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Isle of Wight Festival to welcome Resonate

Thu 28 Mar 2013

Isle of Wight Festival to welcome Resonate

Local performers Resonate - the winners of the Comic Relief Does Glee Club Competition - have been invited to perform at this year's Isle of Wight Festival. The group were chosen by festival organiser John Giddings after he spotted their talent on the recent BBC live shows.

He noted that after watching the kids on the television, he decided it was an excellent opportunity to help to support local talent on the island by inviting Resonate to have a slot at this year's festival.

Choir director and leader of the group Hannah Brears told the Isle of Wight Mail: "We were over the moon when we heard we were being given the opportunity to sing to an island audience on such a prestigious stage as the Isle of Wight Festival.

"We can't wait to perform live the songs that took us through to the final of the BBC competition and also show our loyal island supporters some new material."

The group will be doing two shows across the weekend, with performances at both the Big Top and The Cabaraet Club, both on Saturday afternoon.

Festivalgoers are sure to go wild for the youngsters, who added that performing at the festival really is a "dream come true" for everyone involved.

Earlier this month, Mr Giddings also announced the search has been completed for the festival's raft of unsigned acts that will be taking to the numerous stages across the course of the weekend.

The winning performers were indie rock-reggae artists XOVA, the African-influenced Cable Street Collective, singer Louise Golbey, Crystal Seagulls, Tank Trap and classic soul band CHIDI.

All the acts will be showcased for the first time at a major festival and it is therefore set to be a weekend to remember for both festivalgoers and performers alike.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801564500-ADNFCR

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