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Larmer Tree Festival 2015

at Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury
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Larmer Tree Festival 2015 are this year celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary - expect the biggest and most exciting festival to date.

The festival are delighted to announce that Tom Jones has been added to the bill for an unprecedented extra night, wowing the crowds on Tuesday 14th July, as well officially opening the festival on the original night of Wednesday 15th July.

See www.larmertreefestival.co.uk for info.

Featuring

Tom Jones

Tom Jones appearing at this event

Tom's long career all began with his first hit 'It's Not Unusual' in 1965. Now Tom has found a new audience, thanks in part to his coaching on ITV's 'The Voice', and also in reaching fans of traditional R'n'B and gospel material with the trio of critically acclaimed albums he's released since 2010. Although he is best known for hits including 'It’s Not Unusual', 'Kiss', 'Delilah', 'What’s New Pussycat' and 'Green Green Grass Of Home', he is first and foremost an artist with a true rhythm and blues soul, as recent albums 'Praise & Blame', 'Spirit In The Room' and 'Long Lost Suitcase' have demonstrated, full of simple, raw and soulful songs. Knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 2006, Sir Tom is indeed a living legend. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides and appeals to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge. Tom has always been about the power of the song, the power of the voice.

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Rodrigo Y Gabriela appearing at this event

Mexican-born guitar virtuosos playing a unique mix of Latin rhythms, Celtic lyricism, jazz, pop and the odd heavy metal riff. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen years. First as young thrash metal fans in their native Mexico City, then as innocents abroad and street musicians in Dublin, Ireland at the turn of the millennium, and finally as the globe-straddling, film-scoring, record-breaking artists they are today. Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic. The extraordinary interplay between Sanchez's fiery lead lines and Quintero's phenomenal rhythmic battery is truly universal.

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Levellers

Levellers appearing at this event

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'.

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Femi Kuti and The Positive Force

Femi Kuti and The Positive Force appearing at this event

Treading in the footsteps of his famous father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Femi is now the standard bearer for Nigeria's funky, feisty afrobeat sound. Backed by a heavily percussive, horn driven band, Femi dominates the stage with his stirring saxophone, playing soulful vocals and groove laden rhythms.

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Jimmy Cliff

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Arguably overshadowed by the rise of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff continues to enjoy a successful career that's seen him record 20 albums and boasts two of the biggest worldwide reggae hits; 'Wonderful World, Beautiful People' and 'You Can Get It If You Really Want'. With a respected sideline in movie acting, most notably in 'The Harder They Come', 2002 has more recently seen him scoop the 'Contribution to Urban Music' MOBO award.

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Bellowhead

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Since their formation in 2004 Bellowhead have occupied a unique place in Britain's musical landscape. Wild, joyous, perverse, bold, crazy, full-blooded, intricate, fearless, funny, epic and mostly BIG, the mighty 11-piece Bellowhead blend folk, jazz, classical, disco and world music influences with English music and cabaret to stunning effect. Playing more than 20 instruments between them with six vocalists, they deliver a heady brew that defies categorisation and have placed themselves at the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while harnessing all the power and mystery of ancient English and European musical traditions.

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Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey appearing at this event

Musical deity and comedic visionary? Bath-born founder member of The Rubber Bishops and one of the top stand-up comedians in Britain today. He was winner of the Best Live Stand Up 1999 Award, and spent six years as team captain on BBC TV's Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Bill also starred in the sitcom Black Books and had his own series on BBC2 entitled Is it Bill Bailey?

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Orchestre National De Barbes

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Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine appearing at this event

Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk and disco and modern post-punk and electro. Weird and wonderful folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's Ibibio tongue, form the creative fabric from which the band's unique musical tapestry is woven. Evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an edgy Afro-Electro soundscape by producers Max Grunhard, Leon Brichard and Benji Bouton give the band a unique space within the current wave of modern Afrocentric sounds sweeping across the globe.

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The Shires

The Shires appearing at this event

Hertfordshire based country duo The Shires – Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes – play Country music as if they came from South of the US, rather than the South East of the UK, they are that good. After playing hardly half a dozen shows together The Shires caught the attention of Decca Records who signed them in the UK and they secured a contract with American based record label Universal Music Group Nashville thus becoming the first ever UK country act to be signed to a major Nashville label.

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Show Of Hands

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Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Albert Hall four times and headline at major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD. Voted Best Duo in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (as well as clinching Best Original Song for Knightley's acclaimed Arrogance Ignorance and Greed) the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country, trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro. 'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' (The Independent).

See 37 tour dates featuring Show Of Hands

Raghu Dixit

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Raghu Dixit has fast become a shining beacon in the burgeoning Indian independent music scene. Despite shying away from the popular sound of Bollywood, Raghu has always managed to capture the hearts and imagination of the population with his direct yet inimitable brand of music. With a towering voice fronting traditional Indian folk music, subtly infused with elements of Western Rock, Arabic, Latino and Reggae textures and rhythms, Raghu’s music transcends borders. His lyrics, though intense, are direct and speak about everyday themes, emotions and experiences making his songs truly universal.

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Kobo Town

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International touring band named after the historic neighborhood in Port?of?Spain where calypso was born from the boastful, humorous chants of roaming stick?fighters. A site of defiance and conflict, Kobo Town was a place where sticks and stones, songs and verses clashed with the bayonets and batons of colonial rule. As the name suggests, Kobo Town explore the rich lyrical tradition and compelling rhythms of calypso's formative years ? the age of the Roaring Lion, Mighty Spoiler, Lord Invader, King Radio and Attila the Hun ? while demonstrating the contemporary relevance of their art by engaging the pressing concerns of our time. Domestic violence, the war on Iraq, the paradoxes of globalization, the ongoing state of Caribbean dependency, and the bittersweet experience of immigration are all treated within their wide and varied repertory.

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Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy appearing at this event

Former member of Steeleye Span, The Albion Band and folk super group Band Of Hope, Martin Carthy was awarded the MBE in 1998 for services to folk music. Further credits include nurturing Bob Dylan and giving his arrangement of Scarborough Fair to Paul Simon. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife Norma Waterson and daughter Eliza Carthy has resulted in more than 40 albums.

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Kiko Bun

Kiko Bun appearing at this event

Federico Marin is Kiko Bun, a reggae artist based in London. Raised on a diet of classical, salsa and hip hop, it was eventually the sun-soaked sounds of reggae that became his musical love. He mixes his deep love of Jamaican roots music with the sound of modern London bass culture. Kiko got a lucky break being asked to record a cover of Toots and Maytals' '54-46 Was My Number' for the Channel 4 drama series 'This Is England '90' and has gone on to sign to the legendary Island Records label, home of course to, amongst others, Bob Marley.

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CoCo And The Butterfields

CoCo And The Butterfields appearing at this event

If anyone ever doubted the ability of music to re-route people's lives, a page from the formative days of CoCo and the Butterfields will soon turn that around. It's 2012 in the town of Canterbury, where Tom Twyman has a plane ticket in his hand, for the journey to the new life he's mapped out for himself in Australia. Dulcima Showan, meanwhile, has just left sixth form college and is all set for art school in Dublin. Neither of them ever makes it, because by now they're in the early stages of a band that has other plans for them. CoCo and the Butterfields have been on a steady and unmistakable upward incline since then, developing an enviable reputation for their exhilarating live shows as their inclusive, acoustic-based sound has ripened to maturity. During the ride, they've played to enthusiastic audiences all over the UK and Europe, both at their own gigs and countless festivals, as well as headlining at London's O2 Academy. They also signed a prestigious 2016 publishing deal with peermusic. For all its elements of folk and Americana, this is admirably unconventional modern pop, and it's reached new levels of sophistication on their Monsters EP.

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Curtis Eller

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Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and a catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic musician has spent more than a decade relentlessly touring the club, theatre and festival stages of North America and Europe. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter who's banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. The American Circus is touring the UK in support of their latest and most ambitious album, "A Poison Melody" on which they have augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life.

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Snowapple

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Three girls from Amsterdam, with different musical backgrounds decided to start a band and go on tour. They play a variation of original compositions and forgotten old songs. These vary from slow ballads to fast and playful songs performed on banjo, guitar and a variety of instruments including mandolin, ukulele, violin, glockenspiel and accordian.

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Swingrowers

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Swingrowers bring Electro-Swing and vintage remix all the way from Italy.

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Keston Cobblers Club

Keston Cobblers Club appearing at this event

Siblings Matthew and Julia Lowe join with their old Keston school friends to make foot-stamping mod-folk music based on an old folklore story. Once upon a time, many years ago, in the little village of Keston there was a man who mended shoes. He managed to save his business by buying a fiddle and gathering all the local musicians into the rickety public house on the corner and playing toe-tapping music that wore thin the shoes of anyone listening. Keston Cobblers Club maintain this tradition by embracing contemporary styles and traditional melodies, promising to 'heel your soles'!

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Naomi Bedford

‘Dreamy, fantastic voice…’ - Peter Buck (REM) ‘Achingly expressive….’ - Maverick Magazine. ‘A favourite voice of mine…I love to hear her sing…’ - Shirley Collins.

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CC Smugglers

CC Smugglers appearing at this event

CC Smugglers are a rag tag 6 piece from the wilds of Bedfordshire who formed in 2009, consisting of Richie (vocals and harmonica), Dan (double bass), Ryan (lead guitar, dobro and banjo), Sam (guitar), Sparky (drums and ukulele) and Dave ( keys and trombone). Drawing on varied elements of musical genres they don't really understand, the band have recently completed their debut album, an infectious stew of gypsy jazz, blues, folk, country and roots. They have built a reputation for great live shows both locally and further from home and have returned from a successful summer on the festival circuit to perform a few select shows in the run up to the album release.

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No Go Stop

No Go Stop appearing at this event

“Thriving percussion and brass encrusted rhythms catch the timeless quality of that ancestral funk sound, while the soaring instrumental solos stay true to Fela Kuti’s musical mission to present the hearth of jazz with the soul of Africa and keep you dancing till dawn.” Yes, they certainly will!

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Ciaran Lavery

Ciaran Lavery appearing at this event

Hailing from the small Irish village of Aghagallon, alt-folk troubadour Ciaran Lavery has channeled the quiet despair of isolation into timeless songs of beauty and heartache. Lavery has the ability to demand an audience effortlessly and truly captivates the spirit through expertly crafted songs and an astonishing voice filled with meaning, passion and heart.

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Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan appearing at this event

Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic seven-piece, combining fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in a mix of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. Their songs range from the wistful and poetic to out-and-out, foot-stomping tales of doomed barbecues, French mustard and falling in love on a Tennessee highway. '...a really good, fun time' (DJ Johnnie Walker).

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Gaz Brookfield

Gaz Brookfield appearing at this event

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.

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The FB Pocket Orchestra

The FB Pocket Orchestra takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1920s and '30s.

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Jon Sterckx

Jon Sterckx appearing at this event

A versatile percussionist based in Stroud, near Bristol, South West UK, Jon has worked across a wide range of musical styles, from traditional musical forms to contemporary experimental styles, theatre and dance collaborations, live percussion sampling (live looping) and fusion collaborations. Performances include: 2 performances at the globally renowned TED events, WOMAD Festival, Cadogan Hall with Christopher Tin & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London International Arts Festival, Llangollen International Eisteddfod, 3 Choirs Festival, Beautiful Days Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Musicport, Drum Camp, Tribe of Doris, Kaya Festival, Cardiff Mela, Glasgow Mela, Belfast Mela. “Few percussionists, no matter how skilled, can captivate and keep an eager festival audience with a solo performance but Jon Sterckx’s stunning Drumscapes are a masterclass in control and rhythm that hook the audiences from the first beats and carry them through to an invariably ecstatic climax. Centred on the tabla, darabuka and riq (a Middle Eastern tambourine) Jon combines beats and rhythms from across the globe with cutting edge sampling and innovative vocal sculpting, building layered soundscapes that mix the experimental with the traditional and creating a uniquely intoxicating, exhilarating and, many say, trance inducing performance quite unlike any other.” Musicport Festival 2015. See www.jonsterckx.co.uk for more information. Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonsterckx

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Tobias Ben Jacob

Tobias Ben Jacob appearing at this event

International man of mystery, time- traveller, boulavardier and inventor of the cocktail umbrella. 'Inventive and thrilling..' R2:Rock n Reel www.facebook.com/tobiasbenjacob @tobiasbenjacob

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Lukas Drinkwater

Lukas Drinkwater appearing at this event

Solo artist, session bass and guitar player based in Exeter. Permanent member of 3 Daft Monkeys, Frootful and The Mighty Sceptres. Guitarist of folk duo with Jim Causley. "Hard working multi-instrumentalist Lukas Drinkwater pops up all over the place, in trad and swing jazz bands, alongside folky singer/songwriters - plus he's even one of the 3 Daft Monkeys. But it's nice to give him a chance to just be himself with a guitar and a few of his own songs - so here he is." - John Blakely, Sheelanagig & The Canteen Venue, Bristol.

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Still Moving DJs

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Southampton's Still Moving DJs love music and performance and are experts at bringing a diverse range of real music to all ages. They play vintage, swing, Charleston, Lindy-Hop, electro swing and 'Antique Beats', 1920's to 1950's (Including original 78s on wind-up gramophone players), world music from African to Balkan to Latino and more, Roots, from folk to gypsy, classics from rock n roll to motown, reggae, dub, ska, country, punk, classical, blues ... basically anything good! They love to dress up for an occasion, love vinyl records and sometimes bring their antique bicycles!

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Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver appearing at this event

Singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist influenced mainly by acoustic folk and traditional Irish folk music.

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The Magic Numbers

The Magic Numbers appearing at this event

The Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters (Romeo and Michele Stodart, Sean and Angela Gannon) who are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and their timeless sound. The band quickly shot to media attention after selling out London’s Kentish Town Forum solely on the strength of their loyal following, before the release of their self-titled 2005 debut album. This record was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. 2018 saw the release of their fifth album 'Outsiders' and the band continue to perform magical live shows.

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The Beat

The Beat appearing at this event

The Beat feat. Ranking Roger were known the world over for a string of hit singles, including Mirror in the Bathroom, Too Nice To Talk To, Can't Get Used To Losing You, Hands off She's Mine and All Out To Get You. Roger sadly passed away in March 2019.

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Meadowlark

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Bristol indie/electro pop duo Meadowlark are Kate McGill (vocals, keys) and Daniel Broadley (guitar, synths). The captivating pop melodies of Kate’s crystalline vocals accompanied by electronic flourishes combine to form a rich, heady atmosphere.

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Laura Doggett

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Soul searching singer/songwriter Laura Doggett is known best for her determination to reach people with her meaningful lyrics and unique voice. Freshly emerging on Bath's music scene, Laura's sound creates an emotionally hard-hitting presence which will provoke your mind and capture your heart. Laura has previously featured on BA1 FM, Somer Valley FM and BBC Wiltshire Introducing.

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Seafret

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Seafret are a North East acoustic duo from the seaside town of Bridlington. Jack Sedman and Harry Draper deliver the kind of soothing tones and heartfelt lyrics that will leave you calmer that a visit to the seaside town they hail from.

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Molotov Jukebox

Molotov Jukebox appearing at this event

Molotov Jukebox are a 6 piece, genre dodging, leviathan of an experience, poised to take the world by storm. Incorporating trumpet, accordion, violin and the sultry tones of lead singer Natalia Tena, over the most concrete and inventive rhythm section this side of Jamaica, this is a band born out of love - love of each other, love of music and a love of making whole roomfulls of people dance til they fall over (or fall in love).

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Dub Inc.

Dub Inc is a reggae band from Saint-Étienne, France who formed in 1997. They combine a range of styles, including dancehall, dub, ska and even rap. Their music is also influenced by African and Arab music with their songs being sung in a mixture of French, English, Arabic and Kabyle.

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By The Rivers

By The Rivers appearing at this event

By The Rivers have firmly put themselves on the radar with their Pop, Soul & Reggae fusion sound with an Afrobeat twist. The 6 piece band from Leicester, expertly avoid the constraint of one genre, whilst bringing to the table a distinctive sound wave of clean cut rhythms and hypnotic horns. They are a band known for their electrifying live shows; being hailed 'One of the best live acts in the UK' by BBC Introducing's Dean Jackson. Festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala and Boomtown have been the setting for such performances, earning them a place among Foals, Jessie Ware & others as one of the Top 5 Future Rising Stars to be seen on Glastonbury Festivals Pyramid Stage, as chosen by the BBC.

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Steve Knightley

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Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind the phenomenally successful acoustic roots duo Show of Hands as well as a fine singer and musician. From a rock background, Knightley is known for his strong narrative songs (many inspired by people and places in his native West Country) and cogent, inventive lyrics. His rock style rant Country Life and anthemic rally call Roots were both nominated for Best Original Song in the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards, whilst Show of Hands have won the categories Best Live Act and Best Duo. At the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Steve won the coveted Best Original Song category with his topical and widely acclaimed song aimed at bankers and MPs – Arrogance Ignorance and Greed. Steve's 2010 solo appearances include Glastonbury and Larmer Tree festivals. 'Bleak, witty and finely observed' (The Guardian).

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Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop appearing at this event

Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, released two EPs in his teens and became a regular at folk festivals in both Britain and abroad. His debut album ‘Blight & Blossom’ established him as an artist with a promising career ahead and led to him receiving both critical acclaim and the Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. His follow up album, 2014’s ‘House of Jacks’, lived up to that promise and cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. He has continued to receive acclaim with 2016's 'Gilded' and 2018's 'Notes From An Island', described as "a heartbreak record that explores the parallels between personal solitude and national isolationism."

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Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six

Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six appearing at this event

An incredible band with a very theatrical take on delta stomping blues and lyric-driven dirt-swing.

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Jarrod Dickenson

Jarrod Dickenson appearing at this event

'Texas-born songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson's slightly spooky melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn't yet kidnapped the country's imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery transcend the decades.'

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Megan Henwood

Megan Henwood appearing at this event

So has the growing legion of admirers of one of Britain’s most promising singer-songwriters. The wait has been completely worthwhile, because the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award for 2009, when she was just 20, has been polishing her performing and writing skills with a maturity way beyond her years.

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AJ Holmes

Born in Barking & Dagenham in the industrial far east of London, A.J. Holmes discovered a love of playing African music through a chance meeting with his Hackney neighbour. Folo Graff, a legendary musician from Sierra Leone, taught him to play the pan African guitar styles. While in Berlin A.J. met Les Beaux Gosses de Berlin, one of the Congo's finest African Rhumba bands, who quickly grabbed him to join their 20-strong band. Learning to rock the Afropop guitar style, A.J. became obsessed with the good time sounds of Sierra Leone and the Congo. Back in his native London he started DJing.

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The Hackney Empire

Afro vibes.

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Chainska Brassika

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The mischievous rabble from London have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond. Chainska Brassika are firm party favourites, getting crowds rocking from Glastonbury to Nottinghill Carnival, Rototom Sunplash to Outlook - and even touring the island of Jamaica. Well known for regularly opening for UK ska legends Madness, Chainska are at the forefront of the new UK ska movement, and their crazy live show have got the band regularly onto europe’s biggest stages. Their debut album 'Skinna' was released in late 2015, being championed by reggae DJ David Rodigan and backed with recently being crowned winners of the World Reggae Contest in Poland, beating over 100 bands from 28 countries - despite being predominantly a ska band. This earned the band a trip to record their follow up album in Jamaica at Harry J Studio's - famous for where Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded the albums Natty Dread, Catch A Fire, Rastaman Vibration & Burnin'.

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Nudy Bronque

This is a band that manage to infuse 80’s indie guitar jangle, the immediacy of great pop, a groove instilled with the urgency of early punk.

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Time For T

Time For T are one of the most diverse and exciting bands on the Brighton scene who've been described as 'Morrison-sexy meets The Kooks frisky meets The Rolling Stones personality', their music travels through rhythms of afrobeat, indie, folk and rock 'n' roll, united by lead singer Tiago Saga's fantastic voice.

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Pachango

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An 11-piece multi-national musical collective from Bournemouth that blends Afro-beat, reggae and Latin rhythms into a non-stop dance party sound. Founded by the brilliant Colombian drummer Julian Leon with a powerful brass section we instantly get any crowd on their feet and in the party mood - in other words a perfect festival band.

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Tezeta

Wobbly Ethiopian funk based on classic Ethiopiques music reminiscent of Jerry Dammers and Sun Ra.

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Gold Of My Own

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Gold Of My Own is a collaboration between singer Vanessa Freeman and multi-instrumentalist and producer Chris Pedley. Their music is laced with soul-based influences with twists of hip hop and leftfield beats and stands in good comparison to early albums by Erykah Badu and Massive Attack.

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Peluché

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Peluché are an eccentric trio of funky Londoners whose quirky wordplay and fidgety funk exhumes the delirium of Tom Tom Club of days of old, making them unmissable.

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Lotte Mullan

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Country / blues inspired chaunteuse Lotte Mullan - "Suffolk's Joni Mitchell" - Q Magazine. "Exquisite, a modern Janis Ian" - Guardian.

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Will McNicol

Born in Scotland now living in the South of England, Will McNicol began his classical guitar training at the age of seven and currently holds two diplomas in classical guitar recital with Trinity College London. He started composing and has since developed a unique style of his own, combining acoustic tapping and slapping techniques with the more conventional classical approach. He takes inspiration everywhere from the enchanting landscapes of Spain to the more local, but no less beautiful Plymouth Hoe.

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Tinderbox

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Tinderbox is a Bournemouth-based acoustic folk/rock band featuring Monique Houraghan, with her distinctive honey-like vocal, and Dan Tucker, with an intricate finger-style guitar technique.

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Bella Figura

Bella Figura appearing at this event

A London based trio whose heavy grooves has been described as "Cool-breeze guitars, wood-smoked vocals and boot-stomp choruses".

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The Villanovas

Fresh, young original 4-piece rock band who fuse fast paced rock with soulful blues and explore sounds and genres that come in between. Their music brings to mind classics like The Beatles, Hendrix and Rolling Stones as well as contemporary bands like Rival Sons, The Strypes, and The Black Keys.

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The Drystones

The Drystones appearing at this event

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".

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Cate Ferris

Cate Ferris appearing at this event

A multi-layered musical voyage through tales of joy, passion and regret, delivered with haunting, ‘goose bumps on the neck’ vocals. Cate Ferris is a one woman multi instrumentalist and after learning guitar while trekking through the middle east and mastering Indian flute while in Jaipur, you might just fall hopelessly in love with her stunning voice and warm, generous stage craft. Cate is well-known for being part of Dizraeli's Small Gods

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Also Appearing

Drew Allen, Wesley Bennett, Shlomo, Andy Kershaw, Hunter And The Bear, Winter Mountain Band, Count Bobo, Luke Selby, Cate Ferris

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