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- Posted on Apr 14th 2011 9:45AM by Chris Mugan
Gus Stewart, Redferns
The nu-folkies join an eclectic bill organised by awareness-raising organisation CoppaFeel! with help from its patron, broadcaster Ferne Cotton. Also in the line-up are singer/songwriter Alex Clare, rapper Cocknbullkid and Aussie band Cloud Control.
CoppaFeel! was founded by Kristin Hallenga, who was misdiagnosed twice aged 23 and now lives with secondary breast cancer. She said, "FestiFeel! is an opportunity for us to pay homage to our loyal supporters and have some fun; but as with everything we do, we will be highlighting the importance of checking your boobs regularly and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer."
Cotton added, "I love a good music festival so jumped at the chance to help make this an event to remember. We've put together a world-class line up and as with everything CoppaFeel! do we've got the balance of fun and a serious message just right."
Newton Faulkner and Babybird headlined 2010's event, which this year features winsome indie outfit Summer Camp and Fightstar's frontman Charlie Simpson, as the former Busted member embarks on a Beach Boys-influenced solo project.
FestiFeel! Takes place at Water Rats, London, May 1, with tickets available here. The charity will then take its health awareness message to various music festivals over the summer.