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The Boondocks Festival 2018: Imperial Leisure, Jeramiah Ferrari, Iiris, 3 Daft Monkeys, Cut Capers, Mr Tea and The Minions, The Long Players, Felix Hagan & The Family, Normanton Street, Emily Faye & more
Their mission is to bring the best in contemporary British music to this picturesque Cotswolds setting - what's not to like!
For their fourth year they will as ever bring you two days of live music, fabulous fresh food, entertainment for children and the friendlest vibe around.
Visit www.theboondocksfestival.co.uk for more information.
Managing to be intense, dance-able and insanely catchy, it carries the Imperial Leisure guarantee of crowd and band alike having the time of their lives.
Originally from London, Imperial Leisure manifested during early 2000 in the midst of many a dubious college party. No surprise really then that they quickly gained a reputation for high-intensity, alcohol-tinged, good-time carnage.
Imperial Leisure tour dates
Iiris Vesik, an artist better known mononymously as Iiris, is an Estonian singer-songwriter and stage actress.
Iiris is frequently compared to artists such as Björk, Florence & The Machine, Kate Bush, Kerli and Regina Spektor, whilst she herself describes her music as "a beast made of pop, with electronic legs, alternative feathers and natural instruments as hands".
Iiris tour dates
Festival favourites from Cornwall bring their quirky and original approach to music back to venues across the UK with a new 4-piece line-up.
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys' dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms, will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
The desire to dance is irresistible.
"Highlight of Glastonbury Festival 2014" Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2.
3 Daft Monkeys tour dates
With their high energy 8 piece blend of Swing, Hiphop, Ska and everything in between, Cut Capers will have you bouncing and head nodding the night away!
“Inspirational” - Jimmy Cliff
Cut Capers tour dates
Mr Tea and The Minions are on a mission to spread fun and cheekiness, igniting crazy dancing by audiences everywhere with their brand of Gypsy flavoured party music - putting a smile on your face and your knees up in the air!
They take inspiration from a wide range of genres, primarily glued together with a passion and fascination for Balkan Gypsy music and Gypsy Jazz. The Minions love to blend all their favourite musical flavours together with a big topping of their individual personalities in the music they write together!
Mr Tea and The Minions tour dates
At least once a year, Malmesbury's The Long Players they take a classic album from the past, learn the whole thing and rehearse in one weekend, then perform it to a sold out crowd the following weekend.
The Long Players tour dates
Seven piece London band, Felix Hagan And The Family, formed in February 2012 as a means to bring Felix Hagan’s debut solo album from the record to the stage. They have quickly garnered a reputation as a fantastic live act, playing their inimitable brand of musical theatre flavoured rock and roll all over the country.
“Wow” Tom Robinson BBC6 Music
“F**king Great” Frank Turner
“Imagine Bowie and Jagger singing ‘Dancing in The Street’ but with a boxing ring instead of a street and punching each other instead of dancing. Actually it’s nothing like Bowie and Jagger” Louis Barabbas
Felix Hagan & The Family tour dates
Sounds born from Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz and RnB. Forming from the hustle and bustle of Brighton's busy acoustic jams and open mic sessions with the UK soul's freshest faces. Bringing together a run of classic influences with the distinctive vocals of front woman Pheobe Freya, the band take a Vintage Twist on upfront Urban culture with a unique style that's set to make them a modern classic.
Normanton Street tour dates
Manifested in the city of Bath, the group are heavily steeped in the pure essence of rock & roll, following the footsteps of giants and knowingly steering off the beaten track, reforming the sound in their own image.
Novatines tour dates
Bare Jams are an upbeat, fun lovin' seven-piece collective. Self described as 'Poppy-Funk with a sneaky bit of Reggae and Ska'. Their fun rhythms involve catchy lyrics about twists on day-to-day life, parties, their pet gnome and the Hokey-Cokey sometimes even some politics and other meaningful stuff. They'll have you chillin', then get you skankin', even put a smile on your face. Organic and freshly brewed party vibes, which really shouldn't be missed.
Bare Jams tour dates
Rhythm and blues fuelled, good time vintage roots rock and roll. Taking influences from Chess Records’ Muddy Waters and Little Walter, British Invasion R&B, Grunge and modern day blues artists; all levelled out with a serious dedication to writing a great song.
True Strays tour dates
A Leeds-based indie rock trio 'sporting stately, delicately-arranged pop that’ll slap you round the face with a fish'.
Caro tour dates
Somerset folk duo consisting of Alex Garden (fiddle) and Ford Collier (guitar). Described by BBC Somerset DJ Emma Britton as "the Heston Blumenthals of folk".
The Drystones tour dates
Wasabi are a high energy band with a big sound, fusing afro beat, reggae, dub and funk with a mixture of home spun material and covers given the original Wasabi touch.
Wasabi frequently gig all over Kent, have played London South Bank as part of the Festival of Britain and will be playing the opening night of the Canterbury Festival.
Wasabi tour dates