News RAYE JOINS SLIMEFEST EXTRAVAGANZA LINE UP 27 September 2019 by Visit Blackpool Britain’s premiere popstar and Brit-nominated RAYE will perform on Sunday 20th October at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach alongside hosts Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely and performers Diversity, Max and Harvey, Jess Folley, New Hope Club, Kira Kosarin and Road Trip. London, Friday 27th October 2019 – RAYE has joined SLIMEFEST’s line up as headliner’s on Sunday 20th October at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, across both 1pm and 6pm shows. Families can visit nick.co.uk/slimefest for more information on the music and slime-filled events. RAYE said “Wow, Slimefest 2019 – you had me at hello! I am buzzing to play for you all in Blackpool. See you in a few weeks!” Born and raised in London, Britain's premiere popstar RAYE's only just hitting her stride. She co-wrote and performed on Jax Jones' Brit-nominated Top 3 smash You Don't Know Me and recently collaborated with EDM overlord David Guetta on his global hit, Stay (Don't Go Away). RAYE has amassed over 1 billion streams of her music and co-wrote Beyoncé’s new single 'Bigger', the opening track from the new The Lion King inspired album. RAYE is currently supporting Khalid’s European tour and has previously supported Rita Ora. To date, RAYE has a double Platinum, Gold and two Silver singles under her belt. She has written songs for artists such as John Legend, Major Lazer, Charli XCX,Little Mix, Hailee Steinfeld, Quavo, Normani, Ellie Goulding, Jax Jones, Khalid, 6LACKandJessie Reyez, and worked with the world’s biggest songwriters and producers including David Guetta, Diplo, Bloodpop, Andrew Watt, Julia Michaels and Justin Trantor. She received a BRIT Award nomination for 'Best Single' with Jax Jones in 2018. This was followed by a Top 15 charting single, the Gold certified 'Decline', a record that stayed on the Radio 1 A List for a massive 8 weeks. Later last year she released her second EP, 'Side Tape', a culturally relevant collection of music featuring a number of collaborations with her artist friends, all curated by RAYE herself. SLIMEFEST 2019 is hosted by Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely and RAYE joins resident acts Diversity, Jess Folley, Max and Harvey, New Hope Club, Kira Kosarin and Road Trip. Over 100,000 people have attended related SLIMEFEST events across the globe in the US, Australia, Italy, UK, Germany and Spain.