Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Busted, Becky Hill and Union J Join the Sold Out SLIMEFEST 2018 UK Line-Up

Busted, Becky Hill and Union J join the sold out slimiest music festival for kids taking place from 20th – 22nd October at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena



London, 26th September 2018 – The chart-topping full line up for Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST in partnership with VisitBlackpool has been revealed!

On Saturday 20th October Busted and M.O take the stage, Sunday 21st October will welcome Becky Hill and Union J with DJ Ironik, and on Monday 22nd October Jonas Blue and HRVY perform.

Update (27/9) - Houssein will reportedly be performing at SLIMEFEST 2018 on Monday 22nd October, however, this has yet to be confirmed by Nickelodeon.

They will be joined by resident acts at all shows across the weekend: JoJo Siwa, Max and Harvey, Diversity, Kira Kosarin from The Thundermans and hosts Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely.


Busted returned to the stage after a 10-year absence in 2016. The BRIT Award Winners sold out a whopping 18 arena shows, including two nights at The O2. The release of their critically acclaimed new album “Night Driver” followed, supported by primetime TV appearances on X Factor, Graham Norton and Children In Need. In 2017 they then embarked on a global headline tour, with sold out shows across the UK and as far afield as Tokyo, Los Angeles & Barcelona, a support slot with Ed Sheeran at the Royal Festival Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust, and a headline grabbing performance at Glastonbury where festival organisers were forced to shut down the field due to overcrowding. They are working on a new album this year.


Becky Hill has found huge success since appearing on The Voice, her Oliver Heldens collaboration “Gecko (Overdrive)” reached No.1 in the UK. “Piece of Me” and “False Alarm” were her next singles. Wilkinson’s “Afterglow” featuring vocals from Becky was a top 10 hit as well as topping the UK dance chart and attaining Gold certification. She released “Sunrise in the East” in June, the first from her new album and her latest single “Back and Forth” with MK/Jonas Blue was released on 7th September. It’s had an incredible 3.6 million streams on Spotify to date. After working with singer songwriter MNEK, her album is set to be released later this year.


Union J, who have had 4 x consecutive Top 10 singles and were born from the X Factor originally, have been away working on new material following a recent sold out UK tour. Their track “Alive” went straight into the Top 40 on iTunes and their newest single with DJ Ironik “Dancing” was released in August. They have been busy working across LA, Dubai and the UK with the team at RU Listening and a host of superstar producers including Damon Thomas (Justin Bieber, Ciara, Chris Brown) and Alan Sampson (Zayn, Craig David). The results show a more refined, mature sound that is sure to cement Union J as one of the UK’s most loved and prominent boy bands in the UK.

Please note: Due to overwhelming demand, SLIMEFEST is now completely sold out. Competitions will be running on Nickelodeon UK’s official social channels, website as well as on VisitBlackpool’s website – so please check the platforms for more information on how to enter.

Slimefest 2018 line up:

Saturday 20th October

(1pm and 6pm shows)
Sunday 21st October

(1pm and 6pm shows)
Monday 22nd October

(1pm and 6pm shows)
Hosted by Jordan and Perri Hosted by Jordan and Perri Hosted by Jordan and Perri
Busted and M.O. Becky Hill and Union J (With DJ Ironik) Jonas Blue and HRVY
JoJo Siwa
Max and Harvey
Diversity
Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans)
JoJo Siwa
Max and Harvey
Diversity
Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans)
JoJo Siwa
Max and Harvey
Diversity
Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans)

Families can visit nick.co.uk/slimefest for more information on the music and slime-filled events.

Over 12,000 people attended the six sold out shows in 2017 with performances from Diversity along with 7 chart topping acts: Pixie Lott, The Vamps, Professor Green, Matt Terry, New Hope Club, 5 After Midnight and M.O. JoJo Siwa also made her UK performance debut. School of Rock stars Breanna Yde and Ricardo Hurtado featured as special guests.

Here are the aweslime highlights from SLIMEFEST 2017:


Nickelodeon

The home of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol and Nella the Princess Knight, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Network is available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes and now reaches more than 10 million viewers a month. Launched in 1993, the top-performing Nickelodeon network comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families: Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon HD, Nickelodeon +1, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. +1 and Nick Jr. Too. The entertainment company has built a diverse multi-platform business by putting kids first in everything it does – Kids Rule! Content is at the core of the business with critically-acclaimed and hugely-popular television programming from the UK and around the world. In addition to the quality television programmes, Nickelodeon also produces bespoke content available online and on Nick Play, as well as consumer product and recreation opportunities such as the UK’s first-ever Nick theme park, Nickelodeon Land and the slimiest music festival for kids, SLIMEFEST UK.

VisitBlackpool

VisitBlackpool is the tourism arm of Blackpool Council and is tasked with promoting the UK's most popular holiday destination to leisure and business visitors, both domestically and internationally.

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