Stormzy, Two Door Cinema Club, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Boomtown Rats, Sister Sledge and Suzi Quatro confirmed for MTV Gibraltar Calling 2018
Written by Gary Beaumont on March 26, 2018
The first 6 acts have been announced for this year’s MTV Presents: Gibraltar Calling music festival, part of the MTV Presents series. The event will take place over Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September at Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar.
The Main Stage will be headlined by the one and only Stormzy, whose album Gang Signs & Prayer was the first grime release to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart. In the past month he has picked up two BRIT awards, and the Global Award for Best RnB, Hip Hop or Grime. His performance in Gibraltar will be one of only four dates he has booked this summer, making it a very hot ticket.
Also on the Main Stage will be newcomer Rag’n’Bone Man, whose single ‘Human’ has had over 482 Million views on YouTube. He can’t wait to visit Gibraltar, stating ‘Big up Gibraltar Calling Festival for putting me on the bill in September, it’s gonna be a banger!’
Rag’n’Bone Man will be joined by Irish indie legends Two Door Cinema Club and rock superstars, whose transatlantic hits include ‘What You Know’ and ‘Something Good Can Work’.
On Friday night the classic stage will celebrate 40 years of Disco with the iconic Sister Sledge belting out classics such as ‘We Are Family’ and ‘Lost In Music’. They are particularly excited to be performing in Gibraltar, stating: ‘We can’t wait to come plant our feet on its shores and get lost in music!!! We treasure the privilege to perform on this wonderland with our friends! Looking forward to seeing you all at the party on the rock!’
Headlining the classic stage on the Saturday night will be 70’s American singer songwriter Suzi Quatro who reached no. 1 in the UK and other European countries and Australia with her singles ‘Can the Can’ and ‘Devil Gate Drive’. She will be joined by legendary punk band The Boomtown Rats, whose frontman Bob Geldof founded the “global jukebox” that was Live Aid in 1985. Many more main stage and classic disco acts to be announced.
A number of local bands will perform alongside rock and pop legends throughout the two-day festival. The selected local bands include Angelwings, Hollie April, Dead City Radio, GLOW and Jetstream.