Sunday, Main stage
Once a music obsessed teenager, Jack Steadman initially saw himself more as a jazz bassist than the frontman of a world famous, guitar-centred indie band, but — as everyone now knows — his 10 years with Bombay Bicycle Club, encompassing four albums, several worldwide tours and some notable awards, somewhat got in the way.
Now 27 and having taken a couple of years to contemplate his next step, he returns as solo artist Mr Jukes, with a project that both revives his long-standing interest in jazz, soul, funk and and sees Steadman take on the roles of artist, composer, producer and sample-hound. The result, God First, is a brilliant album, quite unlike anything he has done before.
We can't wait to immerse ourselves in Jack's musical odyssey inspired by his love of gospel, church-based and soul music. Roll on May.