BLACK Country band Of Kings and Captains will be joining the likes of Bruno Mars and Outkast at this weekend's Wireless Festival.

The four-piece indie rock act, who launched their latest single Takes All Night in April, will be playing on the Free Radio Stage on Saturday between 6.35pm and 7.05pm after winning a place in Free Radio's Play at Wireless Competition following a public vote.

The band, comprising Luke Wassell from Quarry Bank on vocals, Josh Lomas from Dudley on guitar, Keiran Lock from Quarry Bank on drums, and Dean Greatbach from Blackheath on bass, are getting a real taste for performing at big venues and sharing the stage with chart stars - as last year they supported Bon Jovi on their UK tour.

This time they'll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bruno Mars and Outkast, Ellie Goulding and Salt-N-Pepa who are all among Saturday's line-up.

Band member Josh Lomas said: "We are very excited, once again we are overwhelmed by the love and support we have had to be able to play Wireless this year. It's also great to see some big names coming to Birmingham and an honour to think we will be sharing a stage. We owe a big thank thank you to Free Radio and an even bigger thank you to our fans, who landed us the gig."

Free Radio marketing director Andy Price said: "We were delighted by both the response from bands and the sheer amount of votes that we got for the competition. There's some real talent in the West Midlands, and we are really pleased to be able to showcase some of the best at a festival with such high calibre artists. Wireless coming to Birmingham for the first time is huge deal and we really wanted to get involved.

"Having our own stage is a great way to give local music acts a chance to perform with their influences."

The Wireless Festival takes place in Perry Park, Perry Barr, Birmingham, from Friday July 4 to Sunday July 6 when Kanye West will be topping the bill.

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