Ellie caught everyone's attention back in 2010 with the singles "Starry Eyed" and "Guns and Horses". She quickly was at the top of the charts with her contagious electro pop sound.
Ellie Goulding has sold millions of albums and won two prestigious Brit Awards, good for a girl which began at 14 to play guitar, ass and drums. After finishing school, she then formed on the field of electronic music and is still consdered an expert in this complex field.
Her downright avant-garde hallmark is namely an original, vibrant sound structure with traditional acoustic, synthesized instruments with percussion & bass beats. The results now to put it bluntly is a brand new genre: "Folktronica", à la Ellie Goulding.
Her career journey began in 2010 with her debut album "Lights" which made it all the way up into the US charts. The start of a brilliant international career. With her second album "Halcyon" (2012), she surprised her rapidly increasing large fan base with more melodic piano sound with electronic accents. A wonderful result as single like "Burn You" helped in making the Goulding hype tremendous. In 2014 she was featured on Calvin Harris' Top Ten UK hit "Outside" and entered the UK Top Ten with "Beating Heart".
The soundrack single "Love Me Like You Do" surely added to the success of the cult movie Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015. In the same year she released her third album Delirium which includes the hit single "On My Mind".
Are you ready for Ellie Locarno?
Special guest of the night is Marco Mengoni. The Italian star who rose to fame in 2009 after winning the Italian Edition of "X Factor". He then went to finish 3rd at the 2010 San Remo Festival with the song "Credimi Ancora "only to go and win it in 2013 with the song "L'Essenziale". During the festival he was also selected to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Context in 2013.
During his career Marco has won many awards among others: TRL Awards, Wind Music Awards and MTV Italian Music Awards. In 2015 he also was the first Italian artist to win the MTV Europe Music Award for Best European Act.
Benvenuto a Locarno Marco!
MOON & STARS 2016
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