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Rotosound Endorsees Skindred, The Vaccines, White Lies and more to play UK festivals

Rotosound Endorsees will be playing to millions of fans this summer at the years highest profile festivals and stages throughout the country.

At this years V Festival, three accomplished bass players, Michael 'Smooth Groove’ Hamilton, Andrea Goldsworthy and Henry Guy, will be supporting the very talented, multi-award winning ladies, Jessie J, Paloma Faith and Katy B. Getting the fans jumping up and down with their simple but effective crunching guitars will be Oliver Mann and Ryan Wilson of the Pigeon Detectives ably joined by bassist Dave Best. Plus following on from their sensational set at Glastonbury, another band sure to get the crowd on their feet, The Vaccines, with guitarists Justin Hayward and Freddie Cowan with bassist Arni Arnason.

Rotosound also over twelve endorsees at the Reading and Leeds Festivals; On the main stage Mikey Demus, from the UK’s premier reggae metal band Skindred will be using his signature strings to get the sharp rock sound he is famous for. The critically acclaimed White Lies, with a new album due this summer, has guitarist Harry McVeigh and bassist Charles Cave using Rotosound strings to get their own distinctive sound. So do guitarists Mathew Healy and Adam Ham with bassist Ross Mcdonald from the well-received indie band The 1975, who also have a new album out soon.

Also at Reading and fresh from conquering Glastonbury, T in the Park and Latitude, comes Tom Higgins, guitarist and Cavan McCarthy, bassist from on the rise band Swim Deep. The Festival Republic stage will be able to trip out with neo-psychedelic band Temples and their bass player Tom Warmsley. The NME/BBC Radio1 stage will see party loving band Peace and bass player Samuel Koisser, recently nominated as BBC Sound of 2013. Plus the cause of many an explosive festival scene, the Jim Jones Revue and bassist Gavin Jay will bring their own particular brand of rock and roll to the party. Last but not least, Hacktavist, pioneers of the 'djent’ genre, who, along with bassist Josh Gurner will be playing some of their dense complex music.

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