U.K. pop singer John Newman is soulful performer with a sound that balances his love of vintage R&B, contemporary pop, hip-hop, and electronic dance music. Born in 1990 in Settle, North Yorkshire, England, Newman was brought up on a diet of Motown and Northern soul by his mother. Later, he built on the hip-hop and house experiments of his teen years while gigging regularly during a three-year stint at Leeds College of Music. Inspired by his elder brother, who had also left home to pursue a career in music, Newman next made the jump to London. There, he began collaborating with the drum’n’bass act Rudimental, a pairing which resulted in two 2012 number one singles: The powerful and upbeat “Feel the Love,” and the anthemic “Not Giving In,” which also featured London-born singer/songwriter Alex Clare. John Newman closed Tunes in the Dunes 2017 with an incredible performance and we are delighted to have him back to the Dunes this year.