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Bearded Theory Festival is an award winning event set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in South Derbyshire.
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Formed in 1985 by former Sisters Of Mercy members Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams, The Mission emerged as a major charting gothic pop phenomenon in the late '80s. Their debut album God's Own Medicine spawned several hits including Stay With Me and Wasteland. Original members Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler were joined by new drummer Mike Kelly in 2011, and continue to tour around the world to an ever loyal fanbase.
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Champions of the Madchester era, and famous for anthems such as Sit Down and She's A Star, James are one of the classic bands of the British music scene. They reformed in 2007 after a five year hiatus and have continued going strong ever since. In fact, James are now better than ever. You won't want to sit down to their anthems, they deserve a standing ovation.
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Huge in DJing circles worldwide, including commercial success in Japan and Australia.
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Techno-based, UFO-obsessed side project of ex-Ozric Tentacles members. In the early days there was 'Abduction' and 'Implant', slamming, sci-fi electro trance. That was over a decade ago, now producing abrasive techno anthems and psychedelic Latin grooves, Eat Static remain one of the best live dance acts on the scene.
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Banco De Gaia
Welcome to the strange and wonderful world of dance music maestro Toby Marks, the creative force behind Banco De Gaia. One of the world's leading exponents of globally inspired electronica, Toby's work sprang from the hopeful exuberance of British house, the joys of sampling, and the advent of global music. An ambient vibe merchant and godfather of electronic dub who is not afraid to pump up the bump occasionally, he is a socially aware musician who also aims to spread his knowledge to others.
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Jaya The Cat
Originating from Boston and currently based in Amsterdam, Jaya The Cat play an original blend of reggae, ska and punk rock - dosed with dub and dance hall beats, all blending into a musical soundtrack to support tales filled with drunken sunrises, narrow escapes, dysfunctional love affairs, political disillusionment and optimistically raised glasses, through seedy bars, carnival parades and late night dives.
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Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your life. Her crystalline, angelic voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song with profound sweetness, poignancy and depth. A former member of the folk group Equation, who also sang with De Danaan, this young Irish singer from Dungiven, County Derry, sings with clarity, beauty and style. Winner of 2010's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Album ('Hill of Thieves') and winner of 2010's Spiral Awards for Best Female Singer and Best Traditional Song ('Jimmy Mó Mhile Stór'). 'Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice...' (Q Magazine).
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The original rude boy, and one of the undisputed forerunners of the ska movement. Best known for being the lead singer of The Specials, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His biography reads like a who's who of rock. Not only has he worked with such legends as Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Ali Campbell but has also shared the stage with ska icons Rankin Roger (English Beat), forming Special Beat. Although this line up never actually recorded an album, they successfully toured the US with Sting and Steel Pulse before embarking on their own headline tour.
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R.D.F (Radical Dance Faction)
Berkshire collective R.D.F, founded by Chris Bowsher, combine punk, dub, and ska, while Bowsher's lyrics, spoken rather than sung, deal mainly with political issues. They were a regular act on the UK free festival scene prior to the 1994 Criminal Justice Act, and were part of the crusties and anarcho punk movement. After a split in the mid 90s, they reformed in 2006 and continue to play today, with 2012's 'Ammunition' being their first new album since 1995.
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Punk metal band featuring former members of Conflict mixing hardcore punk, dub, ska and more, creating a powerful and eclectic sound.
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