Feel Good Festival 2019: Ione

Date published: 10 August 2019

Manchester-based Ione made her Rochdale debut on the main stage of this year’s Feel Good Festival with her eclectic mix of soul and pop with electronic sounds.

Ione has performed with acclaimed artists across the world as a backing vocalist and in 2016 she was one of the singers in the acclaimed ‘Hacienda Classical’ project, re-working some of the best dance tunes of the Hacienda era and performing them with a 70-piece orchestra.




She has already been played on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music and recently played a stunning live set on BBC Radio Manchester Introducing.

Now Ione is focusing on writing and performing her own material, which she and her band treated the Rochdale crowds to, along with a Dua Lipa cover.


Feel Good Festival 2019: Ione


Feel Good Festival 2019: Ione


Speaking after her set, Ione said: “Oh it was great. We were drawing a crowd in as we performed, which was really good considering the rain. People were singing and dancing.

“The Feel Good Festival has been a really nice festival with some great performances, and I’m thankful for being invited to perform.”

She continued: “I love performing ‘Back in the Day’ which was the track I closed with. I also performed a new one from my upcoming EP, ‘Loved by You’, which went down well. I hope to have the next EP out in late 2019 or early 2020.”


Feel Good Festival 2019: Ione


The Feel Good is Ione’s first performance in Rochdale, with the songstress splitting her time between London and Manchester.

Ione has been performing since she was 14, singing at weddings and functions before bursting onto the scene. She cites inspirations from the likes of Teedra Moses and JP Cooper to her own friends, such as Natalie McCool, describing her own sound as “classic pop with an R&B throwback.”

Her latest single ‘Running in the Dark’ was released earlier this year, and her latest EP, ‘Bright Lights’ was released on 2 August 2019.

Photos by SKW Events, Joe Jones and Mark Pollitt.

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