asian Dub Foundation, Bill Jefferson and Backbeat Soundsystem cost £55 plus £5 booking fee and are on sale now on www.edensessions.com.