Imagine...a music festival without mud, where people open gates for you, say “excuse me”, and move aside to let you to the bar.
The tantalising aromas of great food mix with the nostalgic smell of steam from the resident railway, conjuring up memories of a bygone industrial age.
Both young and old come to share new music experiences, together.
The sound of live music is everywhere whilst you wander through a fascinating museum dedicated to life in rural England.
Fans laugh, smile and nod to each other with a familiarity gained only from their mutual annual pilgrimage.
Sound too good? Not so. That’s Weyfest, the award-winning music festival.
For more information visit: www.weyfest.co.uk/
Birmingham's acclaimed reggae band have been together since 1978 and have had numerous hits including 1 In 10, Cherry Oh Baby, Homely Girl and Red Red Wine. Following the departure of vocalist Ali Campbell in 2008, UB40’s five remaining founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan continue to record and tour extensively.
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Five-piece indie-popsters The Feeling, have a string of recognisable, radio-friendly hits under their belts aided by their unadulterated brand of ‘proper’ pop. Harking back to the heady days of The Beatles and Supertramp, The Feeling are a good-time band, whose foot-stomping, heart-wrenching anthems will melt the coldest of hearts. 'They write ornate and soaring conversational love songs, full of heart, bittersweet observation and unashamed street-level Englishness.' (Observer Music Monthly)
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80s pop hero and acclaimed singer/songwriter who has successful re-launched his career as a 'serious' musician. Expect a mixed selection of new material as well as all the old favourites.
See 20 tour dates featuring Nik Kershaw
Tankus The Henge
The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt. A 6 piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans
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Xander And The Peace Pirates
Cited as ‘world shakers’ by Gibson Guitars, Xander and the Peace Pirates are creating a storm on both sides of the Atlantic and across the world with their unique brand of soulful, blues-based, acoustic rock 'n roll.
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South Devon's finest singer-songwriter with a soulful, slightly gravely voice. A lot of his songs feature acoustic guitar and occasionally harmonica. He beautifully blends early 70s folk rock and 60s wistfulness with a touch of Nick Drake and Elliot Smith. Fans of early Rod Stewart, Tim Hardin and Credence Clearwater Revival will find much to like, too. Jon's song writing is melodic and many of his songs could have been written at any time in the last thirty years, they sound like such classics.
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The Dualers are a 9 piece ska and reggae band from South East London. They first hit the headlines when the single Kiss On The Lips stormed in to the UK top 30 despite no industry backing. With a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles and a large worldwide fan base behind them their success has continued. The Dualers' unique Jamaican style rhythm and blues sound teamed with their lively vibrant performances has seen the band consistently perform to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe and Asia.
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Sweet Georgia Boys, The Mantic Muddlers, Indya
Rural Life Centre @ Old Kiln Museum
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