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The Eden Sessions is back again in June and July, and a stellar line-up has already been announced! The Eden Sessions, held at the world-famous location of the Eden Project, has taken place since 2002 and seen the likes of Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs, Mumford & Sons, Primal Scream, Example, Skrillex, Elton John, Tom Jones, Lionel Richie and Bastille headline over the years.

Eden Project, location of Eden Sessions

With tickets already sold out for many of the dates, it is expected 2018 will be one of the biggest yet. If you have your tickets booked and are staying with us at one of the best hotels in Fowey, Cornwall, for your visit, and want to know more about who is performing, read on to find out more:

Gary Barlow plus Jason Brock

Wednesday 6 June

Gary Barlow is considered one of the most successful songwriters of his generation, winning awards as a solo artist and as part of Take That. He has written songs for Sir Elton John and Lily Allen, been an X-Factor judge and co-written the music for the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. Expect to hear several of his solo top hits and music from Take That.

The support act for Gary Barlow is Jason Brock, a finalist on the BBC talent show Let it Shine.

Massive Attack plus Young Fathers and Azekel

Friday 15 June and Saturday 16 June

British musical group Massive Attack have brought together singers and musicians from various genres to create their unique sound. The ground-breaking act has been a huge influence on contemporary music in the UK over their five albums, and their live show at the Biomes is expected to be spectacular!

The support acts for Massive Attack over the two dates are Yong Fathers, a Mercury Prize-winning trio and Azekel, a musician who combines soul, jazz, R&B and electronica.

A Beautiful Day Out

Saturday 23 June

The first event of its kind, A Beautiful Day Out will see five artists perform throughout the day opening at 1pm, and tickets are still available. Performers include the Levellers, whose career spans 30 years and have seen seven Top 40 albums. New Model Army will be bringing their sound of punk rock and northern soul to the day. West country favourites, Reef, who hit it big in the 90s will be performing songs from an upcoming album. Dreadzone are considered one of the most exciting bands that emerged from the post-rave scene and their latest album was released last year. Opening A Beautiful Day Out is rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Ginger Wildheart.

Ben Howard plus Gwenno

Saturday 30 June

Ben Howard will be returning to the Eden Sessions in 2018, along with his six-piece band. His appearance will coincide with the release of his upcoming album Noonday Dream next month. Ben Howard is local to the south-west, growing up in Devon. Over his career, he has won British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards. He has been named one of the UK's most gifted artists due to his songwriting.

Supporting Ben Howard is Welsh singer-songwriter Gwenno. Her second album is written entirely in Cornish and explores the myths and history of Cornwall.

Queens of the Stone Age plus CRX

Tuesday 3 July

The Queens of the Stone Age Eden Sessions performance will be one of two UK shows this year. The rock band from California have just released their seventh studio album Villains, and are considered to be one of the best live bands in the world, having previously won the NME Award for Best Live Band. Fronting the band is Josh Homme, a multi-instrumentalist and the founding member of the band still performing with them today.

CRX, a rock band from Los Angeles, will be supporting Queens of the Stone Age, whose first album was produced by Homme in 2016.

Jack Johnson plus Nick Mulvey

Thursday 5 July

Hawaiian singer-songwriter Jack Johnson is returning to the Eden Sessions eight years after his sell-out performance in 2010. Jack Johnson has released nine albums since 2001, selling 25 million copies worldwide, with three UK number one albums. He also carries out lots of charity and conservation work in Hawaii.

Nick Mulvey will be Jack Johnson's support act at the Eden Sessions. Nominated for the Mercury Prize twice, Nick Mulvey released his second album last year.

Björk plus Lanark Artefax and Klein

Saturday 7 July

Icelandic superstar Björk will be bringing her unique style of pop, electronic, classical and avant-garde style to the Eden Sessions. With a career spanning four decades, she has had 22 singles in the Top 40 in the UK and become a world-renowned artist, winning several awards in the UK and her home country of Iceland.

Supporting Björk at the Eden Sessions are Glasgow-based electronic musician Lanark Artefax and London-based musician Klein.

For more information about attractions and activities to do around our boutique hotel in Fowey, take a look at our blog. To book your stay with The Cormorant, contact us today!

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