Son Of Dave

at Highams Hill Farm, Croydon

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Hope Festival 2019

Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser

Hope festival is a not-for-profit, charity supporting, relaxed family music festival. Hope kicks-off the summer music festival season and is the place to be for chilled vibes and a great time! Hope Festival is a celebration of love and life and originally started 25 years ago as a wedding party. Today it is a fun energetic place to grab some great food and listen to incredible live music, all whilst revelling in the joys of camping! Located so conveniently to London we boast great transport links to the city. Hope Festival starts officially at 12pm Friday but you may arrive anytime on the Friday to setup alternatively if you'd like an extra night in a tent you can arrive Thursday afternoon by buying an early entry add on ticket.
Hope Festival hosts an eclectic mix of music and attractions including;

Over 70 live acts over 3 Stages including our Main Stage, Prince Albert Bar Stage and The Festival Folly Stage- also home to The Hopes Got Talent kids competition

The Piano Tent - a great place to catch some amazing scheduled and impromptu music!

The big fire - Warm yourself at our communal big fire area

Kids workshops tent - Great fun and games for the kids of the festival where they make their costumes for our, Kids procession on Sunday at Mid-day. The Kids procession is topped off with a Sunday afternoon Magic Show down in The Piano Tent

Cafe/coffee and Juice Bar

Big bouncy castle & Kids Rides

Licensed bar, with great real ales (challenge 25)

Sorry NO DOGS are allowed on site!

Check out our website for more information and updates about Hope Festival 2018 www.hopefestival.co.uk

Son Of Dave

Son Of Dave appearing at this event

Infamous for his one-man band style, both in the studio and on the road, Son Of Dave, AKA Benjamin Darvill, has been making music for almost a quarter of a century. He has played hundreds of raucous shows across the globe, sold upwards of forty thousand records and built a fiercely loyal international fan-base. The former drummer with Crash Test Dummies and all round eccentric performer has a particular flare for the harmonica and makes a formidable racket, dragging the blues kicking and screaming into the 21st century in the shape of 'sweet devil's music'. They broke the mould with this one.

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The Invisible Orchestra

The Invisible Orchestra is a 28-piece orchestra made up of various Nottingham musicians, as well as touring members of internationally known bands such as The Specials, Bad Manners, The Beat and The Lee Scratch Perry Band. They play a range of big band, dirty soul, funk, Arabic punk and classical music. Expect to see a 16-piece brass section including saxophones, tuba, trombones, trumpets and cornets. Alongside this there is a double bass and a string quartet including, violins, viola, cello. Topping it all off are a Hammond organ, a piano, sound fx, guitars, drums and a percussion section not forgetting four special guest vocalists.

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Electric Cake Salad

Electric Cake Salad appearing at this event

Electric Cake Salad are a three piece rock / alternative / electronica band from the Midlands. Signed to Flicknife Records, you may have seen them on the road with Jesus Jones, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown.

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Dave Sutherland

London-based singer songwriter.

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The Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet

The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet is a deepspace funk-punk psychedelic rock band infused with a hint of jazz and a twist of gnome. Their material addresses the Tibetan situation, future politics, deep inner space, the nature of things and a few classic Gong and Daevid Allen favourites thrown in for good measure.

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Mo Evans

Mo Evans appearing at this event

A singer / songwriter from Scotland, but now based in Reading. Mo's music is mostly vocals with an accompaniment of guitar, piano or ukulele. With influences that include Mystery Jets, Vices, Tom Odell, Neil Young and many more, he tries to incorporate as many different styles of music into his songwriting as possible.

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Solomento play an uplifting World fusion, East African vocals and rhythms with a Latin/Ska ‘Caribbean’ back-beat.

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Sasha & The Shades

Sasha & The Shades are a four piece band fronted by Sasha Adamczewski on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, backed by Tom Julian Jones on lead guitar and harmonica, Sam Rutland on bass, and Jason Ribeiro on drums. The band's brand of country blues rock'n'roll combined with Sasha’s powerful voice and mysterious demeanour command the attention of any room and lend themselves to incredibly atmospheric performances. The musicianship, strong backbeat and Texas twang of the band provide an energy that is sure to get any audience’s feet shuffling.

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Dishy Tangent

East London collective, elf-described as “a boy band with instruments”. They infuse rap and pop with a full band set up.

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Gary Sanford

Gary Sanford is a guitarist, originally with the Joe Jackson band. Went on to tour and record with: Aztec Camera Joan Armatrading Kirsty MacColl Excellent player in most styles.

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A duo made up of Igor Outkine (tenor voice, acoustic and midi accordions, balalaika) and Sarah Harrsion (violin, domra). Their humour, virtuosity, joy and rapport with each other (as well as the audience!) make for a thrilling evening. Expect Russian folk and Gypsy songs and instrumentals,Classical and Opera, Argentine and Russian Tango, Balkan beats, Hot Club Jazz, Latin, International pop and rock and original music by Igor Outkine. 'An evening of magic and passion' (The Independent) 'Seriously there are no tunes/genres he doesn't know and he makes his instrument sound like a total orchestra' (Dance Inspired) '... wistful accordion... the worlds first headbanging accordionist' (The Guardian) 'A real sense of pace' (The Herald).

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Also Appearing

Moviestar, Rites of Hadda, Neil Sparks & The Last Tribe, Leon Tilbrook, Unorfadox, Leisure Tank

Highams Hill Farm

  • Sheepbarn Lane
  • Biggin Hill
  • Croydon
  • CR6 9PC