HUNDREDS of youngsters are set to converge on Victoria Square this Saturday (July 16) for the free urban music VIBE festival.
Organised by St Helens Council alongside Radio City 96.7FM and Love Music Hate Racism, the local event, set to run from 3pm-8pm, will be headlined by Tiny Dancer sensation DJ Ironik.
He will be supported at VIBE by new music/dance TV stars Six–D, hip-hop favourites Aquablakk and Liverpool R’n’B favourites KOF and Chelcee Grimes.
Support will also be provided by local hip hop star A ME B, local singing sensation Carmela Finnigan, Citadel artists DJ Rasp and Leo Outcast and street dance act Gingerbread Man.
DJ Ironik was an overnight sensation with his massive hit Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer), featuring rap artist Chipmunk and Sir Elton John.
He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards and Best Newcomer and Best Music Video at the Urban Music Awards.
He was also voted by the public viewers of MTV UK the third favourite artist of the year after Katy Perry and Duffy.
Coupling mind-boggling dance moves with highly polished, urban-tinged pop music, Six-D have picked up an ever-growing fanbase over the past year with tour dates with The Saturdays and JLS.
Their debut single Best Damn Night – due to be released on July 24 – looks set to break Six D into the UK charts.
Aquablakk are Vee and Mulleezy. The duo have been creating music together since December 2008 and have performed with the likes of NEYO, Chipmunk and Skepta.
KOF has picked up consistent play on Radio One and 1Xtra and has performed at many of Europe’s top festivals.
And 18-year-old Chelcee Grimes is one of the UK’s brightest emerging talents.
The Liverpool-born starlet has been writing songs since she was 11 years old – consistently penning catchy urban pop songs packed with lyrical twists.
In March, Chelcee signed a major deal with RCA/Sony where she is now a priority artist for major launch in 2011.
To find out more about the VIBE festival, call 01744 673488 or go online at: www.visitsthelens.com