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Fi Ferguson of Jinrai

Hotly-tipped Jinrai
Abbey Park festival

BBC Music Live stage joined the line-up for 22nd Abbey Park Festival

PICTURE GALLERY

The BBC Music Live stage made its debut at this month's Abbey Park Festival and featured some of the best and most innovative music championed by the BBC Leicester website over the last 12 months.

Thom Costall

Thom Costall

The line-up kicked off with a feast of fast and furious young acts including pop newcomer Thom Costall who has already attracted interest from Coldplay's management, Coalville band Wildgoose and young rock band Kritikal.

Abbey Park Festival

22nd festival

The rest of the afternoon featured a combination of innovative pop and some of the best in world music and was beamed around the world via BBC Leicester webcast.

 

Dizzy Valise

Dizzy Valise

The line-up included city four-piece who put the pout back into pop - Dizzy Valise and femme fatales Invocal who spell originality with a capital O. Also appearing were the beauteous Butterfly Polite who created a stunning yet chilled atmosphere while the sun shone on Abbey Park. Hear their live session for BBC Leicester. audio gif

Paulo Carnoth

Paulo Carnoth of Fathary
Mela favourites Folk Foundasian, featuring a Loughborough mother and son played a set of Bollywood favourites. And also new to the festival were two-piece Fathary featuring Angolan musicians Hamavoto and Paulo Carnoth. The band's appearance was sponsored by refugee arts campaign Long Journey Home.

Headliners were Little Fat Hoover who combine quality West Coast sounds with outstanding contemporary songwriting. They played a cracking set despite their drummer having a broken. Hear them talk about their plans for the summer here. audio gif

And eight-piece Jinrai drew a warm response from crowds at Summer Sundae with their innovative folk-soul and did the same at Abbey Park.


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