Reef headline Human Race Festival of Sport

British rock band, Reef has been announced as the headline music act for the three day long Human Race Festival of Sport, alongside a host of other British music talent.

Reef will perform alongside a line-up of music acts in front of the stunning backdrop of St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall on 14-15 September. As the race organisers point out, sportsmen and women, as well as music fans, will travel from all over the UK to attend the unique festival event in its debut year.

Forming in 1993, Reef encountered their greatest success in 1997, releasing their second album Glow, which included the single ‘Place Your Hands’ and saw the band storm the UK Charts at Number 1.

Always a favourite at shows and festivals alike, the band have made high profile appearances, including Glastonbury and Reading festival, as well as playing shows with the Rolling Stones and Paul Weller. Now the band is set to experience something new – performing on the beach front setting, in Cornwall, at the Human Race Festival of Sport.

English Folk Rock band, Dry the River, has also been confirmed to perform at the event and will take to the stage as the final act on the first night of the festival. Also confirmed in the line-up is indie-folk troubadour Ruarri Joseph. Reef, Dry the River & Ruarri Joseph will be part of a 10 strong music line-up which also includes, Kezia, Moonlet & The Love Monks, Patrick James Pearson Band, Brother & Bones, The Struts & Steve Smyth.

Reef’s lead singer, Gary Stringer, said “A gig by the beach in Cornwall, this sounds like a perfect fit for Reef; what an amazing location. It looks like there’s tons going on too, original vibes. I’m looking forward to rocking out at this show, roll on September!’

Nick Rusling, CEO of event organiser Human Race, said “It is particularly important to us that the Human Race Festival of Sport is a festival in every sense of the word. With this in mind we are determined that the quality of the live music acts is equal in quality to the delivery of the sporting events taking place. Securing a line-up with this amount of history and experience of world class festivals and chart success demonstrates this vision, and we are all looking forward to seeing them in action!”

The festival, which takes place on 14-16 September 2012, will welcome sporting competitors of all abilities and music revellers to Marazion, in view of St Michael’s Mount for the new annual three day multisport gathering. The event will feature a combination of triathlon, sportive cycling, open water swimming and a beach run throughout the day.

Alongside the main sporting activities, the Festival of Sport will deliver entertainment for both participants and visitors alike. Highlights will include live music and entertainment, locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver Fabulous Feasts, a beer tent and bar by Cornwall’s award-winning independent family brewers St Austell Brewery, a Sporting Expo and athlete seminars. Festival passes that allow people to come and enjoy the festivities are also available.

Wings for Life is the official charity partner and competitors will be encouraged to fundraise for the charity’s ground breaking spinal cord injury research. The charity will be providing training tips and bringing along some of its well-known supporters from the world of sport.


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