As the sun rose over Watergate Bay earlier this week, we revealed the second wave of acts who have broken their way into the Boardmasters 2018 lineup! One in particular that we are very excited about is the brilliant George Ezra so we thought we'd list 8 reasons why we can't wait to see him headline your Sunday main stage this summer!
1. His voice is one of a kind
George's voice is truly unique, plus he writes each and every one of the songs he sings - a sure fire sign of an awesome artist.
2. There's a new album on the way
George's new album 'Staying At Tamara's' is released in a couple of months, meaning you'll have plenty of time to learn the words for his headline performance in August! We've had a sneak peek at a couple of tracks and it sounds amazing.
Ladies & Gentlemen! My new album, ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ will be released on 23rd March 2018. I’ll also be heading out on tour with dates across the UK, Europe, USA & Canada. Album pre-order & tour info here �� https://t.co/TxSZvlgz7t pic.twitter.com/akdZ8BWfkN— George E Z R A (@george_ezra) January 19, 2018
3. He has so many sing-along hits
Tracks 'Budapest', 'Blame It On Me', 'Barcelona', 'Don't Matter Now' and many more, combined with a backdrop of glistening summer sunshine and cliff-top Watergate Bay sea views mean that Mr Ezra will be a major festival highlight!
4. Fans go crazy for him!
The strangest reaction he’s had while singing was when a few people fainted. “I was, like, ‘Maybe I was so bad they fainted!” We think not, George!
5. He's partial to an excellent cover
George sang in cover bands while at school and made his stage debut at 13 "singing the female part of the song Teenage Dirtbag, wearing eyeliner and my sister’s skinny jeans”. He's moved on a little since then, check out his One Republic 'Counting Stars' Live Lounge cover below. One Republic even returned the favour, covering 'Budapest' too!
6. He's got style
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. One thing's for sure - we can't wait to see what beach-side George Ezra brings to the table!
7. The awesome Sir Ian McKellen stars in his music videos
If that isn't a sign of respect we don't know what is. Kudos to that!
8. He's the happiest guy around
He never stops smiling and his on stage presence is infectious! Bring it on George, we're ready for you!
You can catch George headlining Boardmasters Main Stage on Sun 12th August
Head here to secure your tickets now