With Cornwall’s Eden Project set to host 2010′s Eden sessions at the end of the month, with names such as British songwriter Mika and X Factor runner-up Diana Vickers, who recently stormed to the top of the UK charts, kicking everything off, ticket holders across Cornwall and the UK are raring to go, making sure not to miss their once in a year chance of experiencing the likes of today’s musical talents and comedians right at the centre of a county which many rarely step upon.
Appearances from the likes of Electopop singer and song-writer Calvin Harris, whom recently dominated the charts with his number one single “I’m not alone” taken from his second studio album Ready for the Weekend which also reached number one in the British album chart, is set to showcase some of his most recognisable numbers to date, giving audiences a reminder as to why music listeners all over fell in the love with the Scottish singer.
Cornwall’s favourites Jack Johnson and Paolo Nutini are also on Eden’s guest list this summer. Having played in Cornwall many times, these two young artists cannot seem to get enough of what we have to offer. Having recently released a new album titled To the Sea, Johnson is raring to go to offer the latest offerings in store for both his fans and newbies alike. Paolo, who has made history this year by playing on two consecutive nights at Eden due to his popularity, is to perform many of his reggae sounds, along side American songwriter Martha Wainwright who released her acclaimed début album in 2005.
When I first heard of Cornwall’s Eden sessions back in 2005, there seemed to be great excitement for what was set to come. Having lived in Cornwall for eighteen years, I have come to terms with the fact we rarely gain the presence from any major artist out there today, having to travel several hours on end just to grab a glimpse of your favourite act. Yet on the rare occasion we are gifted with their present, a massive hub of excitement seems to miraculously take centre stage within our small seaside resort.
From 2005 until now, I have seen a number of world renown artists play at these events. I’m not saying that all of them have been the greatest out there, but they have all been relevant to the time. Whether they were on tour, promoting albums, or working in the studio, these stars still seemed to have time to visit Cornwall
Cornwall’s Eden sessions seem to hold some of the greatest line ups to date, without having to travel hundreds of miles, or camp in mud ridden fields for an entire weekend to view their talents. With James Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, and The Pet Shop Boys all taken to stage in the past. As well as Snow Patrol ,Kesabian, Razorlight, The Kooks and even Oasis following in recent years, Cornwall seems to be the capital of music culture in today’s media dominated society.
With comedian Al Murray, Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, and DJ’s Audio Bully and Zero 7 part of only a few special guests also lined up to appear, Cornwall’s Eden sessions 2010 are set to start the summer of 2010 off on a high note.