Chase & Status and Labrinth set for Eden Sessions 2012 (news)

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Chase & Status and special guest Labrinth are the latest acts announced for the 2012 Eden Sessions at the Eden Project in St Austell.

The London duo, otherwise known as Saul Milton and Will Kennard, are returning to Eden having headlined the sell-out Rumble in the Jungle show at the Project in May 2010.

They are due to release their as-yet-untitled third studio album this year, following their acclaimed debut More Than Alot, released in 2008, and 2011’s platinum-selling UK number two No More Idols.

Chase & Status are known for their big-name collaborations and have featured artists such as Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal and fellow Eden Sessions headliner Plan B.

Singles include the first album’s Against All Odds, featuring London MC and star of Channel 4’s Top Boy Kano, and End Credits featuring Plan B.

Blind Faith featuring Liam Bailey and Let You Go featuring Mali were both hits from the second record.

As well as releasing material under their own name, Chase & Status have production credits on records from artists as disparate as Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Alexandra Burke and another 2012 Eden Sessions headliner Example.

Last year, they won both Best Live Act and Best Producer gongs at the Drum & Bass Awards, following up 2009’s triple win in the Best Producer, Best Album (More Than Alot) and Best Track (Take Me Away) categories.

London singer-songwriter and record producer Labrinth, otherwise known as Timothy McKenzie, will also be playing on the day.

Labrinth is best known for his collaborations with Tinie Tempah, including producing and featuring on Tinie’s smash hits Pass Out and Frisky.

Tinie also featured on Labrinth’s most successful single to date, the UK number two Earthquake, which followed up his number three hit Let the Sun Shine.

Most recent single Last Time is the third from his debut album Electronic Earth, which was released earlier this month and debuted at number two in the UK charts.

Devlin, who is special guest at Example’s Eden Session on June 30, featured Labrinth on Let It Go, a single from his debut record Bud, Sweat and Beers.

Chase & Status and Labrinth join musical comic Tim Minchin (June 23), dance supremo Example and grime artist Devlin (June 30), Frank Turner (July 1), UK soul and hip-hop star Plan B (July 6), US pop-punks Blink-182 (July 8 – sold out) and indie stars Noah and the Whale and The Vaccines (July 11) on the bill for the Eden Sessions in 2012.

Chase & Status and Labrinth hit the Eden Sessions on July 4, 2012. Tickets cost £35 plus booking fee and go on general sale at 6pm on April 24, 2012. Tickets are available from the Eden Sessions website.

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