Local pop hero Conor Maynard will be taking to the stage for Brighton’s SD2 Festival the new one day pop event taking place at Stanmer Park in Brighton on 29 September.

Brighton boy Conor Maynard will be a huge hit in front of a hometown crowd as he appears before huge pop acts The Wanted and The Saturdays. Conor rose to prominence with a series of cover versions on YouTube by artist such as Chris Brown, Taio Cruz, Rihanna and Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo loved Conor’s cover of his track Beautiful Monster so much that he contacted him and subsequently became his mentor. Likened to a UK Justin Bieber, Conor released his debut album Contrast which went straight to number 1 and spawned the hit singles Can’t Say No, Vegas Girl and Turn Around. This homecoming will be a huge occasion for his vast legions of fans and one of the pop moments of 2013.

SD2 Promoter Steve Jones comments “It’s always great to see local talent become such a huge success all over the world, and we’re incredibly proud to host Conor’s huge homecoming gig in Brighton at SD2”

Headlining SD2 are The Wanted, one of the biggest and best boy bands in the world. The Wanted have two huge albums, Battleground and The Wanted under their belts and a string of huge, hit singles such as All Time Low, Glad You Came, Heart Vacancy, Lose My Mind, Gold Forever and Lightning. The band have over 4 million fans on Facebook and their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms have stamped all over the typical boy band mould and brought a blast of much needed fresh air

to British pop music. The Wanted have a new album out soon. Their set is guaranteed to be a euphoric affair and this is their only appearance in Sussex in 2013.

Since The Saturdays formed in 2007, the multi-platinum-selling band has become a household name in the UK. They’ve scored 11 Top 10 singles including signature hits like All Fired Up and Higher and three Top 10 albums Chasing Lights, Wordshaker and Headlines. Renowned for their energetic live performances, The Saturdays have sold out arena tours across the country and have become unavoidable on screens across the nation, not least as part of their own fly-on-the-wall TV shows The Saturdays 24/7 and What Goes On Tour. Add to this a loyal following of over 1 million fans on Facebook, over 3 million combined followers on Twitter and over 67 million video views on YouTube, and it’s clear that The Saturdays have become the UK’s foremost girl group. They will take the stage and Brighton by storm at SD2.

SD2 is a great day out for all ages taking place in the picturesque setting of Stanmer Park, one of the most beautiful locations along the south coast. More acts will join The Wanted, The Saturdays and Conor Maynard for what is set to be the pop spectacle of 2013.

A free bus back service back to Brighton or park and ride is available for SD2.