NEWS: Esco Williams announced as Astral Coast 2013 headline act

Merseyside soul sensation Esco Williams will top the bill at the second edition of Wirral’s Astral Coast festival. The event which aims to pair up national recording artists with the freshest local talent takes place at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion on Sat 20th July.

Fresh from a national schools tour in support of the Anthony Walker Foundation and a pulsating show on the Garage stage at this year’s Sound City, the MOBO Award winner and GIT Award nominee’s performance will be truly one not to be missed.


Joining Esco on the line-up are Wirral’s very own By The Sea. The band have been recieving plaudits and fans by the bucketload since the release of their recent fantastic, self titled, debut album. A dreamy combination of melody-rich tunefulness and instrumental haze, they create one of the most unique and listenable sounds around.


Making waves around the UK at the moment The Sundowners will play as part of a huge summer schedule which includes a Glastonbury appearance and a full scale national tour with local hero and ex Coral man James Skelly and the Intenders.


Veyu and We Were Beautiful, two of Wirral’s most promising ones to watch complete the lineup alongside the very best new music being made locally.

Advenus / Clever Criminals / Eleonore Charlotte / High Violet / No Wires / Rosh / Run After Midnight / Standby / Static Vibe / Stephanie Addenbrook / Undiscovered Society / Vynce / The Willz

Wirral charity The Open Door Centre will once again highlight depression and anxiety in young people as they host the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ area in association with CALM. Lee Pennington, Director of The Open Door Centre said: “The Open Door Centre is involved with Astral Coast in a move to get mental health issues into the consciousness of young people in the area. A core aim of the centre is to get young people talking about depression and anxiety and interact with young people on their level and in a way which they can relate to. Music is universal and being involved with the festival will allow us a platform to engage with young people and take mental health out of the backwaters and GP waiting rooms, whilst breaking some stigmas and preconceptions along the way.”

Saturday 20th July 2013
Astral Coast
Floral Pavilion

Doors 1pm

Tickets: £5 advance / £6 on the day

Call 0151 666 0000 or collect in person from the Floral Pavilion Box Office



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