Biographies for all music acts performing on the day
JLS are one of the biggest boybands of their generation.
With over seven million record sales in their career already, JLS are a phenomenon. Since leaving the X Factor in 2008, the band have had five #1 singles, four smash hit albums (JLS - 2009, Outta This World - 2010, Jukebox - 2011, Evolution - 2012) and millions of tickets sold across three arena tours under their collective belts already.
Showcasing a new sound that focuses on the band's R&B background, Evolution is a game changer in every way, and the sound of one of the biggest boybands in British history coming of age. It features the hit single Hottest Girl In The World and new single Hold Me Down.
Sound Casino formed in 2011, writing and performing original music.
The band’s most memorable gig was at the Willow Festival in Peterborough, August 2012. They had the opportunity to perform to a staggering 3,000 people, with what they described as a "buzzing" atmosphere.
The band cannot wait to perform at the Britannia Stadium. They have a loyal following of fans and know they will be supportive and come down to see them.
Lee Barber, band manager said, "What an opportunity! Having the band be part of such a unique local event. Providing pre match entertainment and providing football fans a different experience – I know the boys are really looking forward to it".
Drummer Chris Williams added, "In our first stadium gig we are all extremely proud and overjoyed that it is in our home town. We are looking forward to helping Britannia Stadium live up to the loudest ground reputation".
Tom has been performing in different bands since 2007. His first gig was at the infamous Cavern Club in Liverpool, home to The Beatles, and from then on Tom caught the bug.
"It was ace. That day I knew I was destined to gig," he says.
"It feels amazing to perform, it’s hard to explain, people listening to what you have to say through music. It’s hard to put into words – I just love being on stage".
Tom’s most memorable performance was at The Open Anchor in Islington, where many great bands have performed.
Life-long Stoke City fan Tom cannot wait to perform at The Britannia Stadium on the 2nd June as it will be his biggest audience.
It will also be a walk down memory lane for Tom and his dad as they regularly came to support Stoke when he was younger, so revisiting and watching the Stoke Legends return to the stadium will be a nostalgic moment for them both.
"Sunday will be great; it’s such a big event for an amazing cause. It’s what the area needs".
Neomantix are a local band and have been performing together for three years.
Their most memorable performance was at the O2 Academy in Birmingham in 2011 for a crowd of 600. They were supporting headline act, Spunge. They felt that this was where they found their direction in music and was the beginning of their career.
Neomantix are thrilled to be given the opportunity to perform at the Britannia Stadium, it will be their biggest gig yet!
Andrew Durnall band member said “We are all very close friends, so to have this opportunity to share a stage and be at a venue like the Britannia Stadium is unforgettable. We are always keen to support charity events and have most recently performed in aid of Teenage Cancer.
"We cannot wait to perform to such a great crowd, in a great venue for a great purpose on the 2nd June."
The Indieannas have been together since 2009 and have committed their lives to music ever since.
Band manager Paul White praises the band member’s commitment, saying, "They practice twice a week for 3 hours solid, on top of their full time jobs. They all get on so well and are such good friends; it really comes through when they’re on stage".
In August 2012 the band won an online competition and was given the opportunity to perform on stage at the Y-Not Festival where Bastille and Jake Bugg have previously headlined. It was there the band felt they had found their direction and knew where they wanted to be.
"They are all delighted, they couldn’t wish for better exposure for them. What a great platform to showcase their talents”, White added.
They are ambitious and hope to headline a stage at Glastonbury one day. They believe they can confidently hold a crowd and know they will perform a great set on the 2nd June.
The band is going to provide indie, rock and roll music and believe they’re the next fresh thing to come out of Buxton – just like the water!