Following the huge success of last year’s shows, Diversity, Max and Harvey, Jess Folley and Road Trip will be returning to SLIMEFEST 2019.
Acts will perform at all shows at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach alongside hosts Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely.
London, xxx 2019 – Iconic dance group Diversity, social media stars and singers Max & Harvey, The Voice Kids Winner Jess Folley and YouTube sensations RoadTrip are announced as resident acts for Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST in partnership with VisitBlackpool. Hosted by Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely from 20th – 22nd October at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the resident acts will perform across all 6 shows over the weekend (1pm and 6pm showings).
Families can visit nick.co.uk/slimefest for more information on the music and slime-filled events.
Please note: Due to the enormous demand for tickets, members of the public are being advised to acquire tickets as soon as possible or look for official competitions 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.
Jordan and Perri said “It’s our fourth time hosting this incredible event in Blackpool – we can’t wait for even more slime and music this year! We’re all looking forward to performing for you too…the energy is always amazing!”.
Diversity members Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely have a longstanding relationship as presenters with Nickelodeon UK, from hosting their own show Jordan and Perri’s Ultimate Block Party in 2013 and performing with Diversity at the Kids’ Choice Awards UK nomination shows. They’ve also awarded Andy Murray, Ant and Dec, Mo Farah and Olly Murs with the famous KCA blimps during special UK honorary sliming’s. Jordan and Perri are new hosts of KISS FM’s Sunday evening show and Jordan hosts BBC’s The Greatest Dancer. Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and have since completed 8 sell out arena tours, performed in front of Her Majesty the Queen and later this year will embark on their 10th Anniversary Tour – Born Ready.
Max and Harvey said “We are so excited to be coming back for SLIMEFEST 2019! We can’t wait to see our fans and hang out with the other artists. We’re ready to see everyone get slimed!”.
Max & Harvey’s refreshingly fun and authentic sound has connected with fans across the globe. The 16-year-old Berkshire based twin brothers have been singing and playing instruments from an early age. They came to prominence three years ago, posting covers of their favorite songs, as well as their own original songs, on their social media platforms. Now with almost 6M followers on TikTok and over 1M followers on Instagram, the boys, who are signed to Polydor in the UK, are focusing on their music. Their newest original single “Trade Hearts” was released on Oct 12th, 2018 worldwide. Max & Harvey released their first book “MAX AND HARVEY (IN A BOOK),” and a BBC documentary “MAX AND HARVEY (IN A SHOW)” in conjunction with their book, both are out now. Max & Harvey released their debut EP Coming Soon on February 22nd and will kick off their headlining tour in Europe in April 2019.
Road Trip said: “Slimefest 2019 is going to be amazing, we can’t wait to perform for you all over the weekend – we’re excited to be back in Blackpool – see you in October!”.
RoadTrip, created by Manager and Ex East 17 Lead singer Blair Dreelan (HRVY, Loren Gray, Union J, Bars and Melody) are a British and Irish Boyband Created through a Trial Process on a YouTube show called “RoadTrip TV’. Over 500 applicants became ’21’ Trialists Over 13 months. The pop star wannabes were then put through a grueling elimination process to become a 5 piece boyband. RoadTrip’s online presence has grown so fast in the UK, due to RoadTrip TV (YouTube) that without ever doing a single show, they sold out their first ever headline Tour playing across the UK and Ireland. Unsigned and completely independent the boys have scored CBBC TV show appearances and played Big Gig Wembley and last year’s SLIMEFEST. 2019 is set to be another great year for RoadTrip with tours, new songs, more TV appearances and shows branching out to Europe. With one of the fastest growing organic fanbases putting the boys in the top 5 Video streamers in the whole of the UK and Europe via TikTok, Roadtrip are set to be the next big boyband.
Jess Folley said: “I’m so excited to be singing for you all at SLIMEFEST, it’s going to be amazing and I can’t wait to get slimy!”.
Jess Folley is a young singer/songwriter who shot to fame when she won the first ever series of ITV’s “The Voice Kids”. She released her first single “Chasing Shadows” last year and she is currently working on her own EP to be released later this year. Jess appeared at a number of festivals around the country, toured with “Bars and Melody” in 2018 and will be touring again in the summer of 2019. Jess made her first appearance at Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST last year and is delighted to be joining in the fun again this year.
More information on the SLIMEFEST 2019 performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Over 100,000 people have attended related SLIMEFEST events across the globe in the US, Australia, Italy, UK, Germany and Spain.
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 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.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the UK’s favourite amusement park and is also home to the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land. Family thrills and memories to last a lifetime are assured on Nickelodeon Land with 12 rides, a whole host of your favourite Nickelodeon characters and live entertainment across the six acre site.
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