British dance and R&B legends Soul II Soul will see out the 2014 festival season.
Rocketing to fame in the early 90s with hit Back to Life, the group will be bringing its cool fusion of reggae, blues and dance vibes to Ramsbottom Festival on Sunday, September 21.
The Levellers will be headlining on Friday with British Sea Power topping the bill on Saturday.
Soul II Soul’s classic and infectious sounds will bring a weekend of partying, dancing and chilling out to the perfect close. Led by DJ Jazzie B (right), the group is currently celebrating its 25th year in the industry and to date has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.
Two more acts have also been announced as part of Friday’s line-up. These are Manchester quartet The Tapestry, which after stints supporting the likes of Pete Doherty and The Strypes will be performing its own brand of dirty garage pop. And newly-signed Northern three-piece Berlin Berlin, which is celebrating the release of its debut single, Josef. Joining the bill for Saturday’s line-up is Thugs on Wolves, taking to the stage with signature tribal beats, electronic surges and folksy harmonies.
Also new for this year will be the Chameleon Stage, featuring artists programmed by Manchester’s The Big Slice, which works to champion rising home-grown talent, including Rum Thief, acoustic folk singer/songwriter Matt Hamer and five-piece band Second Hand Wings.
For full line-up see Friday’s LEP.