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Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah headline major Great Yarmouth music festival

PUBLISHED: 15:19 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:19 18 March 2013

Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal

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Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah have been confirmed as headliners of KISSbeach, a new festival set to take place on Great Yarmouth beach in June.

The urban pop packed bill will also include Katy B, Lawson, Conor Maynard and K Koke on the bill topped by Dizzee Rascal, whilst Rizzle Kicks, Rudimetal, IggyAzalea and Angel are confirmed to join Tinie Tempah. Many more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

The festival, on June 29 and 30, is being staged Live Nation is the UK’s most prolific festival producer with a multi-award winning stable that includes Wireless, Reading and Leeds, T in the Park, Hard Rock Calling, Creamfields and Download. It will be the promoters second big music festival in the region as they also promote Latitude.

Simon Lewis, of Live Nation Europe, said “We are delighted to launch KISSbeach with such a great line up — the fans will have a fantastic show.”

The festival is a joint promotion with KISS radio, which given its license in 1990 has been at the cutting edge of hip hop, R&B, urban and dance music. It now boasts over 4.3 million listeners a week throughout the UK.

The event is set to be a major boost to Great Yarmouth with up to 50,000 music fans expected to descend on the resort over the two days.

The resort had previously hosted Channel 4’s T4 On The Beach pop festival.

Trevor Wainwright, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Great Yarmouth. We have been keen to ensure that Live Nation host the event here as it presents a huge opportunity for local businesses and profiles our borough on a national stage.

“Subject to the respective licences being approved, nearly 50,000 people will enjoy the event over the course of two days. In addition to the many residents that I’m sure will be keen to be there, we will also see a huge number of visitors coming to the area over the course of both days. Their spending will bring a further summertime boost to our local economy.”

The Saturday headliner Dizzee Rascal has enjoyed a string of massive hit singles including Dance Wiv Me, Bonkers, Holiday and Shout. He has released four critically acclaimed albums in the UK, his debut album Boy in Da Corner was released in 2003 and won the prestigious Mercury Music prize. Follow-ups Showtime, Maths + English and Tongue n’ Cheek have all been certified gold in the UK.

Tinie Tempah, who headlines on Sunday, is one of the UK’s leading hip hop stars. His debut album Disc-Overy, released in 2010, includes the number one singles Pass Out and Written In The Stars, it went straight to the top of the charts upon release.

Tickets for the event are priced £45 per day in advance, £80 for the weekend advance tickets. There are also Hed Kandi VIP tickets at £75 per day, £140 for the weekend. Prices are subject to booking fees.

t KISSbeach tickets go on sale on March 22 at 9am available at www.kissbeachfestival.co.uk

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