Update: It has been confirmed that the band will perform on the British Knights Europe Stage on Sunday the 16th, at 13:00.
Manchester (UK) based indie / rock / blues / blues rock band Turrentine Jones has gathered an overwhelming majority of the votes (3,657 of them) during the Sziget 2015 Facebook Voting Contest, knocking out bands like Plastic Barricades (UK), Princess Eud & Ded Kra-Z (Haiti) who finished second and third. This means that Turrentine Jones will have the chance to make its voice heard and its name well known through a gig on the Europe Stage, on the 16th (Sunday), between 13:00 – 13:45.
(The information has appeared on the artist’s Songkick page, but it is not yet listed in Sziget’s official program)
Turrentine Jones has a short, but notable history. The band was formed by Australian singer and guitarist Julian Neville alongside Thomas Scotson (electric organ) and Rich Watts (drums, vocals) in 2012.
After releasing a handful of singles, they made their major festival debut at the Glastonbury 2013, playing on the BBC Introducing stage. They were the third most shared act of the day on the BBC website.
Their performance is also notable because of a gadget-related record: according to The Telegraph, they were the first band to perform with a Google Glass on stage (drummer/vocalist Rich Watts is to blame for that one).
The debut album of the band, “Our Days” was released in August 2014, and it was well received. “Moonlight Is On Yer Side” was played on over 40 radio stations in the UK, also being featured on numerous TV shows in the country.
(Photo: WikiMedia Commons)