Bristol Sounds 2020 - A Beautiful Day Out
Brighton's seminal folk-rock outfit formed by Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham in the late 80s who take their name from the 17th century radical democracy movement. Over the years they've become a staple on festival bills with their crowd pleasing blend of fiddles, guitars and biting political lyrics. Their 14 top 40 singles include the perennial anthems 'One Way', 'Hope Street' and 'What A Beautiful Day', which inspired the name for their annual curated music festival; 'Beautiful Days'.
See 35 tour dates featuring Levellers
West Country rockers fronted by Gary Stringer who first found fame in the mid '90s, thanks to their song 'Naked' being used in a Sony Minidisc commercial. Perhaps best known for their '96 top ten hit 'Place Your Hands', which was adopted by Chris Evans and is still played in indie and rock clubs across the country today, along with chart-topping second album 'Glow'.
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Nu / anti-folk artist and winner of Acoustic Magazines's UK singer-songwriter competition. His songs are instantly accessible, everyman tales of life, love and everything else in between. Played in a folk-ish style with occasional use of the guitar as a percussive tool, as well as some two handed venturing around the fretboard, Gaz's simple yet poignant songwriting captures the imagination of the listener.
See 14 tour dates featuring Gaz Brookfield
Goldie Lookin' Chain
With more razzle-dazzle jewellery than Mr T, this novelty rap act from South Wales manage to make The Streets' Mike Skinner appear positively middle-class. The 15 chavs that make up GLC were somehow signed to independent label EastWest on the dubious strength of a handful of tracks that had been burnt to CDR and passed around the pubs of Newport. Now, armed with songs about smoking weed, shagging monkeys and, erm, 'cider enemas', they are headlining gigs around the UK.
See 6 tour dates featuring Goldie Lookin' Chain
Bristol Amphitheatre & Waterfront Square
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