Bastille to headline Ocean City Sounds Day One

Indie pop band Bastille will headline Day One of Plymouth’s new music event Ocean City Sounds, part of the MTV Presents series, on Thursday 26 July.

The chart-topping, award-winning band have sold more than 11 million singles including ‘Pompeii’, ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’, ‘Flaws’ and ‘Good Grief’. Most recently they hit the UK top 10 after collaborating with Craig David on the track ‘I Know You’.

Formed in 2010 by lead singer Dan Smith, who was soon joined by Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and Plymouth-born drummer Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, Bastille have released two albums in the UK which both rocketed to number one. The band have also been nominated for a Grammy, Billboard Music Awards and five BRIT awards, winning British Breakthrough Act in 2014.

Chris ‘Woody’ Wood is one of Plymouth Argyle’s most famous fans and is looking forward to performing for the audience on Plymouth Hoe. He said: “I’ve wanted to play on The Hoe for years and I was so jealous watching other acts play there year after year. I can’t believe we’ll finally get to perform there.”

Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “Bastille are the perfect band to headline Day One of Ocean City Sounds, which will be part of the MTV Presents series. I’m sure they’re going to be incredibly popular.”

MTV will continue its relationship with the Council as media partner; supporting Ocean City Sounds on-air and digitally. In addition, a TV highlights show – ‘MTV Presents: Ocean City Sounds’ – will be produced and broadcast on MTV in the UK. The Council is selecting, booking and announcing artists for Ocean City Sounds and will be producing the event.

Tickets cost £25 and there is an event pass with access to both days for £45. VIP tickets are also on sale, offering an exclusive viewing area, food, welcome drink and VIP toilets.

Buy your tickets now at The Ticket Store or by calling the hotline on 0845 146 1460. All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee.

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