A new and exciting music festival is coming to Newfoundland this summer.
The first ever AtlanticFest will take place September 3rd at the new Paradise Park Amphitheatre in Paradise NL.
Selena Gomez has been confirmed to headline the festival along with appearances by special guests Flo Rida, DNCE, Shawn Hook & Francesco Yates.
Making her mark in entertainment by conquering film, music and television, this May Selena Gomez embarks on a world-wide tour supporting her recently released, critically acclaimed album “Revival.” The first three singles off the album, “Good For You,” Same Old Love” and “Hands To Myself” all went to number one on the US Top 40 chart.
“Selena’s energetic live performance and stage production will be an epic experience for music fans in Newfoundland,” Producer David Carver said in a Wednesday release.
About the Special Guests(source: release)
Special guest, American Top 40 chart topper and massively talented and successful FLO RIDA will also appear at AtlanticFest 2016. Having sold over 60 Million singles worldwide, equally important is Flo Rida’s success in breaking down barriers by uniting millions of fans of pop, hip-hop, and club music around the world while establishing himself as an international, genre-busting superstar in the process. Flo’s latest single “My House” has been on the American Top 40 for weeks, including the # 1 single in North America, but it is Flo Rida’s live show and his party friendly anthems that whip every audience into a musical frenzy that is Flo Rida’s true legacy.
Platinum-selling group DNCE are also confirmed to perform at AtlanticFest 2016. Formed in the summer of 2015, DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences worldwide with the release of their debut single “Cake By The Ocean,” and have since gone on to become one of 2016’s most buzzworthy acts. A top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Cake By The Ocean” is now certified platinum and has entered the top 3 on the Pop Songs radio chart and climbing. Assembled by frontman Joe Jonas, bandmates include bassist & keyboardist Cole Whittle, South Korean bred guitarist JinJoo, and drummer Jack Lawless, who has previously joined the Jonas Brothers, Night Terrors of 1927 and Soft Swells on the road. Next up, DNCE will be the opening act for multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez’ 2016“Revival Tour” this summer.
Also confirmed for AtlanticFest 2016 is Canadian and North American superstar SHAWN HOOK. Shawn’s latest single “Sound of Your Heart” is building momentum in Canada and the U.S. The track has now accumulated over 17 million streams on Spotify worldwide. It is currently the # 26 track the Top 40 in the US and has been added at over 100+ US CHR radio stations. Prior to the US release of the song, it charted in Canada on multiple radio formats including a Top 10 on CHR, Top 10 on Hot AC, and Top 15 on AC radio.
Rising superstar FRANCESCO YATES completes the marquee line up of AtlanticFest 2016. Francesco is only 20 years old but he’s already received the highest possible recommendation a musical artist could. “He’s absolutely gonna be just a huge, huge, huge pop star,” Pharrell Williams has said of the Toronto native. “But not in the way people have been thinking of pop music in the past ten years.” It’s a lot to live up to, but Francesco does, both in his song writing and his impressively evocative musicianship. While working on his debut album, his EP has flooded radio with hit singles including “Call,” “Change The Channel,” and “Honey I’m Home.” Working with producers like Robin Hannibal (Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B) and Pharrell in various studios around Los Angeles, the singer has hit upon a deft combination of pop, R&B and soul, bolstered by emotionally poignant lyrics and a strikingly passionate vocal delivery.
Further details of the event, including ticket information will become available soon.
“Newfoundlanders are due for some great news and we wanted to let music and concert fans know that AtlanticFest 2016, the exciting, epic and electrifying concert event of the year is coming, and to stay tuned for all concert and ticket on sale information. There’s some incredible summertime memories just around the corner,” Producer David Carver concluded.
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