With more acts yet to be announced MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling music festival’s line up just received a little more meat on its bones with today’s announcement of the return of The Kaiser Chiefs to the Victoria Stadium along with indie pop favourites Bastille and the rock band The Amazons who are going to be rocking the stages over the weekend along with Clean Bandit, Tinie Tempah, Years & Years, Steve Aoki, Craig David, Charli XCX, The Vaccines, and an afterparty all ticket holders are all invited to hosted by Fatboy Slim!
On the classics stage you have Bananarama, Village People, Black Box, Midge Ure, and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock fronting an all-star punk band!
Bastille are a British indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by lead vocalist Dan Smith, but later expanded to include keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist Will Farquarson, and drummer Chris Wood. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day, which is celebrated on 14 July, the date of Smith’s birthday. After an independently released debut single and a self-released EP, the band signed to Virgin Records. Their first studio album, Bad Blood, was released in March 2013 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number one. The band was nominated for four Brit Awards at the 2014 ceremony, winning the British Breakthrough Act. Bastille have sold millions of records both in the US and UK.
Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year. The band consists of lead vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew “Whitey” White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick “Peanut” Baines and since 2013 drummer Vijay Mistry, who replaced founding drummer Nick Hodgson who left the band in late 2012.
Primarily inspired by new wave and punk rock music of the late 1970s and 1980s, the band have released six original studio albums: Employment (2005), Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007), Off with Their Heads (2008), The Future Is Medieval (2011), Education, Education, Education & War (2014) and Stay Together (2016) one EP Lap of Honour (2005), one compilation album Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012 (2012) and numerous singles, including the number one hit song “Ruby”, which was written by Ricky Wilson’s cousin Simon Robinson.
Their UK hit singles include 2004 and 2005 number 9 hit “I Predict a Riot”, 2007 UK number 1 hit “Ruby”, which has sold over 461,000 copies, from their platinum album “Yours Truly, Angry Mob” plus a further two Top 20 singles in 2007 with “The Angry Mob” and “Everything Is Average Nowadays”. In 2008, they had a UK number 5 hitwith the post-punk revival track “Never Miss a Beat”. In total, the band has sold over 1.1 million singles combined up to their 5th album.
The Amazons are an English rock band from Reading, Berkshire, formed in 2014. They were included in the BBC’s “Sound of 2017” and MTV’s “Brand New 2017” lists.
They have also been named a band to listen to in 2017 by NME, The Independent and BBC Radio 1 and were spotted by Gibraltar’s Minister of Culture, Rt Hon Steven Linares, performing at the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town London who Invited them to Gibraltar to perform at Gibraltar Calling.
Tickets for Gibraltar Calling can be bought via the official website www.gibraltarcalling.com