The reigning champions of a famous TV talent show have been added to a major music festival in Coventry.
X Factor 2017 winners Rak-Su are appearing at Soundscape Weekender at Ricoh Arena on Sunday 16 June – which is being billed by concert organisers as one of the biggest music events in the city’s history to date.
The in-demand R&B group quickly became X Factor favourites last year by writing and performing their own original songs. After forming just two years ago, they had three singles reach number one on the iTunes chart during their run in the TV contest.
Since winning the competition the band have scored a number-two hit in the UK charts with Dimelo, which saw them working with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, and have recently unveiled their latest catchy number, I Want You To Freak.
The four-piece band also toured with Little Mix last summer and have worked with Canadian production duo Banx & Ranx.
Rak-Su are the penultimate act to be announced for day two of Soundscape Weekender which will be headlined with a 90-minute set from world-renowned DJ David Guetta, and also features Anne-Marie, Mabel, Clean Bandit and Years & Years.
“Rak-Su have seen their popularity surge since winning last year’s X Factor and will bring a lively party atmosphere with them, just like they did when thousands of people turned out to see them turn on Coventry’s Christmas lights,” said Dan Nelmes, Director at Showtime Live, the promoters behind Soundscape Weekender.
“They are currently working on some new music so we can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves for the Ricoh Arena crowd next summer.
“We are really proud of the star-studded line-up we have assembled so far, which is at an affordable price compared to other music events out there.
“We still have one more massive act to announce for day two.
“Our attention will then turn to revealing eight more acts for day one of Soundscape Weekender on Saturday 15 June which we are dedicating to the indie, rock and alternative genres – so keep your eyes peeled over the coming days for some major announcements!”
Justine Hewitt, Head of Operations at Ricoh Arena, added: “The high-calibre of the day-two line-up has turned a few heads, and we are now itching to find out who will be performing on day one as the excitement continues to build.
“Ricoh Arena is the only place to see David Guetta perform live in the Midlands next year, and when you couple this with the other top-class acts that will be taking to the stage on the same day, it is shaping up to be one of the must-see music festivals next year.”
Tickets for Sunday 16 June are priced from as low as £49 per day with hospitality options also available, and can be purchased by clicking the button below!
Details about tickets for Saturday 15 June will be announced at a later date.