Ellie Goulding Joins Lineup at Hamptons’ Music To Know Festival

June 21, 2011 2:42 pm

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The Hamptons are heating up this Summer as they prepare for the highly-anticipated Music To Know Festival in August, adding much-buzzed-about U.K. import Ellie Goulding to the already impressive bill Monday.

The Music To Know Festival (abbreviated MTK) showcases bands who are exactly that: talented musicians that the public should know about. Always featuring an eclectic and enticing group of up and coming artists, the festival is headlined by pop rock band Vampire Weekend and folk pop group Bright Eyes. Ellie joins the lineup adding a boost of delicate pop sparkle, grungy folk, and intense house beats lending the two-day festival a nice dose of estrogen to the male dominated performances.

Ellie’s hauntingly sweet voice paired with eardrum rumbling disco bass and crazy drums has made her pop music’s newest darling. As the lone performer at the Royal Wedding this year, this artist has already made her mark across the ocean, and is already hitting big in the U.S. Goulding dares to take risks with her music and her odd mix of genres makes her sound unique and addictive.

Powered by Bing, the Music To Know Festival hits the Hamptons on August 13th and 14th — get tickets at their official website musictoknow.com. While there’s no video of Ellie singing at the Royal Wedding, watch this video tribute set to Ellie’s rendition of “Your Song” below: