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16th May 2012

Maverick Sabre is the third headliner for Guernsey Festival

I am Tich, Vida, Shy FX and more acts are all heading to the Island this June

Maverick Sabre will be joining the Guernsey Festival line-up as the final Main Stage headliner at The Rabbit Warren on Saturday 23 June.

Hackney-born Maverick Sabre (Matthew Stafford) relocated to Ireland at a young age where he developed an interest in music.  Performing on the Irish hip hop scene in his teenage years, he eventually earned support slots with rappers such as Lloyd Banks and Plan B. It was Plan B, after hearing Sabre’s haunting and soulful voice, who convinced him to move back to London and pursue a music career.
Maverick Sabre has since gone from strength to strength, his debut album, Lonely Are the Brave, reached number two in the UK charts earlier this year and spawned hits ‘I Need’ and ‘Let Me Go.’

Also gracing Saturday’s Main Stage will be I am Tich, an upcoming pop singer-songwriter sensation who is currently working on her debut album.
Meanwhile, the Second Stage on Sunday will include British girl group Vida (currently touring with JLS) and on Saturday will showcase Guernsey’s own Last of the Light Brigade and China Aster.

Additions to Saturday’s VIP stage include Thai deep house and techno DJ Nakadia along with Funhouse DJs (Stu Mair and Killa) and Guernsey’s own Amelia. Sunday will host Jersey’s Boogaloo DJs (Paul Shoer and Keith Robinson) along with Guernsey acts Soups (AKA Christopher Souplet), Manzur, Andy Newman and Simon Veron.

Legendary drum ‘n’ bass/jungle DJ and producer Shy FX (featuring MC Stamina) has been announced for the Fusion Nightclub Dance Arena on the Sunday.

More announcements for Saturday will showcase Guernsey talent with appearances from Infectious Rhythm DJs Tom Brock, Leon Robertson & Gezzie along with Karl Cicmic, while Sunday will also see D-Bridge (featuring SP:MC), Hydro & Pressure and Killa perform.

These acts join the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Macy Gray and The Charlatans on the diverse list of artists appearing at the event.

‘We are overwhelmed with the versatility of artists on this year’s line-up and hope music fans will go away fulfilled. Maverick Sabre and Shy FX are both great names in their genres and really seal the deal for us,’
Guernsey Festival organiser Paul Stephen

Guernsey Festival - 23-24th June 2012 - The Rabbit Warren, Guernsey

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