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US electronic star Skrillex to headline at Cornwall's Eden Sessions

By WMNjackieb  |  Posted: May 06, 2014

By Jackie Butler

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Skrillex will play at Eden on June 25

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Grammy Award-winning electronic dance music star Skrillex is the latest headliner revealed for this summer's Eden Sessions.

The 26-year-old American, who has sold 10 million singles to date and topped the UK dance charts with his debut album, Recess, will perform on the main stage on June 25.

Los Angeles-based Skrillex - real name Sonny Moore - has a staggering social media presence, with 1.4 billion views on YouTube, 16 million Facebook fans and 3.4 million Twitter followers. The official video for his track Bangarang has been viewed more than 200 million times alone.

Last year he was the most played artist on Soundcloud and fourth most viewed artist on YouTube. Since 2010, Skrillex has played more than 500 shows in 35 countries.

Recess, released in March this year, follows a series of acclaimed EPs, including the Grammy-winning Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites and Bangarang.

Skrillex has built a reputation as an incendiary live act, playing at the Reading Festival last year and Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Bonaroo among others this year. As well as his solo releases, he has remixed for stars like Lady Gaga and Nero.

Tickets to the Skrillex Eden Session go on sale to Inside Track members today (Tuesday May 6) and on general sale at 6pm on Tuesday May 13.

He joins an impressive roster for 2014 which features Dizzee Rascal (June 21), Ellie Goulding (July 8 – sold out), Pixies (July 9) and Elbow (July 14 – sold out – and July 15). More acts will be announced soon.

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