Macy Gray announced as main stage headliner @ Guernsey Festival 2012

Macy Gray

Macy Gray announced as the first of three main stage headliners

Other artists have also been announced such as King Charles, Albert Lee, Josh Kumra, The Selecter and many more

GUERNSEY Festival organisers have announced Grammy Award-winning soul artist Macy Gray as the first of three main stage headliners.

Set to appear at Guernsey's biggest music festival on Saturday 23 June, 2012 the American R&B superstar will be joined by two other headliners over the course of the two-day event.

Macy Gray shot to international fame in 1999 with the hit single "I Try" and has since amassed an impressive résumé including two Brit Awards, a Grammy Award and a thriving acting career - appearing in films such as 2002's blockbuster Spider-man.

Macy is set to release her sixth studio album - Covered - on 26 March; a collection of cover songs reinterpreting material by acts as diverse as Metallica, Radiohead, Arcade Fire and Yeah Yeah Yeahs in her compelling and unique vocal style.

West London indie musician King Charles, who is creating a stir in the music world at the moment having won the International Songwriting Competition in 2010, will also play the main stage. King Charles, known for his distinctive Victorian costume dress and alternative, folk-pop sound has toured with Mumford & Sons.

Scottish alternative folk-rock band, Kassidy, and Irish indie-rockers, General Fiasco, will also appear along with the legendary country guitar virtuoso Albert Lee and his band Hogan's Heroes. Fast rising singer-songwriter Josh Kumra (who recently had a number one collaboration with Wretch 32) will also be on the bill.

Festival organiser Paul Stephen said: "Macy Gray is quite a coup and we're over the moon to have her confirmed to be one of the three big headliners.

"We are hugely excited about the strength of the line-up this year and feel we are really building on the success of last year's event. Many people don't realise the level of work that needs to go into booking artists and we will be announcing other performers in the near future."

Elsewhere in the festival grounds, the Other Stage will see legendary 2-Tone ska revival band, The Selecter, alongside Nottingham power trio, Little Barrie (whose members include Primal Scream guitarist Barrie Cadogan) and the bizarre electro-swing outfit Kitten and the Hip.

The Dance Stage will feature a live set from Dutch music production duo Mason, two times UK DMC Champion JFB and Sir Spyro, the official DJ for UK Grime artist Tinchy Stryder.

"Its exactly 100 days to go until the event and we have plenty more to announce over the coming weeks including the other two main stage headliners, we guarantee there will be something for everyone," said Mr Stephen.

The Guernsey Festival team will continue to make announcements until the end of May.

Tickets are available online at

Group discounts are now on offer until 30 April, 2012. You can get a 10% discount by buying tickets of ten or more.

The Guernsey Festival is a major music and cultural event that saw its debut last year under the name The Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts and was a huge success. With the likes of Ocean Colour Scene, Primal Scream and Example appearing in 2011, the festival was later shortlisted in the Best New Festival category of the UK Festival Awards.

The festival is situated on farmland known locally as 'the Rabbit Warren' in the parish of St Sampson on the Channel Island of Guernsey and will take place on 23 and 24 June 2012.

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