James Arthur, The Enemy and King Charles added to Osfest line-up


Naomi Penrose

A FURTHER three acts have been added to the bill for this year’s Osfest - Break for the Border festival - X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur, indie band The Enemy and singer-songwriter King Charles.

They will take to the stage on Sunday, May 26.

This latest announcement comes a week after it was confirmed that boyband Lawson and rapper Wiley will be joining headline act JLS on the Saturday of the festival.

James Arthur’s debut number one single ‘Impossible’ has sold more than one million copies in just five weeks and was the fastest selling single of 2012.
The X Factor winner has also been nominated for a BRIT Award for Best British Single.

Popular indie rock band The Enemy will be joining James Arthur on the Sunday.
They have had three UK top 10 albums and have supported Oasis, Kasabian, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics and The Fratellis on their UK tours.

Up and coming singer-songwriter King Charles who released his debut album last year, will also take to the stage on the Sunday.

Lawson and Wiley will be performing on Saturday, May 25 before headline act JLS.

This year, Osfest is partnering with the £500,000 Appeal to help fund a £2million Bone Cancer Centre at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry (RJAH).

The new Centre will be designed to treat cancer patients in a dedicated care environment, the majority of whom are under 24 years of age.

Appeal director Gwilym Owen OBE said: “This is fantastic news! We are delighted that Osfest 2013 has come onboard to support our Bone Cancer Centre Appeal. The festival targets the age group where bone cancer most often strikes.”

The music festival at Oswestry Showground has been held for the last three years and has attracted a number of top acts including Example, Razorlight, Stooshe and Hard-Fi.

Thousands of music revellers attend the festival, which is taking place over May Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, May 24 until Monday, May 27, when campers depart.

The main stage big top will only take 5,000 festival goers this year.

Full weekend camping tickets start at £59.50, non weekend camping at £55 and day tickets from £29.50.

Carly Jackson, event director, has urged people to get hold of their tickets fast!

Carly said: “As the main stage is undercover this year when they are gone they are gone, so don’t miss out.”

For more information or to book your tickets, visit www.osfest.co.uk

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