Six Towns One City Carnival 2010

Up to date news on this years Six Towns One City Carnival

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Blackout JA confirmed as an act at the Six Towns One City Carnival

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Another act has been confirmed for the Six Towns One City Carnival main stage.

Complementary to other reggae acts Abelwell and Disciples, Blackout JA and his dynamic performance may confuse you into thinking you’ve taken a left onto Hanley Park stepped into the Caribbean .

His approach to music is considered revolutionary, he using his music as a tool to fight oppression and set the captives free and to educate and entertain.

His previous successes have included working alongside international starts like Sly and Robbie.

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.44 Pistol – blues with a kick!

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With an already massive following across the Midlands .44 Pistol are bound to draw in a decent sized crowd at this years Six Towns One Carnival event.

Formed only two years ago in Stafford, they’ve already hit the 10,000 mile mark touring around the UK at various gigs and festivals.

With a early Kings of Leon sound, and style the band themseves discribe  as “Mississippi Fred McDowell meets the White Stripes” the main stage is sure to be dripping with Cajun charm.

Abelwell Foundation to grace the Six Towns One Carnival Main Stage

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This three piece are definitely going to being a few smiles to the attendees of the Six Towns One City Carnival.

There’s no backing tracks here, with a full live backing band with the whole nine yards, drums, guitars a few saxophones (you know how it goes) all topped of with some really refined vocal, you’ll kick your self if you miss out on this act.

With a mix of original work and covers, there’ll be something for everyone.

Take a look  at one of the band many proir performances and take a sneak peek of whats to come.

Make sure you get down to the main stage in plenty of time to see these guys (and bring your rastacap if you’ve got one!)

Julian Marley to headline the Six Towns One City Carnival

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Sticking true to it’s Caribbean roots, the Six Towns One City Carnival is ecstatic to confirm Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, as the headliner on the main stage.

The event at Hanley Park on August the 8th is set to see “Ju Ju” perform hits from his own current material as well as classic anthems originally performed by his father.

We’re expecting an amazing show, as this performance is one of many shows Julian is set to perform on his European tour.

The line up, that already consists of some of the best urban, R’n’B and reggae acts from across the region will not fail to entertain hardened fans and new comers alike.

For those of you who like their music more Knutsford than Kingston, then this years Carnival has introduced the Bowling Green Stage.

We couldn’t ignore the thriving music scene that dominates our area and organisers have been inundated with enquiries from Staffordshire talent. The Bowling Green Stage is being coordinated by Youth Explosion, who promise at least 10 bands made up of performers aged 18 and under.

With the event planned to run from 11 am to 8 am, we’re well on our way to ensuring there won’t be any dull moments.

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Six Towns One Carnival welcomes The Phoenix Band

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With venues like The Underground and The SugarMill in the heart of the cities center, it wouldn’t be right for a event featuring live music in our fair city not to feature at least one decent indie rock band.

Worry not. Our third act to be confirmed for the Main Stage at the Six Towns One City comes in the form of The Phoenix Band.

This instrumental six piece discribe there sound as, “space age intergalactic psychedelic folk, rock, country, beat and funk backed by many a tasty sample.”

Check out there sound, and judge for yourself on the The Phoenix Band’s MySpace page

When these guys grace the stage, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between Hanley Park and the heady summer delights of Glastonbury.

A stage for a (N-)Star!

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We’ve confirmed another act for our Main Stage at this year’s Six Towns One City Carnival event.

After getting kicking started with the energy of Akeem Jovani’s performance, you can give yourself a bit of a rest and relax some smooth R’n’B courtesy of young solo performer N-Star.

With a style that heavily features mellow rap over R’n’B rhythms, talking about love, life and sorrow and laugher.

Check out some of N-Stars’ tracks over on his YouTube page and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and keep in touch via the Six Towns One Carnival  Twitter to be the first to know about new acts performing at the event.

Caribbean twist – brought to you by Akeem Jovani

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Stoke-on-Trent may be a good few thousand miles away from Kingston Jamaica, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying some live music with a reggae influence.

If the past few days are anything to go by, the summer time  sadly on it’s way out. We’re hoping that Akeem Jovani’s performance on our main  stage will entice the sun out.

Performing on a regular bases in night club hot spots around the country, Akeem will definatly not disappoint.

With influences,  from artists such as Elephant Man, Beenine Man and Vybz Kartel, we’re pretty much guaranteed a lively performance.

Make sure you stretch your legs around the various stalls and spaces we’ve got around the site before heading over to the main stage. We don’t want you pulling anything whilst grooving around to this guy.

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