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Local band to open Eden Sessions
Mojave 3
Mojave 3 will take to the biomes this summer

A local Band will be the first group to open Cornwall's most famous music festival.

Newquay based band Mojave 3 will open the 2010 Eden Sessions on 26 June.

They will be appearing as special guests supporting surf-music-superstar Jack Johnson.

They will join the ranks of Paulo Nutini, Martha Wainwright, Calvin Harris and Doves.

The Newquay based six-piece will be amongst the few local artists to have appeared as a support at the famous sessions.

Mojave 3 who have been together for sixteen years and have five albums under their belt will have plenty of experience to play to a sell out crowd in June.

Mojave 3 - Live
The band in action at another scenic venue

Speaking about the local performance which will be their first after a break, front man Neil Halstead said: "Playing the Jack Johnson Session at Eden is definitely one show we are most excited about.

"It's a fantastic place and having been to a few shows there I know that it's a really magical place to hear music. We're looking forward to having a bit of fun and enjoying what we hope will be a good old Cornish night."

The bands sound is described as having a distinctive country-rock edge inspired by "the north Cornwall life of sea and surf." Perfect ahead of Johnson's Hawaiian inspired surf tunes.

Jack Johnson met the band's Neil at a recording studio in Los Angeles whilst Johnson was recording his latest album.

The band will perform at the Eden Project on Saturday 26 June.

You can find out more about the 2010 sessions in our special preview by clicking here

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