The band will be performing as planned at SpringFest Official at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on the 27th May, at what will be a very emotionally charged evening. This show, a truly unique celebration of their beloved sister’s life, will be an inspirational, unmissable and very special occasion.
SpringFest are dedicating the main stage of the festival to the memory of Joni Sledge on 27th and 28th May.
To come and support the girls, please visit www.springfestscotland.com
The band have released this statement:
Sister Sledge will continue with their 2017 concert schedule.
Sister Sledge – Debbie, Kim and the Sledge family would like to express our deepest gratitude to all who have extended their love and support during this difficult and challenging time of mourning, in the wake of the passing of our beloved sister Joni Sledge.
Joni was a beautiful person, phenomenal artist and producer, a brilliant business woman and a powerhouse! One of her greatest loves and joys was performing live with her family. In the spirit of Joni’s powerful strength of character, zest for life and spreading joy through music, we are committed to continuing her legacy. Therefore, in this new 2017 concert season, and in the true Sister Sledge family tradition, we will embrace and celebrate Joni, dedicating every concert in honor of her remarkable and beautiful life. WE ARE SISTERS. We are one… We are Flo’s daughters.
We are Family! WE ARE WAMOWS!
All Saints to Headline SpringFest, Scotland’s Newest Music Festival
Four Stages – Ten Zones – One Festival
Edinburgh is set to welcome what will be one of the most exciting music festivals in Scotland for 2017.
SpringFest, an indoor festival with numerous covered outdoor areas, takes place on the bank holiday weekend of 27th and 28th May 2017 at the city’s Corn Exchange.
SpringFest is headlined by the multi-platinum selling All Saints. The girls, who are also touring with Take That, are set to close the festival on Sunday Evening. Other confirmed artists include the legendary Sister Sledge who are flying in from the States especially to perform at the festival, where they will treat the crowds to their smash hits which include ‘We Are Family’, ‘Frankie’, ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ and many more.
Following the sudden and very sad passing of Joni Sledge, the main stage at the festival will be named after her and the remaning members of the band will perform, dedicating their show to her at what will certainly be a hugely emotional and inspirational point in the proceedings.
Also appearing is the bad boy of stadium rock, AC/DC legend Phil Rudd along with his band from New Zealand. Phil, one of the original members of AC/DC and an inductee of the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be playing tracks from his critically acclaimed solo album ‘Head Job’.
Joining the eclectic mix of talent are US band Wheatus who will perform their worldwide smash hit ‘Teenage Dirtbag’, Sheffield’s finest Reverend & The Makers (Heavyweight Champion of The World), world renowned DJ Sammy, famed for his classic hits ‘Heaven’ and ‘Boys Of The Summer’, the Ibiza based Hed Kandi DJ Phoebe D’Abo and X factor runner up Janet Devlin whose YouTube hits currently stand at a massive fifty million.
Emerging talent will also be given a platform, expect to see the likes of London based We Used To Make Things, up and coming German artist Lia Rox and rising stars of the Rock scene, Corvus.
Current chart artists will be joining the line up, expect more announcements over the next few weeks.
In addition to the main stage, SpringFest boasts three other stages. The Frequency Arena, dedicated to emerging talent, the Electronic Forest for Dance & Slam, and the Acoustic Box.
The festival will have ten zones:
The Outdoor Chill Out Zone gives festival goers the opportunity to catch some rays on the grass and enjoy the carnival atmosphere created by circus performers and face painters
The Beer Garden is a chill out area soundtracked by laid back Ibiza style beats
Burlesque Wonderland offers a plethora of Burlesque and alternative performances to dazzle and delight
Concourse Stalls is a pop- up market selling a variety festival essentials and luxuries
Purple Zone offers a unique festival experience dedicated to Prince and Jimi Hendrix
Orange Zone for Acoustic performances
Turquoise Zone is an outdoor chill out area
Frequency Arena is the SpringFest’s second stage, showcasing exciting emerging talent
Portal Zone takes festival goers from the Concourse to Burlesque Wonderland
Cinema Zone features new short films from local directors mixed with cult famous movies and speeches from icons like Martin Luther King
The weekend promises two days of solid partying for a wide ranging audience.
Catering options are diverse, from a New York Style Deli counter to Chinese food and a wide range of options for vegetarians and vegans.
Spokesperson for SpringFest Simon Britton, CEO of Wave365 Media says:
“With the brief hiatus of T In The Park this year, Edinburgh was missing festival options. SpringFest will offer something totally unique and completely new. The Corn Exchange in Edinburgh is right in the heart of the city centre with convenient and easy travel links and hotel options. SpringFest will bring a truly unique and very special festival experience to a Edinburgh’s beautiful and historic city centre.”
Capitalising on Edinburgh as an ideal weekend break destination and without any risk of inclement weather spoiling the indoor festival’s fun, the demand for SpringFest tickets will be high and organisers are expecting a sell out event.
Day tickets are £55 and weekend tickets are £95