We are pleased to announce our next five bands for this years festival.

 

This year we are so excited for our Saturday night Main Stage Headliner. NEVILLE STAPLE, also known as THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY , is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Neville and his band will take us away and close 2017’s event.
Neville Staple’s thirty-five year career in the music business is well documented, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the ‘90s up to the present day.
Neville Staple (Band) will be on tour in 2017 with their new album ‘Return of Judge Roughneck & Dub Specials’ released in February 2017.
Their tour will cross the UK all year round as well as the US, Europe and Hong Kong.
Neville has also worked on various collaborations over the years, including with The Talks, Flipron, Duplex, co-writing 4 tracks on The Mutants album ‘Rhythm and Punk Review’, tracks with The Dub Pistols and there are many more collaborations in the works.
Billy Rowan, aka THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Jason Mraz meets The Cat Empire…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.
REWS is the London/Belfast based high energy pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and beat-maker Collette Williams.
Shauna was inspired to form REWS following a series of tours with previous bands and an inspirational artist retreat in late 2014. She met the fantastic Collette Williams in March 2015 and they have been a match made in heaven ever since.
REWS aim is to inspire people to be who they are, dance, sing, have fun yet address those deep issues that people face in every day life. It might just be your medicine!
ECHOIC are a young and exciting Alt-Rock quartet from Reading. In December 2014 the band entered the studio to record their debut EP – ‘Testify’ with Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, Don Broco, We Are The Ocean) Which has since led onto touring the recent years across the Uk, Europe and the USA.
With their unique sound, and soaring vocals – Echoic are the band everyone is talking about.
FLIGHT BRIGADE bring grand orchestral sweeps, the crunching anthemic guitars, the striking mix of male and female have brought Flight Brigade comparisons to Arcade Fire and Of Monsters and Men, other pop troupes who refused to compromise their size for the sake of their sound.
In 2015, called the Best Unsigned Band at Brighton’s The Great Escape, that summer saw them perform at 16 festivals, including Bestival and Glastonbury. In November, they released their ‘Stealing Fire’ EP, to rave reviews and radio play from 6 Music, Radio X and the BBC. Lead track ‘When We Were Young’ had its video premiere on Channel 4. In 2016 Flight Brigade were named one of Time Out’s Rising Stars and commenced recording their debut album, ‘Our Friends Our Enemies’ which is released 14th October 2016.